Turkey

The 26th annual Feast of Sharing, an annual Thanksgiving luncheon hosted by H-E-B in dozens of locations across Texas and Mexico, will be held today 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. at the Del Rio Civic Center.

The event, which is put together by the grocer with the help of hundreds of volunteers from different businesses and organizations, will feature live entertainment, a hearty turkey with all the trimmings meal, and an opportunity to have a fun family time.

This year’s event will take place at the Del Rio Civic Center, 1915 Veteran’s Boulevard.

During the free community event, hundreds of volunteers serve a feast to more than 6,000 Del Rio residents and surrounding communities.

The menu includes turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, a vegetable medley and dessert. Guests enjoy live entertainment and a variety of activities throughout the day.

Preparing for a massive, large-scale feast of this size is no easy feat. It takes an army of volunteers to prepare 3,000 pounds of turkey breast, 2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing, 140 gallons of gravy, 380 gallons of mashed potatoes, 95 gallons of jellied cranberry sauce, 220 gallons of vegetable medley, 12,000 slices of pumpkin pie and 12,000 rolls.

The H-E-B Feast of Sharing dinners were founded in 1989 and today, 34 dinners are held across

Texas and in Mexico, with more than 250,000 meals served to communities.

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