CONROE (August 31, 2016) – Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darlene Underwood to Chief Operating Officer. Underwood will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the organization as they continue to further push sustainable growth and reach more neighbors in need.
Underwood anticipates that these changes will translate into the strategic refocusing of resources, streamlining of processes and overall advancement of the Food Bank’s important mission; feeding the food insecure of Montgomery County.
“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead the MCFB and be a part of this dynamic organization. Having joined the organization over two years ago, we have experienced tremendous growth and advancements which have had a positive impact on our community. I look forward to continuing that progress and outreach as we work with other community leaders to fight hunger in Montgomery County.”
With school back in session, Underwood goes on to reiterate the organization’s fall focus: “I have seen the impact of hunger in our schools and within our community and it is not acceptable. I am confident that we can work together to assist our community in breaking the cycle and ending this travesty. I anxiously await the day that we can say with confidence that no child is going to bed hungry in Montgomery County.”
In addition to these new developments, many new opportunities for volunteers, donors and sponsors are or will be available this fall and into the winter at MCFB. For more information, visit www.mcfoodbank.org.
Created by a group of volunteers in 1985 to serve disadvantaged families in Montgomery County, MCFB distributed nearly 8.1 million pounds of food which represents 6.75 million meals in 2015 to those in need.
As the county has grown, so has the need for the MCFB’s assistance. At conception MCFB was a door-to-door operation run out of car trunks. They now distribute more than 6.6 million meals to more than 35,000 unduplicated low-income children, adults and seniors per year and works with 52 partner agencies throughout the county from its warehouse off of Texas 242, north of The Woodlands.
MCFB is 501(c)(3) chartered by the state of Texas and is a member of the Texas Food Bank Network and Feeding America.
For more information, to book a tour or volunteer at the MCFB facility, visit mcfoodbank.org.