Allison is 9 and knows what she likes. Her favorite subject in school is math, she explains, but playing outside is her real passion. Of course, she’s not alone – kids all over Montgomery County can hardly wait for long summer days to run, climb, swim and grow.
The most important ingredient for all this summer fun is plenty of energy – something that comes from nutritious meals and healthy snacks like fresh fruits and veggies. Thankfully, even though her school cafeteria will be closed, Allison will have plenty of good food to fuel her play, thanks to you.
Allison’s mom, Gulliem, knows she can visit the Montgomery County Food Bank’s mobile food distribution at Conroe Crossing when her own food budget gets tight especially in light of steadily rising food costs. It’s a big relief for such a hard-working mom who’s supporting Allison and Allison’s older brother, Alex, on her own. Gulliem cleans houses for a living and works as much as she can, but lately it’s been harder than usual to make ends meet.
At the Conroe Crossing Mobile Distribution, Gulliem can pick up a week’s worth of fresh food, which is just enough to cover her budget gap and to ensure Allison and Alex can enjoy summer to its fullest. The family especially loves the fresh produce.
“Thank you for the food,” Gulliem says, sincerely. “You are a big help.”
ABOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK
Montgomery County Food Bank is a nonprofit, hunger relief organization dedicated to uniting the community to fight hunger. Montgomery County Food Bank provides meals to families, seniors and children who lack access to wholesome nourishing food through a network of 70+ partner agencies, local school districts and community partners. Through partnerships with local retailers and wholesalers, Montgomery County Food Bank receives and purposefully distributes donated and surplus food. True to its mission, Montgomery County Food Bank works alongside volunteers, corporate and community partners, and nonprofit agencies to build a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food.
Montgomery County Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partner of Houston Food Bank, member of Feeding Texas and distribution partner of Feeding America.