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Montgomery County Food Bank Asks Community to Participate in Holiday Food Drive

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) today announced its annual holiday food drive, Stock The Sleigh, which will run from November 1 until December 3 with a festive drop off event Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the food bank. Last year’s holiday food drive raised over 70,000 pounds of groceries and supplies along with monetary donations from the community. This year, MCFB’s goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of food to meet the increased need during the holiday season.

PHOTO: Santa Claus holding MCFB sign at MCFB’s 2020 holiday food drive.

Montgomery County residents, businesses, civic organizations and schools are encouraged to join the food bank in the fight against hunger by participating in this year’s Stock The Sleigh food drive. To get started, interested parties should visit mcfoodbank.org/stockthesleigh to download their food drive toolkit and, if needed, schedule a time to pick up their collection boxes.

 

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The food bank’s most needed items include:

  • Canned meat or pouches (tuna, chicken, spam)
  • Grains (rice, pasta, macaroni & cheese)
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium, no salt added)
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits (light syrup or its own juices)
  • Hot and cold cereals (oatmeal, cheerios, corn flakes)
  • Healthy snacks (raisins, granola bars, protein bars)
  • Monetary donations ($1 provides five meals)

Stock The Sleigh food collections should be dropped off Saturday, December 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at MCFB located at 1 Food For Life Way, Conroe, TX, 77385. The festive drop off event will celebrate the community’s impact with holiday fun, hot chocolate, cookies, pictures with Santa, tours of the food bank and more.

 

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“The gift of food has the power to change countless lives in our community,” said Kristine Marlow, President and CEO of MCFB. “The donations we receive during Stock The Sleigh will provide holiday meals and hope to thousands of children, seniors and families who have had a difficult time this past year. We have such a caring and generous community, and I would like to encourage our entire county to participate in this year’s holiday food drive as we continue fighting hunger and feeding hope in Montgomery County.”

Stock The Sleigh sponsorship opportunities are available but sell out quickly. To secure your sponsorship and learn more about the event, please contact Jamie Dietrich, Director of Development, at 936-271-8822 or jdietrich@mcfoodbank.org. To give a monetary donation to Stock The Sleigh, please visit give.mcfoodbank.org/2021stockthesleigh.

 

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Montgomery County Food Bank

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 70+ 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.

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