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.