Montgomery County Food Bank announces November start for holiday food drive

Volunteers take donations during the 2019 holiday food drive. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)
Volunteers take donations during the 2019 holiday food drive. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)

Volunteers take donations during the 2019 holiday food drive. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)

The Montgomery County Food Bank has announced that it will begin its holiday food drive in November and that it will run through early December.

According to a press release from MCFB, there will be two drop-off locations for donations: The Woodlands United Methodist Church at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands; and Conroe Founder’s Plaza at 205 Metcalf St., Conroe. Donations can be collected throughout the month of November and dropped off Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The press release states MCFB has partnered with The Woodlands United Methodist Church and the city of Conroe in the hopes of collecting food and monetary donations this year to meet the "increased need during this unprecedented time."

Our mission is to unite Montgomery County in the fight against hunger. With the events of 2020, the need has been even greater and coming together has been more challenging, while also more important than ever,” MCFB Board Chairman Kelly Holmes said. “The holiday season is a great time to reflect on all we’ve been through and overcome as a community, and to continue providing nourishment to our neighbors in need.”

Accepted donations include the following.

  • Canned meat or pouches (tuna, chicken, spam)

  • Grains (rice, pasta, macaroni and cheese)

  • 100% fruit juices

  • Canned vegetables (low sodium, no salt added)

  • Canned or dry beans

  • Peanut butter

  • Canned fruit (in light syrup or its own juice)

  • Hot and cold cereals (oatmeal, Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran)

  • Healthy snacks (raisins, granola bars)

  • Monetary donations ($1 provides five meals)

“As part of our disaster response, distribution to people seeking food assistance has increased 35%," MCFB President and CEO Kristine Marlow said. "We are serving families, children and seniors who may have never before asked for help. They are our neighbors, and they need our help. Your support of the Holiday Food Drive will help continue the fight against hunger—especially during the holidays when we are grateful to share our blessings.”
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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