Tuesday, December 29, 2015

30th Annual Comida/Food Drive | Houston Police Department

The Comida (Food in Spanish) Drive celebrated its 30th year this year by collecting a record-breaking $82,000. This year, the "Comida" drive provided boxes of food for more than 3,500 families in the city of Houston.  Houstonians' generous donations allowed officers to be able to place additional food in the boxes.  Each box of food feeds a family of four during the holidays and provides necessities for the pantry that include flour, rice, beans and vegetables.   

The Houston Police Department, Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, Fiesta Mart and the Pepsi Bottling Group were again sponsors for this annual drive, with Fiesta Mart and the Pepsi Bottling Group having been loyal sponsors the entire 30 years of the food drive. 

The "Comida" Drive began with an officer's concern for the less
fortunate citizens of Houston.  That began what is today one of the
largest food drives in the city of Houston.  During the first year,
approximately 600 families received a box of non-perishable food. 

Thank you, Houston, for your generosity and helping making Comida 2015 such a success! 

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