Montgomery County Food Bank Announces its 2023 Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Montgomery County Food Bank has announced its annual Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala, presented by Woodforest National Bank, will take place Saturday, February 11, 2023 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. The premier fundraising event’s proceeds will benefit Montgomery County Food Bank and the food insecure children, families and seniors it serves. With the Food Bank’s strong buying and sourcing power, every dollar raised will provide up to five meals for those in need in Montgomery County.

Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope Montgomery County Food Bank Gala Committee
PHOTO: 2023 Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala Committee

This year’s space-themed Gala is titled “One Small Step,” encouraging the community to take action and unite together in the fight against hunger.

“One small step taken by each of us can make a big impact in the lives of our Montgomery County neighbors facing hunger,” said Kristine Marlow, President and CEO of Montgomery County Food Bank. “I strongly encourage our community members, local businesses and organizations to get involved and turn one small step into a giant leap of hope for those in need.”

Jim and Leigh Ann Carman will serve as the Gala’s Honorary Chairs. Jim is the President of the Houston Region at The Howard Hughes Corporation and member of the Food Bank’s Board of Directors.




“Leigh Ann and I are honored to serve as Honorary Chairs of the 2023 Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala,” said Jim Carman. “I look forward to uniting our community to raise much needed funds for the many people we serve.”

“Montgomery County steps up when neighbors need our help,” said Leigh Ann Carman. “I look forward to witnessing the great impact of the 2023 Gala and how it will impact the lives of local families in need.”

The 2023 Fighting Hope, Feeding Hunger Gala committee includes Cindy Alvarado with The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Jordan Burras with The City of Oak Ridge North, Heather Crowder, Brittany Deveau with Deveau Wellness Haus, David Deveau with Woodforest Wealth Strategies, Lisa Fenley with American Heart Association, Sandra Ferguson with Signorelli Company, Debbie Kaschik with The Young Learners Group, Carla McDaniel, Kelly McDonald with Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park Commission, Rebecca McDonald with Woodforest National Bank, Laura Lea Palmer with Conroe Economic Development Council, Lisa Prado with Wilder McGee, P.C., Heather Ramsey with San Jacinto River Authority, Ashley Reina with Blue Skies Bookkeeping, Amber Scheer with Truluck’s The Woodlands, Charles Williams with The John Cooper School, and Sabrina Yamani with Porter Family Dentistry.




“Woodforest National Bank is a proud supporter of Montgomery County Food Bank,” said James “Jay” Dreibelbis, President and CEO of Woodforest National Bank. “We are truly honored to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Gala once again this year.”

“The Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala serves as not only an incredible fundraising opportunity, but also a celebration of the impact the Food Bank, its volunteers, and partners have made in Montgomery County,” said Kelly Holmes, Chairman of the Montgomery County Food Bank Board of Directors and President & CFO of Woodforest National Bank.

If interested in supporting the 2023 Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala, please contact or 936.271.8804.

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Montgomery County Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger relief organization dedicated to uniting the community to fight hunger. Montgomery County Food Bank provides meals to families, seniors and children who lack access to wholesome nourishing food through a network of 80+ partner agencies, local school districts and community partners. Through partnerships with local retailers and wholesalers, Montgomery County Food Bank receives and purposefully distributes donated and surplus food. True to its mission, Montgomery County Food Bank works alongside volunteers, corporate and community partners, and nonprofit agencies to build a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food.

Montgomery County Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partner of Houston Food Bank, member of Feeding Texas and distribution partner of Feeding America.