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

By: Tyler Schievelbein
| Published 10/31/2023


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) announced its annual holiday food and funds drive, Holiday Helpings (formerly Stock the Sleigh), that will run from November 1 until December 31. Montgomery County residents, businesses, civic organizations, and schools are encouraged to participate and help the Food Bank fight hunger this holiday season. Holiday Helpings’ Presenting Sponsor is Waste Connections.

‘Holiday Helpings’ Food and Funds Drive to Run November 1 to December 31 to Help Those in Need

Ways to get involved with Holiday Helpings:

1. Donation Plate Fundraiser - Register online to become a Donation Plate Fundraiser. The Food Bank will provide participants with Donation Plate cards, featuring a QR code that allows your company's network of customers, clients, employees, etc. to make a donation directly to the Food Bank. Every $1 raised provides up to four meals. The donor can then fill out their donation to be displayed on your company’s windows, entryway, walls, Christmas tree, etc. To learn more and become a participant, visit to register and download the toolkit.

2. Host a Food Drive – Become a food drive participant and collect the Food Bank’s most needed food items to help fight hunger for countless children, seniors and families in need in Montgomery County. To defray expenses, Montgomery County Food Bank will not be providing food drive boxes for pickup this year. To learn more and become a participant, visit to register and download the toolkit.

The Food Bank encourages food drive participants to join the ‘Deck The Box’ collection box decorating contest. Entrees can be submitted by hashtagging #HolidayHelpings2023 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Holiday Helpings food collections can be dropped off on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Montgomery County Food Bank located at 1 Food For Life Way, Conroe, TX, 77385. The Food Bank is closed Thanksgiving Day.

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)

3. Become a Sponsor – Holiday Helpings sponsorship opportunities are available but sell out quickly. To secure a sponsorship, fill out the sponsorship form found at and send it to

“Please join us in making a difference this holiday season by participating in Holiday Helpings. The need for food assistance has surged to record highs, and we need your support,” said Kristine Marlow, President and CEO of Montgomery County Food Bank. “If you are able, please consider sharing your blessings. Together, we can fight hunger and feed hope for our neighbors in need.”

For questions about Holiday Helpings, contact Callie Thompson, Development Coordinator, Fundraising and Events, at or 936.271.8804.

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