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
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
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.