KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The line at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center went all the way around the corner as H-E-B and the City of Killeen hosted the 12th annual Feast of Sharing Tuesday night.
H-E-B is estimating that more than 5,000 residents enjoyed a free meal.
H-E-B donated the food and the event also included live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, and of course, a visit from Santa.
Angela Owens, a volunteer and member of the Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority in Killeen, said she couldn’t be prouder to volunteer to help feed the hungry.
“It’s just so overwhelming,” she said.
“There’s so many people that are in need and to be able to come out here and be able to give them something is really humbling.”
Launched in 1989, the H-E-B feast of Sharing dinners are an important part of the company’s Food Bank Assistance Program, which works year-round to prevent hunger in Texas and Mexico.
The annual holiday feast includes more than 250,000 meals served during 33 dinners held throughout Texas and Mexico, Killeen being one of them for the last 12 years.