Fiesta store in Cy-Fair area to aid police in holiday food drive
Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland Jr., announced the kickoff of HPD's 25th Annual "Comida" Food Drive to feed those in need during the holiday season.
The "Comida" Food Drive began in December 1985 with an officer's concern for the less fortunate citizens of Houston. That started what is today one of the largest food drives in the city of Houston.
The food drive now provides food for more than 3,500 families in the city of Houston and last year raised $48,867 in cash donations. All of the cash donations are used to purchase basic food staples packaged for distribution to families.
The food drive is sponsored by the Houston Police Department, Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, Fiesta Mart, the Hispanic Ministers Against Crime and the Pepsi Bottling Group.
HPD officers will begin collecting food this week at the following dates and times: Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents may bring donations to the Fiesta store at 8320 FM 1960 in Cy-Fair.
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