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Share Your Holidays with Montgomery County Food Bank at Five Area Locations

Share Your Holidays with Montgomery County Food Bank at Five Area Locations

CONROE (December 5, 2016) – Montgomery County Food Bank is excited to participate in the 36th annual ABC-13 Share Your Holidays Food and Fund Drive taking place Friday, December 9, 2016, from 6 am – 6 pm, at 5 locations throughout Montgomery County. Each location will accept non-perishable food items, as well as monetary donations, that will help to feed the hungry in our area. The five collection spots, as listed below, will feature local bands and choirs performing holiday favorites.

  • Market Street: 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
  • Montgomery County Courthouse, 301 N. Thompson, Conroe
  • Kroger, 3410 Northpark Drive, Kingwood
  • Kroger, 12605 I-45 N, Willis
  • Brookshire Brothers, 18535 FM Rd 1488, Magnolia

In addition to the in-person collection locations, residents can donate online though the MCFB Virtual Food Drive at http://mcfoodbank.org/share-your-holidays. Contributions help MCFB serve the estimated 85,000 Montgomery County residents who struggle to put food on their family’s table each day. A simple $15 donation will enable MCFB to provide 52 meals for the food insecure of our community. Through more than 50 partner agencies, MCFB is able to reach their neighbors in need, helping to make the holidays a bit brighter.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with ABC-13 for Share Your Holidays, making the season brighter for our area residents who are most in need”, says Darlene Underwood, Chief Operating Officer of Montgomery County Food Bank. She continues, “It’s humbling to see so many people come together to give their neighbors the help they need to ensure they can enjoy this special time of year.”

Montgomery County Food Bank began in 1985 as a door-to-door operation run out of car trunks by a small group of volunteers wanting to serve those in need in their community. Throughout the past 30 years, generous donors have built MCFB into an organization capable of distributing over 8 million pounds of food annually. The Food Bank also hosts mobile food pantries and food fairs, offers nutritional education programs and emergency assistance, and provides meal programs for senior citizens.

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 www.mcfoodbank.org.

Montgomery County Food Bank Shifts Leadership

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.

Montgomery County Food Bank Hosts Food Fair at Grangerland Intermediate on September 10

CONROE (August 31, 2016) – As part of Montgomery County Food Bank’s (MCFB) mission to provide nutritious meals to hungry children, adults and senior citizens of Montgomery County, they will host a food fair at Grangerland Intermediate School on Saturday, September 10. The event, which is open to any member of the community that does not have regular access to nutritional assistance, will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 16283 FM 3083 in Conroe.

Like a market on wheels, the MCFB food fair program is a traveling pantry that delivers nutritious food, including fresh produce and non-perishable items, which are provided by the food bank with the generous support of our sponsors. This food fair is anticipated to serve 500 to 550 families with support on a first come, first serve basis.

“Being able to volunteer our time and efforts with the Montgomery County Food Bank to sponsor a food fair is an amazing opportunity to help families in need in our community. No one should have to go hungry and so many families wonder where their next meal is coming from,” said, Jeannie Crowell, CEO of Cimarron and this food fair’s sponsor. “Each food fair has a powerful impact on the community we serve.”
Crowell goes on to say, “The food fairs couldn’t happen without the generous groups of volunteers. These events bring the community together and local volunteer groups all contribute to their success.” If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nicole at 936- 539-6686 extension 2030. MCFB is also in need of sponsors for future food fairs. If you or your organization are interested in a sponsorship, contact Billy Simpson at 936.539.6686 extension 2031.

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.

Junior League of The Woodlands Sponsors Food Fair on August 27

CONROE (August 1, 2016) – As part of Montgomery County Food Bank’s (MCFB) mission to provide nutritious meals to hungry children, adults and senior citizens of Montgomery County, they are hosting a Food Fair on August 27 sponsored by Junior League of The Woodlands. This event, which is open to any food insecure member of the community that does not have regular access to nutritional assistance, will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium at 19115 David Memorial Drive in Shenandoah.

Like a market on wheels, MCFB’s food fair program is a traveling pantry that delivers nutritious food, including fresh produce, meats and non-perishable items, which are provided by the food bank with the generous support of our sponsors. The food fair at Woodforest Bank Stadium is anticipated to serve 550 families.

“In May, Junior League of the Woodlands awarded The Montgomery County Food Bank a $3,000 community assistance grant to help fund their Food Fair program. We pledged at that time to not only support the Food Bank with dollars, but with volunteers as well!,” said JLTW President, Bobbie Jo Miller. “The Montgomery County Food Bank and Junior League of the Woodlands are both committed to assisting citizens who are food insecure, so this is an amazing partnership opportunity for us. Our members look forward to serving our community!”

MCFB is still in need of volunteers for this event. Volunteers will begin at 7:00 am until approximately 12:00 pm, rain or shine. We ask that volunteers be 7 or older and all minors have an accompanying adult. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to register here email volunteers@mcfoodbank.org.

MCFB is also in need of sponsors for future food fairs. If you or your organization are interested in a sponsorship, contact Billy Simpson at 936-539-6686 extension 2031.

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.

Silver Eagle Distributors and Bud Light Houston Give Back To Montgomery County

Silver Eagle Distributors and Bud Light Houston Give Back To Montgomery County Food Bank

CONROE (July 27, 2016) – Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) was delighted to host

Silver Eagle Distributors and Bud Light Houston for Bud Light Gives Back to Montgomery

County on July 21, 2016.

This event hosted over 160 volunteers at Montgomery County Food Bank that sorted food,

learned more about the Food Bank and even won tickets to the Bud Light Party with Rod Ryan

from radio station 94.5 The Buzz. The generous time and support from the volunteers resulted

in 35,977 pounds of food, equaling approximately 21,600 meals ready for distribution to the food

insecure of Montgomery County.

 

“We all had an incredible time and thoroughly enjoyed serving with Silver Eagle Distributors,”

said Rodney Dickerson, President and CEO of Montgomery County Food Bank. “I hope we can

do this again in the future as our residents loved it! Thanks to the entire Silver Eagle Distributors

Team for making the event a huge success.”

After an hour and a half of sorting, volunteers enjoyed free food from three local food trucks,

cornhole games, raffles, and cold beverages from Silver Eagle Distributors, suppliers of Bud

Light at various establishments throughout Montgomery County. Photos and videos from the

event can be found on the MCFB Facebook page as well as the photo galleries on

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.

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Verdant Sponsors Conroe Food Fair on June 18

CONROE (June 6, 2016) – As part of Montgomery County Food Bank’s (MCFB) mission to

provide nutritious meals to hungry children, adults and senior citizens of Montgomery County,

they are hosting a Food Fair on June 18 sponsored by Verdant. This event, which is open to

any food insecure member of the community that does not have regular access to nutritional

assistance, will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Conroe High School at 3200 West Davis

in Conroe.

Like a market on wheels, MCFB’s food fair program is a traveling pantry that delivers nutritious

food, including fresh produce, meats and non-perishable items, which are provided by the food

bank with the generous support of our sponsors. The food fair at Conroe High School is

anticipated to serve 500 families.

“It’s our pleasure to come back to the part of town where we were founded over 30 years ago,”

said MCFB President and CEO, Rodney Dickerson. “Every time we can reach out into the

community where we started in 1985 out of the trunk of a car and to see where this mission has

taken us is always meaningful.”

MCFB is also in need of sponsors for future food fairs. If you or your organization are interested

in a sponsorship, contact Billy Simpson at 936-539-6686 extension 2031.

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.

The Woodlands Rotary Club Sponsors Shenandoah Food Fair on June 4

CONROE (May 24, 2016) – As part of Montgomery County Food Bank’s (MCFB) mission to

provide nutritious meals to hungry children, adults and senior citizens of Montgomery County,

they are hosting a Food Fair on June 4 sponsored by The Woodlands Rotary Club. This event,

which is open to any food insecure member of the community that does not have regular access

to nutritional assistance, will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Woodforest Stadium at

19115 David Memorial Drive, in Shenandoah.

Like a market on wheels, MCFB’s food fair program is a traveling pantry that delivers nutritious

food, including fresh produce, meats and non-perishable items, which are provided by the food

bank with the generous support of our sponsors. The food fair at the Woodforest Stadium is

anticipated to serve 500 families.

“We do not want anyone in Montgomery County to be hungry so our club has partnered with the

Montgomery County Food Bank,” said Alexa Horak, Rotarian and Director of Community

Relations at Planet Ford Lincoln in Spring. “We believe hosting a Food Fair will make a real

difference for many families in our communities that have nowhere else to turn.”

Julie Martineau, President of the Rotary Club of The Woodlands former Montgomery County

United Way President agreed. “We know from the Montgomery County Food Bank that it

serves more than 35,000 individuals each month. Some families are really desperate at the

moment due to the recent flooding in our area and surrounding communities. Helping each

other is where we can come together to make a huge difference,” she said.

MCFB is also in need of sponsors for future food fairs. If you or your organization are interested

in a sponsorship, contact Billy Simpson at 936-539-6686 extension 2031.

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.

Montgomery County Food Bank Board Members Sponsor Porter Food Fair on May 14

CONROE (May 5, 2016) – As part of Montgomery County Food Bank’s (MCFB) mission to

provide nutritious meals to hungry children, adults and senior citizens of Montgomery County,

they are hosting a Food Fair on May 14 sponsored by the MCFB board members. This event,

which is open to any member of the community that does not have regular access to nutritional

assistance, will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the New Caney ISD Texan Drive Stadium

at 21360 Valley Ranch Parkway in Porter.

Like a market on wheels, MCFB’s food fair program is a traveling pantry that delivers nutritious

food, including fresh produce, meats and non-perishable items, which are provided by the food

bank with the generous support of our sponsors. The food fair at the New Caney ISD Texan

Drive Stadium is anticipated to serve 500 families.

Board Chair Frank Gore shared the board’s reasoning behind sponsoring the Food Fair. “All of

our board members have already exhibited a high degree of commitment to our vital mission by

tirelessly working behind the scenes to insure that our organization has both the strategic

direction and the resources necessary to respond to our clients, and the community as a whole.

This type of direct feeding event, however, allows our members to move out of the Board Room

and into the community where we can actually interact with those in need and see the excited

expression on a child’s face, or the relieved look in a parent’s eyes, when they receive a box or

a bag of nutritious foodstuff to feed their family.”

MCFB is also in need of sponsors for future food fairs. If you or your organization are interested

in a sponsorship, contact Jada England at 936-271-8822.

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.

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