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Slow the Spread Texas

03/17/2020 05:25PM ● By Jessie Monsivais
By: Jessie Monsivais  Photo via:  H-E-B Newsroom

Our beloved Texas-based grocer is lending a helping hand to Texas with a $3 million fund to support Texas non-profits that help our most vulnerable communities and combat the spread of the fast-paced virus that’s affecting our world. It’s no wonder H-E-B was recently rated the top U.S. grocer. On top of being one of the best grocery suppliers, the regional grocer is also making waves of hope as the coronavirus makes impressions on our communities.

H-E-B is partnering with local non-profits to provide relief to seniors, children, and low-income families. As schools and businesses shut down, events canceled, and work hours reduced, our community non-profit organizations are some of the first to witness the rise in demand for resources.

“During these trying times, H-E-B is here for Texas. Now, more than ever, H-E-B is keeping with our Spirit of Giving and Helping Here philosophies to do everything we can to support our fellow Texans,” says Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs.

Donating $1.2 million is H-E-B’s Hunger Relief Program, to provide more than 6 million meals. Working with 18 food banks, affiliated with Feeding Texas, H-E-B is delivering 15 truckloads of food and household supplies to these banks throughout our Lone Star State. 

“H-E-B’s donation comes at a critical time as food banks across the state are stepping in to provide emergency food to the people and communities impacted by COVID-19,” shares Feeding Texas CEO, Celia Cole. “We are grateful to H-E-B for its support. Together we will ensure no Texan goes hungry during this public health crisis.”

Proving to be a part of innovative efforts to accelerate research, H-E-B is also donating $300,000 to assist Texas Biomedical Research Institute. This San Antonio-based organization has launched a unique research project to be among the first in the nation to develop the lab model necessary for testing diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments to combat coronavirus. 

Furthermore, H-E-B is encouraging organizations with an increased need due to the coronavirus, to visit H-E-B My Community Investment and apply for funding. 

With on growing uncertainty, H-E-B is here to build hope and stand by to help every Texan, especially those most vulnerable. It is important we continue to work together as a community as we brace the threat of coronavirus because "together we can do our part to #SlowtheSpreadTexas."