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$20 million donation to support food banks from Charles Butt
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$20 million donation to support food banks from Charles Butt

Committed to advancing hunger relief efforts in Texas, Charles Butt is making a $20 million personal gift to support 20 food banks across the state that are part of the Feeding Texas network.

This generous gift will serve Texans, including children, experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture ranks Texas as the second-most-food-insecure state in the nation after Arkansas.

According to Feeding Texas, four million people experience food insecurity with 20 percent being children.

Butt stated: “The thought of children going hungry anywhere is painful, but to have that happen here in Texas is unacceptable. My aim is to support access to essential food programs and invest in solutions for Texans. By supporting the hunger relief efforts of these dedicated organizations, we hope to make a meaningful and positive impact across the state,”

Addressing hunger relief is a cause H-E-B has championed since its first store opened in 1905. Last year, H-E-B’s Hunger Relief program donated more than 33 million pounds of food to families in need. In total, the program has donated more than one billion pounds of food to 5,500 non-profit organizations in Texas and Mexico since 1982.

Throughout the year, H-E-B supports Texas food banks and many hunger initiatives, including summer feeding programs, the annual H-E-B Help End Hunger donation campaign, and 34 H-E-B Feast of Sharing dinners across Texas and Mexico during the holidays.

H-E-B, with sales of $43 billion, operates more than 435 stores in Texas and Mexico.

Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 118th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices.

Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 160,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities.

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