MEDIA ALERT:  HPD to Collect Food for Thousands This Holiday Season

Date: 11/25/2018

HPD to Collect Food for Thousands This Holiday Season

At a 10 a.m. news conference TOMORROW (Monday, November 26), Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and other members of HPD will announce the kickoff of the police department’s 33rd Annual Comida/Food Drive to feed those in need during the holiday season.

The news conference will be held at the Fiesta Mart at 2323 Wirt Road.

The Houston Police Department, Houston Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, Fiesta Mart and the Pepsi Bottling Group will once again join together to sponsor the annual “Comida” Drive.

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

The food drive now provides food for more than 3,500 families and last year raised more than $72,000 in donations.  All cash donations are used to purchase basic food staples packaged for distribution to families.

The distribution of donated food will be held at a later date to churches that pre-registered to participate in the program.

WHAT:   Kickoff of HPD’s 33rd Annual Comida/Food Drive

DATE:   TOMORROW  (Monday, November 26)

TIME:    10 a.m.

WHERE: Fiesta Mart, 2323 Wirt Road


JKS/JFS   11-25-18

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