H-E-B’s Feast of Sharing is Your Cue to Serve Your Neighbors This Season

H-E-B’s Feast of Sharing is back! After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone’s favorite grocer welcomed back friends from across the Austin area for a home-cooked holiday meal at the Palmer Events Center (howdy, neighbor!) on November 22.

H-E-B Feast of Sharing gives the iconic Texas company an opportunity to give thanks to its loyal customers and invites everyone to the dinner table. In the more than three decades H-E-B has held the celebrations, more than 375,000 volunteers have helped serve nearly four million meals.

But the love doesn’t stop there. Feast of Sharing isn’t limited to just the Austin area; H-E-B prioritizes this program all across the lone star state and into Mexico, too.

Volunteers plate food for guests at the H-E-B Feast of Sharing dinner, held at the Palmer Center in Austin, Nov. 22, 2022. SARA DIGGINS/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The Feast of Sharing initiative is an integral part of H-E-B’s Hunger Relief Program, which works year-round to prevent hunger. Last year, H-E-B’s Hunger Relief Program donated 34 million pounds of food to families in need. Since the program was founded in 1982, H-E-B has donated more than 1 billion (yep, that’s a b) pounds of food to 5,500 non-profit organizations in Texas and Mexico. Check out if they’ll be celebrating in your area.

H-E-B also gives as good as they get. Not only do they put on major events like Feast of Sharing; they go above and beyond to support other like-minded organizations, like Central Texas Food Bank. Each year they support CTFB through grants, community events, and food donations. They’re not kidding when they say, “no store does more!”

As proud recipients of some H-E-B love, we also like to pay it forward. Last summer, our team took a day to volunteer at the Central Texas Food Bank 👉

Check out their volunteer page to see when you can pick up a shift. 

Long Center staff volunteering at Central Texas Food Bank on Aug. 1, 2022.

This Thanksgiving, our team was able to support Feast of Sharing by donating 70 tickets to our neighbors, thanks to H-E-B’s Community Sharing initiative. Now even more Austinites can come celebrate the arts at the Long Center!

Now that your heart is warm and you’re all inspired, what are you going to do to make a difference in your community this season?


At the Long Center, we’ve always got a new partnership or something cool we know you’ll want to check out! Find and follow us @longcenter on your social media platform of choice, and we’ll see you real soon.

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