Food For Families is an annual project for the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, H.E.B. Grocery Company, and KWTX News 10. The Harker Heights Food Center, together with food pantries all across Central Texas, will participate in this one-day food drive to collect non-perishable food in order to stock our shelves for the holiday season and beyond.
On the Friday before Thanksgiving, volunteers from the Boy Scouts, H.E.B. Grocery Company, and other community organizations collect food across nine counties in Central Texas. Food For Families is the largest one-day food drive in Texas.
All donated food serves the people in the county in which it was collected. Central Texans have generously donated food and money totaling more than one million pounds each year for the past seven years. In 2018 alone, 2,221,369 pounds of food was collected.