H-E-B is donating $3 million to Texas communities impacted by the coronavirus.
The company announced the initial $3 million commitment will support local organizations helping people most in need and working hard to combat the spread of coronavirus.
“During these trying times, H-E-B is here for Texas,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “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.”
From the donation, H-E-B's Hunger Relief Program will donate $1.2 million to support 18 local food banks throughout Texas, which will provide more than 6 million meals. Additionally, H-E-B will deliver 15 truckloads of food and household supplies to the various food banks.
The donation will also provide $500,000 in financial assistance to organizations dedicated to mobilized home feeding services for seniors and low-income families such as Meals on Wheels.
H-E-B will donate $300,000 to assist Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a San Antonio-based organization with a team dedicated to coronavirus research.
H-E-B is pledging $1 million in financial support for their nonprofit partners who are providing vital services during this time. Organizations experiencing an increased need as a result of the coronavirus can visit H-E-B My Community Investment to apply for funding.