Our Emergency Response Team dispatched its Disaster Relief Units (DRUs) and the H-E-B Mobile Kitchens, which are at their staging location at the H-E-B at 1505 E. Rio Grande in Victoria. The Mobile Kitchen will continue to provide hot meals to first responders and the local community and expects to provide more than 8,000 meals by the end of the day Monday.

As the storm develops we will continue to assess where the support of the DRUs is needed most. 

The convoy of more than 15 vehicles, which includes the DRUs, two H-E-B Mobile Kitchens, water and fuel tankers and H-E-B trailers, will deliver much-needed relief supplies and services to the communities in the affected hurricane area.

H-E-B’s DRUs are fully equipped with an H-E-B Pharmacy and mobile Business Services unit, which will allow displaced residents to fill prescriptions, cash checks and pay bills, as well as provide access to an ATM. The H-E-B Mobile Kitchens, two 45-foot-long food preparation facilities that are designed to serve up to 6,000 meals per day, will set up and serve hot meals to first responders and storm victims.

In all, we expect more than 100 H-E-B Partners to help with our Mobile Kitchen and Disaster Relief Unit efforts.

HOW TO DONATE: All H-E-B, Central Market and Joe V’s Smart Shop stores across Texas will launch a statewide tear pad campaign offering customers an opportunity to support victims by donating in increments of $1, $3, or $5 at the checkstand.

All monies accepted from the tear pad campaign, as well as a $100,000 donation from H-E-B, will benefit the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Feeding Texas.