The mission of the Montgomery County Food Bank is to assist people who are hungry in Montgomery County, Texas. As a private non-profit organization, the Food Bank collects and distributes more than 8.1 million pounds of food each year, equating to 6.6 million meals to low-income children, adults, and seniors living in Montgomery County, Texas. Currently, the Food Bank serves an average of 35,000 + individuals each month.
The Montgomery County Food Bank acts as a clearinghouse for food items donated and purchased for distribution to charities assisting the poor and victims in crisis. The Montgomery County Food Bank is a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization, a partner with the Houston Food Bank and a member of the Texas Food Bank Network and a member of Feeding America.
The Montgomery County Food Bank was created in 1985 by a concerned group of people who volunteered at the local Crisis Action Hot Line and recognized the need for a formal organization to distribute food to disadvantaged families and those in crisis in Montgomery County, Texas. Last year, 8.1 million pounds of nutritional food was distributed to those in need or that were experiencing a crisis. The Montgomery County Food Bank warehouses and distributes food to approximately 50 member agencies throughout Montgomery County. The agencies are accountable for food received and distributed and they must qualify as a charitable institution in accordance with Texas laws. The Food Bank has a volunteer Board of Directors – one of whom is a founding board member. Chartered by the State of Texas, the Food Bank is a charitable non-profit organization and granted tax-exempt status.
For more information, please call 936-271-8800.