Montgomery County Food Bank seeking donations for Holiday Food Drive through Dec. 9

From left: Bill McGraw of Quality Home Products; Lindy Johnson, MCFB's director of development; Allison Hulett, MCFB's president and CEO; Kelly Holmes, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Woodforest National Bank and chairman of the MCFB; Dr. Ann Snyder, community advocate; and JJ Hollie, the president and CEO at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, attended the 2018 food collection. (Courtesy Liz Grimm Public Relations)
From left: Bill McGraw of Quality Home Products; Lindy Johnson, MCFB's director of development; Allison Hulett, MCFB's president and CEO; Kelly Holmes, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Woodforest National Bank and chairman of the MCFB; Dr. Ann Snyder, community advocate; and JJ Hollie, the president and CEO at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, attended the 2018 food collection. (Courtesy Liz Grimm Public Relations)

From left: Bill McGraw of Quality Home Products; Lindy Johnson, MCFB's director of development; Allison Hulett, MCFB's president and CEO; Kelly Holmes, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Woodforest National Bank and chairman of the MCFB; Dr. Ann Snyder, community advocate; and JJ Hollie, the president and CEO at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, attended the 2018 food collection. (Courtesy Liz Grimm Public Relations)

The Montgomery County Food Bank is hosting its Holiday Food Drive to help fight hunger. The MCFB is encouraging neighborhoods, businesses, families and civic organizations to collect nutritious, nonperishable items through Dec. 9.

At our annual Holiday Food Drive, we see the inspiring united spirit of Montgomery County," MCFB President and CEO Allison Hulett said in a news release. "It's heartwarming to witness the power of our community when we come together to help those in need."

On Dec. 9, all collections will be dropped off at Glade Art Gallery located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will be filled with music, performances by area students, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa.

Donation items needed include:

· Canned meat (tuna, chicken, spam, even pouches, etc.)


· Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghettios, etc.)

· 100% fruit juices

· Tomato and pasta sauces

· Canned soups, stews, and chilis

· Peanut butter

· Jelly and jams

· Pasta

· Cereals

· Baby food (with long expiration dates)

· Toiletries

· Monetary donations ($1 provides five meals)

Donation boxes are available at the Montgomery County Food Bank at 1 Food for Life Way, Conroe. For more information about participating, call 936-271-8822 or visit www.mcfoodbank.org/event/holiday-food-drive.
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By Eva Vigh

Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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