Montgomery County Food Bank aids over 6,500 during Winter Storm Uri

Volunteers from the food bank distribute clean drinking water. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)
Volunteers from the food bank distribute clean drinking water. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)

Volunteers from the food bank distribute clean drinking water. (Courtesy Montgomery County Food Bank)

The Montgomery County Food Bank announced it helped more than 6,500 people over the course of five days due to the impact of Winter Storm Uri.

According to Kristine Marlow, president and CEO of the food bank, most of the operations during the winter storm were supplying area warming centers and conducting emergency food and water mobile distributions to help the community recover.


"The MCFB has worked closely with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to obtain water that is being distributed to those areas most affected by the lack of clean water," Marlow said.

Marlow added the OEM estimated around 150,000 people were under the boil water notice across the county.

At this time, Marlow said the food bank is in need of volunteers and disaster-relief items such as monetary donations; peanut butter; canned vegetables; ready-to-eat meals; hot and cold cereal; juice; canned fruits; healthy snacks; and canned salmon, tuna or chicken. Additional information can be found at the food bank's website.
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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