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13,000 People Being Fed Free Thanksgiving Dinner Today

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H-E-B employees prepare approximately 13,000 plates for tonight's Feast of Sharing Event.

The Palmer Events Center will host a massive cooking effort today. H-E-B employees and volunteers expect to serve over 13,000 people there for the 21st annual Feast of Sharing.

Each plate is free of charge and includes traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and turkey.

While on site at the event, coordinators said volunteers were still welcome. Just show up and be ready to serve a lot of food.

Here's the event, by the numbers: 

  • 3,000 pounds of sliced turkey
  • 2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing
  • 750 pumpkin pies
  • 380 gallons of mashed potatoes
  • 140 gallons of turkey gravy
  • 95 gallons of cranberry sauce

The Feast of Sharing is an event that occurs in over twenty different cities across the state. The one in Austin will be at the Palmer Events Center today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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