AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin campus is the new stop in H-E-B’s delivery service. The school’s partnership with the Texas grocery chain will allow UT at Austin students, faculty members and staffers to place delivery orders.
Users can make orders on H-E-B’s smartphone app or heb.com.
“Being able to offer this service is a great resource for students who don’t have time to shop or who don’t have transportation beyond campus, helping them easily access the groceries and supplies they need,” said Soncia Reagins-Lilly, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Users can shop online and get their goods within the same day. Personal shoppers will gather the items, while Favor delivery drivers handle the door-to-door deliveries, which is available to those living on or off campus. The Favor runners will have four designated parking spots: Jester Circle, Jester Residence Hall, Kinsolving Residence Hall and Bass Concert Hall. H-E-B will notify shoppers when the delivery person leaves the store, and the two can figure out the exact pickup location from there.
“H-E-B has been a proud sponsor of UT academic programs and research since 1976 and is fortunate to have hundreds of Longhorns that work in our company today,” said Laura Estes, Central Texas marketing director for H-E-B. “Through the years, our partnership has become a source of pride for both organizations. In this spirit, we’ve launched on-campus H-E-B delivery to the University of Texas at Austin community. As a former Longhorn, I hope this added perk becomes a widely used convenience for all students.”
H-E-B has donated more than $6.6 million to UT given their long-standing relationship.
“For more than a century, H-E-B and UT Austin have shared a mission to strengthen Texas through excellence in education, commitment to diversity and efforts to make our communities resilient,” said Kelsey Evans, the university’s executive director for corporate relations. “As we look to the future and the changing face of commerce, we are proud to become one of H-E-B’s newest Campus Delivery Hubs, a step that will ensure all Longhorns have access to affordable nutrition.”