By San Antonio Business Journal

H.E. Butt Grocery Co. has deployed its Disaster Response Unit to Laredo to provide on-site emergency relief aid in anticipation of severe flooding from the Rio Grande River.

The unit is a self-contained trailer with a diesel generator and will be accompanied by two water tankers and the H-E-B Eddie Garcia Mobile Kitchen, which can serve approximately 2,200 meals per hour.

⿿This is a critical time of need for this area. We are standing by and are fully prepared to offer any assistance the area and its residents may need in the coming days,⿝ says Danny Flores, the public affairs manager for H-E-B who is coordinating the company⿿s on-ground relief effort.

H-E-Bâ¿¿s emergency response began earlier this week when the company delivered 88 pallets of gallon drinking water containers to the food bank in Acuna, Mexico (11,672 total gallons of water) and donated 300 cases of H-E-B Corn Flake Cereal boxes that the grocer helped distribute to the community.

San Antonio-based H-E-B is one of the largest independent grocery chains in the United States. The company has stores in more than 150 communities in Texas and Mexico.

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