BGC’s Spirit of Christmas Food Drive continues

Donations to the 30th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive are still being accepted as the drive moves into its final weeks. The drive will feed more than 14,000 families in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The food drive is sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Company stores and various service organizations."Many families receive assistance through this effort, and every single donation counts,” said Sam Anderson, community involvement manager for BGC.Donations may be made by placing non-perishable food items in designated bins inside participating stores before Christmas. Items needed include canned meats, vegetables, soups, beans, rice and pasta. Also, grab-bags full of non-perishable items are available in most stores for customers to purchase and donate to the drive.In addition to the food, BGC will give at least one baking hen to each family assisted.“The service group and their volunteers, other businesses, and schools all play a huge part in this effort,” Anderson said. “They carry this through, along with our stores, and we are grateful for their time and effort to help their neighbors in need.”Brookshire's Spirit of Christmas Food Drive helps the Sweetwater Goodfellows. Distribution will be Friday, Dec. 9, from 9-11 a.m. and a Christmas party with Santa for families with children will be held from 3:45-4:45 p.m. that day with both events taking place in the recreation building at Lamar Street Baptist Church.                  About BGCSince 1928 Brookshire Grocery Co. has operated on the principle of putting people first—customers and employees. Known for friendly service, clean stores and strong community support, BGC operates 152 stores in three states—Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas—with three distribution centers and seven manufacturing facilities. For more information visit and