Congressman Kevin Brady Visits Montgomery County Food Bank; Asks What He Can Do to Help
THE WOODLANDS, TX — “How can I help?” asked US Congressman Kevin Brady during his visit to Montgomery County Food Bank, April 7. Congressman Brady serves the 8th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“If you would just advocate for us that we are doing good works here,” replied Kristine Marlow, President & CEO of MC Food Bank. “We need more food to come in, because if we have more food that comes in then we can get food out,” she said.
The sentiment that Montgomery County Food Bank does excellent work is undisputed. In 2020 alone, the organization served nearly 11.5 million meals. To put that into perspective, their warehouse holds about 1.2 million pounds of food - they cycled through that supply once a month.
Distribution is facilitated through their numerous partnerships with local agencies, including churches, shelters, treatment centers, and school districts. In response to the pandemic, they have also adopted ‘Mobile Markets’, which provide community members with groceries at pop-up onsite events.
MC Food Bank holds a holistic approach. They not only provide meals for the hungry, but make sure to include healthy food options. Their Produce Rescue Center is dedicated to keeping nutrient-rich, perfectly edible fruits and vegetables out of landfills and into the hands of those who need them most.
Follow this link to learn more about their various programs.
Congressman Brady has visited the food bank before, but said that in light of the winter storm, he wanted to follow up with the nonprofit to see how they were doing, how they were impacted, and how he can assist.
“My marching orders is to find out how we can help source more food,” he said. “Even in a growing county, and what people view as a prosperous county, there's just so much need around.”