Jeanene and John are parents who came to Montgomery County to give their children, Jesse, 7, and JD, 10, a better life. The family moved here from Florida and are really excited for their fresh start.
John works in construction and Jeanene just started a remote job in customer service for a health insurance company. The family is renting a one-bedroom apartment for now but want to move into a house soon.
Moving is expensive – especially moving halfway across the country. Luckily, Jeanene and John have had a lot of help from their church, but with the price of everything going up so quickly, more help is needed. That’s where you stepped in.
We met Jeanene and 7-year-old Jesse on a visit to Highpoint Fellowship’s mobile food distribution that serves nutritious food from Montgomery County Food Bank to families in need. There, Jeanene and Jesse received even more assistance from the community than they ever anticipated. Now, the family has access to fresh food, including Jesse and JD’s favorite snack, clementines.
Jesse, a 2nd grader, says he loves to do math. And this summer, the healthy food from the Food Bank will give him and his brother fuel to do one of their favorite things together - roller skate with Mom.
“Having the Mobile [Market] available has helped us stay on our feet,” Jeanene says gratefully. “I appreciate everybody who helps make this possible.”
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.