Gabrielle first began volunteering with the Montgomery County Food Bank through ExxonMobil’s company volunteer program. Now that she’s retired, she’s made an even bigger commitment of time.
She spends two days a week working in Montgomery County Food Bank’s warehouse, and at least twice a month she joins the Texas National Guard to safely deliver food boxes directly to seniors’ homes.
Just because they wear masks, keep their distance and can no longer carry boxes all the way into the house, doesn’t mean Gabrielle and the National Guard members can’t connect with the seniors and check in on how people are holding up.
“To be able to spend a few minutes to say hello and give [seniors] someone to talk to for even a few minutes…it’s really nice to see their smiling faces,” she says.
Although she sees first-hand how her service is a benefit to others, she says she’s so grateful for how much she gets out of the experience, too.
“It’s an honor to work with the Montgomery County Food Bank and see the impact we’re making day to day for so many people in the community,” Gabrielle says.
We’re endlessly grateful for dedicated friends like
Gabrielle who give their time to change lives for the better. If you, like Gabrielle, want to help meet the significant need, please visit https://mcfoodbank.org/volunteer-with-us-conroe-tx/ to learn about volunteer opportunities.