Richard grew up in Mississippi, farming and working hard for what he and his family had. This mentality hasn’t changed even now in his retirement.
“I learned at a young age that what I have, I get for working hard,” he says.
Richard cares for his grandson, David, who’s on dialysis. David needs a kidney transplant, so the journey won’t be easy.
“Our goal is to eat healthy as much as possible,” Richard says.
But as a retired veteran, his limited fixed income doesn’t stretch far enough to cover medical bills and afford the fresh food he and David need to thrive.
Thankfully, Richard saw a sign for Montgomery County Food Bank as he was driving around town one day. Now, thanks to generosity from neighbors like you, fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy and more are easily accessible for Richard.
“I’m just ... expressing my gratitude,” Richard says.
Thank you for being there for those in need like Richard and David. Your commitment to the fight against hunger is a lifeline for so many.
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.