H-E-B launches $1M fund to address racial inequality

David Salazar
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With protests in all 50 states triggered by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, H-E-B is investing in efforts to address racial inequities and injustice in the communities it served. 

The San Antonio-based retailer is creating a $1 million fund president Craig Boyan said would be used to advance the conversation around race and racial inequities. Boyan also noted that H-E-B also has started an online donation campaign to allow customers to help grow the “Be the Change Fund.” 

“We all must stand against what happened to George Floyd – and the tragic deaths of so many other black lives throughout our history,” Boyan’s note said. “Together we stand with the black community and communities of color in the fight against racism, intolerance, discrimination and hate.”

The company also shared a video message from Boyan in which he further discusses H-E-B’s commitment to diversity. 

“Our collective diversity is our source of strength,” he said. “We work very hard to serve each Texas neighborhood to the best of our abilities, to draw inspiration and ideas form all partners, to be the best employer we can be to create good jobs and good opportunities, and to appreciate and value the differences among us. This is the true spirit of H-E-B.”