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H-E-B kicks off 9th Annual Feast of Sharing

Published On: Dec 04 2013 03:52:38 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2013 03:53:02 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

Volunteers packed up meals to deliver to 900 homebound families in Abilene Wednesday for HEB's 9th Annual Feast of Sharing.

The grocery store chain has partnered with Meals on Wheels every year since 1989 to help provide food to families who need it.

Volunteers including several city figureheads like Mayor Norm Archibald, Police Chief Stan Standridge and Fire Chief Ken Dozier among others were there to help out.

Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator Jessica Stewart said the program is vital in raising awareness about people in the community who need that help.

"They don't have the money or the means to go to the grocery store and buy food to prepare, they may not be medically able to stand at a stove and prepare a meal so for some this is their only good nutritious meal they'll get today," said Stewart.

This year's Feast of Sharing dinner will be Tuesday, December 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. It's free and open to anyone who would like to attend. HEB plans to serve more than 10,000 guests. There will also be live music and entertainment.