A Better Year Starts Here

What is a Brown Bag of Hope?

Together, we can equip a kid headed back to school next month. For just $10, you can purchase a Brown Bag of Hope containing school supplies or toiletries for those in need. Our stores then redistribute the bags to local schools, nonprofits, and others within your community.
 
 
A screenshot of a Facebook post from Smithville ISD thanking Brookshire Brothers for their Brown Bags of Hope donation. A Smithville ISD employee is pictured with two Brookshire Brothers employees and a table full of donated school supplies.
 

What does each Brown Bag of Hope contain?

The School Supply Bag contains:
2 - Top Flight Filler Paper (150 sheets)
2 - Top Flight 1 Subject Notebook (70 sheets)
1 - 3M Kids Scissors
1 - Elmer’s AP Glue Stick (2 ct)
1 - Dixon No. 2 Pencils (8 ct)
1 - Simply Done Facial Tissue (74 ct)
1 - BIC Classic Black Stick Pens (10 ct)
 
The Toiletry Bag contains:
1 - Top Care Toothbrush (Adult Medium)
1 - Aim Toothpaste (5.5 oz)
1 - Top Care Twin Plus Disposable Razors (5 ct)
1 - Sure Wide Solid Deodorant (1.7 oz)
1 - Rosa Venus White Bar Soap (3.53 oz)
1 - Top Care Dental Floss Mint (100 yd)
1 - Top Care Liquid Hand Soap (7.5 oz)
1 - Top Care Green Mint Mouthwash (250 ml)
1 - Simply Done Facial Tissue (74 ct)

A picture of a table with Brown Bags of Hope and a sign that says "Equip a kid this school year!"

The Spaghetti Bag contains:
2 Boxes - Food Club Macaroni & Cheese (7.25 oz)
2 Cans - Food Club French Green Beans (14.5 oz)
2 Cans - Food Club Canned Corn (15.25 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Parmesan Cheese (8 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Canned Carrots (14.5 oz)
1 Box - Food Club Boxed Spaghetti (16 oz)
2 Jars - Food Club Spaghetti Sauce (24 oz)
 
The Multi-Meal Bag contains:
2 Cans - Food Club Tuna (5 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Chicken (12.5 oz)
1 Box - Food Club Cheesy Tuna Partner (5.5 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Petite Tomatoes (14.25 oz)
1 Bag - Food Club Rice (16 oz)
1 Bag - Food Club Pinto Beans (16 oz)
1 Box - Food Club Saltines (16 oz)
1 Jar - Food Club Peanut Butter (16 oz)
 
The Basics Bag contains:
1 Can - Food Club Sweet Peas (15 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Corn (15.25 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Green Beans (14.5 oz)
2 Pkgs - Food Club Yellow Cornbread Mix (6 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Fruit Cocktail (15.25 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Chicken Noodle Soup (10.75 oz)
1 Can - Food Club Tomato Soup (10.75 oz)
1 Box - Food Club Saltines (16 oz)
1 Jar - Food Club Peanut Butter (16 oz)
 

Where can I find a Brown Bag of Hope?

These bags can be found and purchased in your local store. Having trouble finding them? Talk to your local Store Director! He or she can also tell you about which specific schools and nonprofits the store distributes to.
 

Back to School themed Brown Bags of Hope are pictured on a school-themed background with pencils and school supplies scattered over chalk board.

Go Digital & Save Even MORE
We're pleased to announce the expansion of our Digital Coupons program, an exclusive benefit to our Celebrate members. Starting July 3, we are rolling over our Food Club Friday, Member Monday, and Celebrate Coupon programs to digital coupons. Here's everything you need to know about this upgrade!
 
Not a member? Sign up to Celebrate the savings TODAY!
 

What's NEW?

The exclusive savings Celebrate members receive in their inbox every Wednesday morning will now feature six digital coupons with savings hotter than ever. These coupons will replace the Member Monday, Food Club Friday, and Celebrate Coupon offers. Instead, all of our deals will be housed in one simple place.
 
A graphic depicting how Digital Coupons will replace Member Monday, Food Club Friday, and Celebrate Coupons.
New coupons are added daily! Stay up to date by previewing the latest digital coupons on our website
 
Additionally, we're using software to personalize these digital coupons to a member's shopping habits! The more a member clips coupons, the more personalized the coupons will be. For example, a mother of a newborn that clips baby care coupons will receive more baby care coupons while a young single adult that clips pet food coupons will receive more pet food coupons.
 
A graphic capturing why this change is taking place.
 

Using Digital Coupons

To participate in these exclusive savings, you can either click on one of the featured coupons in the email or log in to your Celebrate account from our website. This will open the Digital Coupon portal where you can "clip" (click) the coupon (and any other coupons you choose) to load it to your Celebrate account. No printing necessary! 
 
On your next shopping trip, shop for the qualifying products and then put in your 10-digit phone number (i.e. your Celebrate ID) at checkout to redeem.
 
A graphic depicting the steps to use digital coupons
BONUS: You can also double or triple these coupons every Thursday with Thrifty Thursday!
 

Questions?

Check out our FAQ for digital coupons or contact us directly!
 
 
A Popping 4th of July Side: Red, White and Blueberry Pasta Salad
Fireworks, grilling, and family fun is the ultimate patriotic pastime for celebrating America's birthday. While we know you've got hamburgers, hotdogs, and ribs on the grill, we've got a festive spin on your family's favorite pasta salad.
 
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for your July 4th grilling needs and more! 
 

Red, White and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Bowl of Red, White and Blueberry Pasta Salad
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Pilsbury
 
Ingredients
      • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
      • Water and vegetable oil called for salad mix box
      • 1cup diced red bell pepper
      • 1cup blueberries
      • 1/3cup crumbled feta cheese
Directions
      • Make pasta salad as directed on box.
      • Stir in bell pepper and blueberries.
      • Sprinkle with feta cheese.
      • Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
      • Cover and refrigerate any remaining salad.
You can find even more classic 4th of July recipes here!
 
 
All Things "Celebrate"

New to our Celebrate program? Here's a quick introduction to the variety of rewards our loyal shoppers can access. You only need ONE account for all the benefits below...

Celebrate Rewards 

SHOP • EARN • SAVE with Celebrate Rewards! Earn a point for every $1 you spend on our own brands; when your balance reaches 100 points, you get $2 off your purchase! Our brands include Buckley Farms, Brookshire Brothers, Cape Covelle, CharKing, Culinary Tours, Fresh Harvest, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws, Pure Harmony, Simply Done, Tippy Toes, Top Care, Valu Time, Wide Awake, and @Ease. Simply put in your 10-digit phone number (Celebrate ID) every time you check out and watch your points accumulate at the bottom of each receipt.

An infographic for Celebrate Rewards

Visit the Celebrate Rewards page for our FAQ and more.

Digital Coupons 

Every Wednesday at 5 AM, check your email for your latest digital coupons! To load a coupon to your account, click on one of the featured coupons in the email, or log in to your Celebrate account from our website and navigate to the Digital Coupons portal. Once logged in, start clipping deals for you and your family! These offers are automatically loaded to your Celebrate account—no printing necessary! On your next visit to the store, pick up your qualifying items and enter your 10-digit phone number (Celebrate ID) at the register to redeem your Digital Coupons.

An infographic describing the digital coupons program.

 New coupons are added every day, so stay tuned on our website!

A Birthday Gift For YOU

Your big day deserves the best! To celebrate, we're sending you an email with a special $5 OFF coupon inside! To redeem, follow the instructions in the email.

A "Happy Birthday!" graphic

Exclusive Contests, Events, Sales, and MORE

We offer a variety of uniqe contests, events, sales, and more as another way to bring value back to our Celebrate members. Flash Sales, Celebrate Rewards Events, Brookshire Brothers Anywhere, and Fuel Rewards are just a few example opportunities our loyal shoppers can participate in. Keep an eye out for these savings and more through the weekly ad or weekly emails!!

Sign up to Celebrate TODAY! 

 

Summer Sweet Tooth: Grilled Peaches with Pecan Brown Butter Sauce
Everybody knows that what a grill really wants is just some sweet summer fun, and this easy recipe for grilled peaches has every bit of summer and sweet fun you can find.
 
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for fresh summer peaches and more!
 

Grilled Peaches with Pecan Brown Butter Sauce

Fresh peaches on a grill.
INGREDIENTS
  • 4-6 peaches, fresh
  • Food Club non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 stick Food Club salted butter
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
  • fresh whipped cream
Don't forget to check your weekly ad or the latest digital coupons for extra savings on the ingredients!
 
DIRECTIONS
Slice peaches in half and remove pit. Lightly spritz cut side of peaches with non-stick cooking spray. Place cut side down on a hot grill. Cook about 2-3 minutes. Remove peaches from grill and place in a lightly greased baking dish or sheet pan. Return dish or pan to grill. Cover and continue to cook until the peaches are soft – about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
 
To make the sauce: In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Continue to cook over medium heat until butter begins to brown and smells slightly nutty. Remove from heat and add pecans and cinnamon sugar. Swirl or stir to mix.
 
To serve: Place 1-2 peach halves on a dessert plate. Drizzle with Pecan Brown Butter and a scoop of whipped cream. Garnish with fresh mint and pecan halves, if desired.
 
Summer sweet tooth still isn't satisfied? Try out these two recipes as well—Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip and Frozen Fruit Fluff.
 
Father's Day Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Show dad you love him a WAFFLE lot with this fun spin on a favorite breakfast!

Plate of Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Ingredients
      • 1 can (17.5 oz) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing (5 rolls)
      • 1 cup powdered sugar
      • 3 tablespoons milk
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
      • Spray waffle maker with cooking spray; heat waffle maker.
      • Separate dough into 5 rolls; set icing aside.
      • For each waffle, place 1 roll in center of waffle maker; close lid of waffle maker.
      • Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until waffle is thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
      • Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together reserved icing, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until glaze is smooth.
      • Serve glaze over hot waffles.
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Pilsbury
Students Solve a Need for Brookshire Brothers Distribution Center
Six months ago, Operations Manager Jay Jelinek would’ve never guessed that a sixth-grade 3D Design class would have the answer to an obstacle he and his team were facing in the Brookshire Brothers Distribution Center.
 
A young female blond student works on a 3D design project at her computer.
 
“We recently started to replace our older Vocollect wired headsets with new wireless technology. With the older wired headsets, our operators would keep the computer part of the equipment on a belt or in their pocket. However, because the new technology is wireless, it doesn’t have to be kept on an individual; it just has to be in close proximity,” Jelinek explained. “So, we started looking for something to help store the new technology on the electric transporter. We also needed to find something that would protect the new equipment from getting damaged.”
 
When Jelinek and his team were unable to find a solution in-store or online, Night Supervisor Mannie Flores stepped up to design a cardboard model that would meet their needs.
 
“Mannie’s very creative. If he can’t draw it, he’ll build it,” Jelinek says, describing how Flores accounted for all the variables. “He fashioned it to go up underneath the handlebar on the pallet jack so you can stand and drive. It would be out of the way and protected, and it would still make that Bluetooth connection to the headset. You wouldn’t ever have to worry about putting it somewhere where it would fall off; you would just turn it on and go.”
A man holds up a cardboard model next to a 3D printed prototype. 
The only question was, how could Flores’s design be manufactured?
 
“One day I was at church with Chris Smith, a good friend of mine. He pulled something out of his pocket to show me: a plastic nut and bolt. I asked him how he did that and he told me 3D printing—something I’d never seen before,” Jelinek said. “That was on Sunday. On Monday, Flores’s cardboard creation was on my desk and the connection dawned on me.”
 
Smith introduced Jelinek to Stephan Matheny, a sixth-grade Math and 3D Design teacher at Hudson Middle School. Matheny turned the need into a class project for his students.
 
“The kids worked on the project for their nine-weeks major project,” Matheny said. “Up until this project, I’ve been very hands-on with helping them every step of the way with their work. This is the first project that I’ve just let them go, and I’ve been very impressed. They’ve actually given me some cool ideas that I would’ve never thought about."
 
Using an animation software called Autodesk 3ds Max, the students added and subtracted shapes to produce a variety of designs similar to Flores’s original model. Part of the challenge was to also incorporate honeycomb patterns to minimize the amount of material used and keep production costs down.
 
“It was cool knowing that what we were doing was going to be useful,” said Jenna Ivey, one of the students. 
 
After working through multiple designs, the class produced a prototype that Jelinek took to his operators to test on one of the transporters. According to Jelinek, the feedback was very positive and the people liked it.
 
“I couldn’t be more impressed by the way our young future took a design out of cardboard, put it onto a USB drive, and had a 3D printer sculpt it right before their eyes,” Flores said after seeing his model come to life as a plastic prototype. “I never imagined that 6thgraders would come to be the heroes that completed this project.”
 
With only one slight modification for added stability, the Distribution Center is moving forward to outfit all of the transporters with the final product. To show their appreciation, Brookshire Brothers is donating an extra $500 for the school to invest in programs like Matheny’s 3D Design class.
 
“It’s exciting to know that there are sixth-graders in Hudson who are knocking it out of the ballpark,” Jelinek says. “We appreciate the effort they’ve put in to help us resolve a need on our part.”
 
A group of Brookshire Brothers employees presenting a $500 donation to the students in Mr. Matheny's 3D Design class.
 
No-Bake Cherry Lemonade Cheesecake
The sweet, sweet days of summer are so close, you can almost taste it with this No-Bake Cherry Lemonade Cheesecake. A bright lemon zest adds a delightful flair to the creamy cheesecake, while the cherries on top are, well, exactly that—a delicious, cherry-on-top finish. Bring it to your weekend cookout. We dare you.
 
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all summer cheesecake needs!
 

No-Bake Cherry Lemonade Cheesecake

A fork slicing into a piece of cherry cheese cake
 
INGREDIENTS
1 (14 oz) can Food Club sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Food Club vanilla
1 tablespoon grated fresh lime rind
1 (8 oz) Food Club cream cheese
1 can Food Club cherry pie filling
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick Food Club butter, melted
2 tablespoon Food Club sugar
 
Don't forget to check your weekly ad or the latest digital coupons for extra savings on the ingredients!
 
DIRECTIONS
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl. Press crumb mixture into bottom of an 8” x 8”baking dish. Chill while preparing filling.
  • Place cream cheese in a large bowl & beat at medium speed with an electricmixer until smooth. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk while continuing to mix. Beat in lime juice and vanilla. Stir in lime rind.
  • Pour mixture onto chilled crust. Cover and refrigerate 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Cut into 6 portions and servetopped with cherry pie filling.
Hungry for more? Try out these two cheesecake recipes as well—Quick Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Parfaits and Amaretto Mascarpone Cheesecake with Almond Crust.
 
Cinco de Mayo Fast Feast: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful way to bring together people, food, and culture in a celebration of Mexican heritage. This weekend, round up all your best amigos and try out this slow-cooker spin on a fiesta favorite—fajitas! Easy-to-make and delicious, these Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo menu.
 
PLUS: No party is complete without a real fresh, real delicious Orange-Lime Margarita.
 
Chicken Fajitas with a lime
 

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:
      • 1.5 lbs Mama Julia's Marinated Chicken Fajitas
      • 1 green bell pepper*
      • 1 yellow bell pepper*
      • 1 red bell pepper*
      • 1 small onion*
      • 1 package of Fresh Harvest Flour Tortillas (10 ct)

*In a hurry? Pick up a package of fresh, pre-cut fajita vegetables at your local Brookshire Brothers Brothers!

Toppings:
      • Shredded cheese
      • Sour cream
      • On the Border salsa
Don't forget to check your weekly ad or our digital coupons for special savings on these ingredients!
 
Directions:
      • Slice chicken into 1/4 inch strips.
      • Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
      • Slice up bell peppers and onion, place on top of chicken.
      • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
      • Serve on tortillas with choice of toppings.

 But wait, there's MORE!!  

We've prepared a feast of savings perfect to pair with this delicious dish—don't miss out!
 
Fajita Fast Feast for Cinco de Mayo
 

Fast Feast: Buy 1, Get 3 Free

May 1 through May 14, 2019

When you buy one package of Mama Julia Marinated Beef Skirt, Chicken Thighs or Breast Fajitas (1.5 lb), you get 3 items FREE! The best part? You can mix and match your free products, or get three of the same particular product free!
 
1 - On the Border Cafe Style Chips (10-12 oz)
1 - On the Border Salsa (16 oz)
1 - Fresh Harvest Flour Tortillas (10 ct)
 
Save fast and feast big TODAY—find a store near you.* Can't find one of these items? Talk to your local store director or make a product request online!
 
*Promotion is not available at the following stores: 
Steak Me Home Tonight: Peppered T-Bone Steak Dinner
Skip the steakhouse and savor a sizzling night at home with this simple Peppered T-Bone Steak recipe (courtesy of our vendor partner AngusPride) as well as side dish ideas. This menu makes a flavorful, romantic dinner for two, or it can be easily doubled for a quality family meal.
 
Using a fork and sharp knife, someone cuts into a juicy, medium-well steak on a cutting board.
 

Peppered T-Bone Steak

Ingredients

A bottle of Alamos Malbec (750ml)

  • 2 T-bone steaks
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Recommended pairing (optional): Alamos Malbec 
Don't forget to check your weekly ad or the latest digital coupons for extra savings on the ingredients!
 
Instructions
  • In a small bowl, combine steak sauce, thyme, pepper and cayenne.
  • Sprinkle steak on both sides with salt. Spoon about 2 teaspoons steak sauce mixture over one side of each steak.
  • Place steaks, sauce side down, on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6 minutes.
  • Brush steaks with remaining sauce and turn over. Continue to grill 4 to 6 minutes or until meat reaches 160*F on a meat thermometer for medium doneness.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Pair with Alamos Malbec and any of the below sides.

Several sweet potatoes on a cutting board with some slices and a knife

 

Healthy Steak Dinner Side Dish: Roasted Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste
DIRECTIONS
This recipe starts in a cold oven.
  • Peel potatoes (or scrub well) and trim ends. Cut into ¾ inch thick rounds.
  • Toss potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste until evenly coated. Line an 18- by 13-inch heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray (recommended: coconut oil spray). Arrange potatoes in a single layer on two baking sheets, dotting evenly with pieces of butter, and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Adjust oven racks to upper and lower middle positions and place potatoes in cold oven. Turn oven to 425 degrees and cook potatoes 30 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheets from oven and carefully remove top layer of foil. Return potatoes to oven and cook until bottom edges of potatoes are golden brown (reversing and rotating pans halfway through cooking time), 15 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheets from oven and, using a thin metal spatula, flip slices over. Continue to roast until the bottom edges of the potatoes are golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes longer. Remove from oven and let potatoes cool 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer to platter and serve.
  • Optional toppings: If desired, drizzle lightly with real maple syrup, chopped toasted pecans, or fresh/dried thyme leaves, to taste. 

Homemade Roasted Green Brussel Sprouts in a Bowl

 

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