Montgomery County Food Bank awards Senator Brandon Creighton with a 2019 Hunger Leadership Award.

By: Liz Grimm
| Published 10/23/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Montgomery County Food Bank, along with Celia Cole from Feeding Texas, the state association of Texas food banks, recently presented Senator Brandon Creighton with a 2019 Hunger Leadership Award for his filing of SB 2334 – a bill to build the capacity of food banks to prepare for, respond to, and help Texas communities recover from disaster – and his subsequent support of HB 3668 for grants for disaster response by nonprofit food banks.

“Hunger is a serious problem, and the leadership and volunteers of the Montgomery County Food Bank are doing amazing work to provide millions of meals to people in need every year,” said Senator Brandon Creighton. “One lesson we learned following Hurricane Harvey is that to better serve the community, food banks need to have more inventory and resources to help neighbors when they have lost everything. That is why I was so honored to pass HB 3668, a bill that provides grants to local food banks during disasters. It would not have been possible without the advocacy and leadership of the Montgomery County Food Bank.”

ABOUT MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK
Montgomery County Food Bank began in 1985 as a door-to-door operation run out of car trunks by a small group of volunteers wanting to serve those in need in their community. Throughout the past 30 years, generous donors and volunteers have built it into an organization capable of distributing over 8 million pounds of food annually. The Food Bank also hosts mobile food distributions, offers nutritional education programs, emergency assistance in the time of a disaster or crisis, and provides meal programs for children and senior citizens.

Montgomery County Food Bank is 501(c)(3) chartered by the state of Texas and is a member of the Texas Food Bank Network and Feeding America. Its headquarters is located at 1 Food For Life Way in Conroe, near Hwy. 242 and I-45, just north of The Woodlands.

To book a tour or volunteer at the facility, or to make a monetary donation or food contribution, visit www.mcfoodbank.org or call 936.271.8800.

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