While you’re booking your summer vacations with the kids, there are people in our area figuring out if they can feed their children even one meal a day. This is a decision that no family or child should have to face in our community. But 76,000 individuals in Montgomery County have to make that choice every month.
Conroe ISD alone provides 21,497 students with free or reduced-price meals, but what happens when kids, not so different than your own children or grandchildren, are home for the summer and cannot depend on their school to get fed? These children don’t eat, and hunger hurts. With the recent economic downturn, those who can MUST help.
Luckily, you’re a member of an incredibly powerful group; those with the capacity to give.Last year MCFB provided 22,065 nutritious meals to over 2000 students throughout Montgomery County. Feeding locations included the YMCA Conroe, YMCA Magnolia, YMCA Splendora, Willis Parent Center, Dream Center and Coat of Many Colors Community Pantry. MCFB will also be supporting a summer feeding program at the Tamina Community Center supporting the needs of the Tamina community. MCFB’s goal is to continue the summer feeding program at six locations, but this is contingent on receiving funding and support from community members like you.
Montgomery County Food Bank is asking you to consider a donation of at least $360, to sponsor four children for the duration of the summer. Even the smallest contribution changes lives. We must start somewhere, and that’s where you come in. Will you partner with us this summer to end childhood hunger in Montgomery County?