The first H‐E‐B emerged inside the Kerrville home of Florence Thornton Butt in 1905. Unbeknownst to her, this pocket-sized grocery soon became not only the most well‐established food distribution store in Texas, but also a poster child for charitable businesses and a prominent philanthropist for the state’s communities.
“I’m proud to say that I have been an employee of H‐E‐B for 15 years now,” says H-E-B cashier Sarah Brawling, “During hurricane Harvey we all clocked out at 3pm and set out to help the residents left homeless because of the flood. It was sad to see, but I liked being a part of something so great.”
Many employees like Sarah represent the pillars of the resplendent structure that is H‐E‐B. Enticing employees focus not only on distribution of goods, but also the contribution to the beating, feeling hearts that consume these goods. H‐E‐B maintains America’s capitalism economic stature, but also embodies the spirit of the American people by tying the thread to our community.
“The kids were crying, our house was flooded in; I was about to lose my mind,” says Houston resident Charles Fanning, “We stopped at H‐E‐B and got a hot meal. My wife cried.”This heartwarming exchange during such a tragic catastrophe is precisely what this nation needs; warm arms to wrap around the shivering communities of Texas. Flood waters or not, thanks to H-E-B, Texas remembers what it’s like to be American.