Since severe weather struck the region with storms in early May, causing flooding and other disruptions in Montgomery County and surrounding areas, the Montgomery County Food Bank has distributed thousands of pounds of food and water to emergency shelters and is working to support additional recovery efforts, according to a news release from the organization. The food bank has released a list of its most-needed items to continue providing support in the coming weeks.

What you need to know

According to the release from the food bank, the impact of the early May flooding is expected to continue in the coming weeks, prompting the organization to prepare for continued response. It expects to distribute tens of thousands of pounds of food for those affected by the storms.

Breaking it down

The food bank accepts donations of food and supplies as well as monetary donations. Donations can be dropped off at 1 Food For Life Way, Conroe, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday.

According to the food bank, the most-needed items are:
  • Cash donations: Each $1 donation provides up to four meals.
  • Ready-to-eat meals, such as beef ravioli, canned soups, and pork and beans, preferably in pull-top or easy-open containers
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned vegetables or fruit, such as fruit cups
  • Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken, preferably in pull-top or easy-open containers
  • Hot and cold cereal, such as oatmeal, Cheerios, Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran
  • Healthy snacks, such as raisins, granola bars and crackers
  • Toiletries, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet paper and hygiene items
  • Cleaning supplies, including household cleaners with bleach, buckets, trash bags and paper towels
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What they’re saying

“We recognize the gravity of the situation and are committed to stepping up our efforts to meet the increasing needs of those impacted by this devastating weather event,” said Kristine Marlow, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Food Bank, in the release. “We urge the community to join us in our mission to unite the community to fight hunger and provide comfort to those facing this enormous challenge. I encourage those of us who were not impacted by the floods to share our abundance to help our friends who are suffering. Together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbors as recovery efforts begin."