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H-E-B donates $3 million to communities impacted by coronavirus

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 19:20:23-04

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.