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.