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Photos: Behind the Scenes at HEB's Annual Feast of Sharing

Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
Some 14,000 dinners are served: Food is plated at H-E-B's annual Feast of Sharing.

The H-E-B Feast of Sharing returned to the The Palmer Events Center last night.

Nearly 14,000 meals were cooked and served last night for the annual free Thanksgiving meal. Throughout the evening, the number of people attending the feast was steady and flowing.

H-E-B's Tamra Jones said that "without the amazing help of the community and all the volunteers, this event wouldn't be the same. You feel the community coming together to make this happen."

This extensive feast was prepared in a mobile kitchen behind the center by a team of nine chefs. Almost 3,000 pounds of turkey were cooked along with 12,000 pies, and almost 100,000 gallons of cranberry sauce. Every plate, drink and desert was free of charge.

Chris Bowden has attended the feast for the last 12 years, noticing that "there's more people coming compared with last year's feast".

You can view a slideshow of the Feast of Sharing posted to KUT Austin's Flickr page below. 

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