HOUSTON—H-E-B and the Houston Texans are proud to present the Houston Food Bank with $53,000 through the Sacks for Hunger program. This translates into 159,000 meals for hungry Houstonians.
As part of the company’s ongoing support of the Houston Food Bank, H-E-B partnered with the Houston Texans for Sacks for Hunger initially during the 2009 NFL football season and has continued the partnership every season since. Through the program, each time the Texans’ defense sacked the opponent’s quarterback during the regular season and post season, H-E-B pledged to donate $1,000 to the Houston Food Bank. In all, the 2011 Sacks for Hunger donations equal $53,000. This record-breaking donation for the program is a significant increase from the $30,000 donation last year.
The Houston Food Bank feeds 137,000 people each week by distributing food through nearly 500 hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties, including church pantries, homeless shelters, safe havens and nutrition sites for children and the elderly. Thanks to strong community partnerships, the Houston Food Bank is able to stretch every $1 donation to provide a full day of meals for one person.