Hunger Heroes turn Hunger into Hope

March 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

Today, at our annual “Hunger Heroes” appreciation luncheon at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, we celebrated with special guests our accomplishments in providing an unprecedented 17.2 million meals to nearly 300,000 hungry Central Texans. It was also an opportunity to honor  Mr. Eddie Garcia of H-E-B for his inspirational leadership of H-E-B programs in support of our mission and his dedication to ending hunger. Eddie was responsible for important public affairs and community programs including:

  • Establishing the H-E-B Food Bank assistance program which supports 17 Texas food banks.  Thanks to this program, more than 2 million pounds of product was donated to CAFB this past year.
  • Developing H-E-B’s “Help End Hunger” annual store campaign which raised more than $75,000 this past year for the Food Bank.
  • Creating and developing the “Feast of Sharing” free community dinners in December and November.
  • Leading efforts to establish the first food bank in Mexico.

Left to right: Dana Shelton (CAFB), Eddie Garcia (H-E-B), David Davenport (CAFB)

In spite of retirement, Eddie’s relationship with us and the Food Banking community continues in his current role as the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program consultant.

Eddie, and our Hunger Heroes, are shining examples of how one person can change many lives. Thank you, Central Texans! View photos of our Hunger Heroes.

Top row: Michelle Walker-Moak (Applied Materials) and Amanda Webster (National Instruments). Bottom row: Karin Dicks (AMD) and Kristi Fontenot (AMD).

To see how your support made a difference this past year, please view our annual report published today.

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