Montgomery County, TX, May 23, 2023 – Montgomery County Food Bank held its second annual Outrun Hunger fun run presented by H-E-B, on May 7, 2023 at Grand Central Park in Conroe, Texas. The event exceeded the Food Bank’s goals by raising $75,000 which will help provide up to 300,000 nutritious meals for hungry children, families and seniors throughout Montgomery County. At Montgomery County Food Bank, every dollar raised helps provide up to four meals for those in need.
Outrun Hunger featured a timed 5K trail run and a 1K color run. Not even the rain during the beginning of the event could stop volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and over 400 participants from supporting the Food Bank and successfully ‘outrunning hunger’. The fun continued beyond the finish line, where runners and walkers the event’s Party Pavilion, consisting of food trucks, a kids zone, vendor fair, free beer zone, live music and more.
Outrun Hunger participants were also given the opportunity to fundraise on behalf of the Food Bank leading up to the event. The top team fundraiser was Quality Home Products of Texas. Their team raised almost $1,175 to benefit the Food Bank and the many people it serves. Top individual fundraiser was Katrice Muirhead, who raised $565. Top event sponsors included H-E-B as Presenting Sponsor and Waste Connections as Platinum Sponsor.
“The success of this year’s event wouldn’t have been possible without our runners and walkers, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and especially H-E-B for their generous sponsorship of this event,” said Kristine Marlow, President and CEO of Montgomery County Food Bank. “We are blown away by the community’s compassion and support of this year’s event. Together, we are stronger and are making a difference in the fight against hunger.”
To view Outrun Hunger’s race results and photos, please visit mcfoodbank.org/outrunhunger23. For more information about Montgomery County Food Bank and its upcoming events, please visit mcfoodbank.org.
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 80+ 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.