McALLEN This November, H-E-B is kicking-off the holiday season by providing opportunities for customers to help the hungry in the upper and lower Valley community. Beginning the first week of November, H-E-B will host a Holiday Food Collection Drive at 23 participating stores across the Rio Grande Valley.

Collection barrels will be positioned near the main entrance of select stores to accept donations of non-perishable food items through December 24. The collected food will be donated to the Rio Grande Food Bank for distribution to the community. Store locations will be posted on www.foodbankrgv.com.

"H-E-B has been one of our greatest partners and they are constantly helping us serve the community here and in the rest of their market," Terri Drefke, FBRGV Executive Director, said. "We are very grateful for their commitment to us." Drefke also thanks the community for their donations during the drive.

For more information, contact Carter Robinson at 956-682-8101 or e-mail: carterr@foodbankrgv.com or visit www.foodbankrgv.com.