5-years, 2-mayors and 1 committed, passionate councilmember later, Texas-based H-E-B broke ground on its new 90,000 square foot store in Houston’s historic Riverside and Third Ward this weekend. Located in a predominantly African-American neighborhood, this store will serve residents notwithstanding their family’s income. The collaboration needed for this store to come to fruition was remarkable. A big thanks go to The Food Trust, Houston Food Bank CHILDREN AT RISK American Heart Association for their foundational work and the City of Houston, HOUSTON HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their financial support.
Partners Licia Green and Lance Gilliam are honored to play a role in visioning, structuring and executing this important endeavor.