Montgomery County Food Bank distribution up 163% from last year

Montgomery County Food Bank volunteers welcome and serve residents at a mobile food distribution site in east Montgomery County. (Courtesy Liz Grimm/Montgomery County Food Bank)
Montgomery County Food Bank volunteers welcome and serve residents at a mobile food distribution site in east Montgomery County. (Courtesy Liz Grimm/Montgomery County Food Bank)

Montgomery County Food Bank volunteers welcome and serve residents at a mobile food distribution site in east Montgomery County. (Courtesy Liz Grimm/Montgomery County Food Bank)

The Montgomery County Food Bank reported it has distributed around 3.5 million pounds of food since the start of its coronavirus response March 12.

According to a press release, the amount of food distribution shows a 163% increase in demand from 2019.

"We have had an outpouring of support from many community partners, organizations and volunteers from not only Montgomery County but all over the state of Texas," said Kelly Holmes, the board chair of the food bank, in the release. "It has been heartwarming to witness our community coming together. As we continue to navigate the changing landscape of this pandemic, we are innovating our processes to fight hunger while ensuring safety. We thank all who support the Montgomery County Food Bank in our efforts to feed the tens of thousands of our citizens who rely on us for nourishment.”

The food bank has been able to achieve this through a network consisting of 66 mobile food distributions with community partners and nonprofits across the county.

The press release also states volunteers and National Guard members have logged 11,736 hours into distribution efforts since March.


Those interested in assisting the food bank can take part in a virtual food drive or registering to volunteer.


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