About three years ago, Kelly Phillips and her family began volunteering with the Montgomery County Food Bank through the American Heritage Girls. They continue to give time sorting food, support the Backpack Buddies program through the Woodlands United Methodist Church and have more recently been helping out with our Mobile Food Market.
“Food is a basic need,” Kelly says. “It’s great for kids to be involved in serving.”
Kelly’s truly invested in her kids’ learning — she homeschools her 12-year-old and her 11-year-old quintuplets and understands the profound effect volunteering has on her children.
Giving time with the Food Bank teaches kids about the prevalent need for food in their own community and how hard their fellow neighbors work to help. Kelly appreciates the relationships her children have forged with staff, fellow volunteers and the people they serve. She says the kids feel included in the Food Bank’s mission and have a better understanding of and renewed gratitude for their own good fortune.
We’re so grateful for Kelly and her family’s efforts to alleviate hunger here in Montgomery County. Thank you for raising a generation of hunger-relief champions!