MEDIA ALERT: HPD Command Staff, Officers, Volunteers Pack Boxes of Food for Hungry Houstonians

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MEDIA ALERT: HPD Command Staff, Officers, Volunteers Pack Boxes of Food for Hungry Families
Beginning at 8 a.m. TOMORROW (Tuesday, December 11), Houston police command staff, officers and dozens of volunteers will pack food supplies for distribution to those less fortunate this holiday season as a part of department’s annual Comida/Food Drive.

The packing is taking place at the Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. plant at 9300 La Porte Freeway. HPD command staff members will be on-site from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Thanks to the generosity of Houstonians, food and monetary donations were collected earlier this month by HPD officers stationed at Fiesta Mart locations throughout Houston during HPD’s 33rd annual Comida/Food Drive. The donations, a record breaking $76,000, will allow HPD to provide more than 3,500 Houston families with a box of food this holiday season.

On Saturday (December 15), the food will be distributed to churches that pre-registered to participate in the program.

The Comida/Food Drive began 33 years ago, in December 1985, with an officer’s concern for the less fortunate citizens of Houston. That began what is now one of the largest food drives in the city. During its first year, approximately 600 families received a box of non-perishable food. Each donated box feeds a family of four a holiday meal.

Special thanks to the sponsors of this annual food drive: Fiesta Mart, the Pepsi Bottling Group, the Houston Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, the Police and Clergy Alliance and the Houston Police Foundation. This year marks the 33rd year of partnership with Pepsi and Fiesta.

WHAT:
HPD Command Staff, Officers to Pack Food for Hungry Families
DATE:
TOMORROW (Tuesday, December 11)
TIME:
8 a.m.
WHERE:

JKS/JFC 12-10-18
Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., 9300 La Porte Freeway service road (Keymap 535-G)

Contact:
Public Affairs Media Line
713.308.3280

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