2015 Feast of Sharing

Some of our favorite fall traditions are just right around the corner and we can't be more excited about crisp apples, trick-or-treating with the kids, and one tradition that holds a very special place in Central Market's heart, Feast of Sharing in both Dallas and Fort Worth.

Central Market’s parent company, H-E-B, started Feast of Sharing more than 25 years ago in Laredo and Corpus Christi. Today the event has grown, to lift spirits throughout Texas and Mexico in November and December, serving more than 250,000 people.

The Feast of Sharing dinner is free and is open to people of all ages, during the celebration guests are served a complete Thanksgiving dinner by a wait staff of volunteers bringing meals to the tables, a significant departure from similar events where meals are dished out in cafeteria-style lines. Here in DFW Central Market is prepared to serve up to 20,000 people combined during the 5-hour events in both cities from the HEB Mobile Kitchen. In additionn to dinner, the celebrations include a Family and Social Services Area and Kids' Zone with bounce houses, face painters and photos with Santa Claus. 

2015 Feast of Sharing:

Dallas, November 3rd, 2:00-7:00 PM
Centennial Building at Fair Park
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210

Fort Worth, November 10th, 2:00-7:00 PM
Will Rogers Memorial Center, Amon Carter Exhibit Hall
3401 West Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Feast of Sharing being the community event that it is, means that each year we have hundreds of HEB / Central Market Partners, individuals, and organizations from throughout the community volunteer to serve meals, man the Kids' Zone, and much more. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the links below:

  • 11/2 UPDATE: Thank you for your interest! We now have a full roster of volunteers for the Fort Worth, Novemeber 10th Feast. We appreciate each individual and organization who has volunteered their time.  
  • 10/22 UPDATE: Thank you for your interest! Due to the overwhelming response from our community, we are pleased to announce that we have reached the maximum number of volunteers needed for the November 3rd Dallas Feast. If you are not able to register as a volunteer, you are still invited to come and enjoy the food, entertainment and camaraderie!
Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions:
  • What do I wear? If you are an H-E-B or Central Market Partner, please wear your store uniform. Non-Central Market and H-E-B groups can wear what their organization deems appropriate. Individual volunteers should wear clothes appropriate and comfortable for the occasion.
  • Where do I check in? At the volunteer/entertainment entrance. Please refer to map for exact location. 
    Dallas Map
    Fort Worth Map
  • Is there an age restriction for volunteers? There is no age restriction. We ask that parents please keep their children with them at all times.
  • Will I receive confirmation that my shift and job assignment have been accepted? Yes. Volunteers will receive a confirmation letter with final instructions when all positions are filled. 
  • Do volunteers get a meal? Yes, all volunteers get a meal at the end of their shift. Organizations will schedule when their members will eat. Individual volunteers can eat when they choose.
  • Where do I park? Is parking free? Please refer to the map for parking; parking is free.
    Dallas Map
    Fort Worth Map 
For more information about the event and event transportation please download the 2015 Feast of Sharing PDF.
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6 Comment(s):

Antonio wrote on 10/28/2015 12:21:40 PM

I am sooo looking forward to this year feast.My family and I never miss.Its an annual event that we look forward to.You feel the joy,love and commerotery in air.If you have never attended this event I strongly encourage you to come this year.Dont deprive yourself. The saddest part of The Feast of Sharing is that we have to wait another year.See you there. P.S.bring someone with you.

Kim Gilmore wrote on 10/9/2015 3:18:00 PM

I signed up to volunteer. Will I get a confirmation or do I just show up?

Alena Davies wrote on 11/18/2014 8:52:36 PM

A friend and I attended this in 2013. We were so touched by the kindness of those volunteering. There was so much love in the atmosphere that it brought tears to our eyes. I highly recommend this event in the future, to anyone who is alone or is on the street or on hard times. You will feel at home and welcomed by a big family of staffers who want to make it an awesome day for you. The food was great and you can eat as much as you like. There are double, triple, etc helpings. We met some really sweet people who sat near us. This is a great event and I'm so grateful to have been able to experience it.

Amy wrote on 11/8/2014 5:57:11 PM

Hi, I tried signing my group up a couple weeks ago (from my phone) and filled out the form etc. but never got any sort of confirmation and we are signed up. I am wondering if it went through or not and i can't find any contact info on who I need to get in touch with. please let me know if possible. thank you!

NELLY GUAJARDO wrote on 11/7/2014 10:46:56 AM


LL. Jones wrote on 11/15/2013 12:17:43 AM

My family and I participated in the Feast today Thursday November 14th in Dallas. I was so impressed and over whelmed at how the event turned out it was a beautiful setup and organized so well. To see everyone come together for food was so nice! Regardless of class or status people sat down by each other made conversation and just enjoyed a hot and nourishing Thanksgiving dinner. My experience was humbling because as I sat there eating I started looking around at all the faces, some smiling some not smiling, some with bags and bags of belongings. It bought tears to my eyes to see them eating and I was there eating with the very people I sometimes serve food to on the fourth Saturday of each month. Not knowing if they have home's, bed's, or just some place to keep warm. Thinking about it made tears swell up in my eyes then the highlight of the evening was when a man sat across from my 17 year old daughter not wearing the best of attire and she got up to inform the volunteer he needed a plate of food. That's when I had to say "Happy THANKSGIVING" Thank You Central Market & HEB, and all the volunteer's for a truly Pleasant and Humbling pre Thanksgiving Dinner. Gratefully Yours, Jones Family

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