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.