HPD Officers to Collect Donations for “Comida” Food Drive

November 28, 2007 - Houston police officers will begin collecting food for the 2007 “Comida” food drive on the following dates at each of the listed participating Fiesta mart stores:

Collection Dates
Thursday, November 29, Noon to 8 pm
Friday, November 30, Noon to 8 pm
Saturday, December 1, 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, December 2, 9 am to 5 pm

Fiesta Marts
3803 Dunlavy
2300 North Shepherd
4711 Airline
1005 Blalock
8320 FM 1960
10401 Jensen
12201 East Freeway
800 South Wayside
1175 Edgebrook
7510 Bellfort
5600 Mykawa
12355 Main
8130 Kirby
14315 Bellaire
6200 Bellaire

The “Comida” Food Drive began in December 1985 with HPD Officer Joe Dominguez’s concern for the less fortunate Hispanic citizens of Houston. Dominguez put together 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. Each box donated fed a family of four during the Christmas holidays. The food drive now provides food for more than 3500 families in the city of Houston.

The distribution of the food will be held at a later date at the Pepsi Bottling Group facility at 9300 La Porte Freeway. For more information, contact HPD Officer Alvin Steelman, Public Affairs Division, at 713-308-3200.

JGA/JFC 11-28-07

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.