Montgomery County Food Bank Announces Its 2024 Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala

By: Tyler Schievelbein
| Published 01/03/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Montgomery County Food Bank announced its annual Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala, presented by Woodforest National Bank, will take place Saturday, February 17, 2024 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 four meals for those in need in Montgomery County.

This year’s Gala is themed “On the Boardwalk” encouraging the community to “Step Right Up” and unite in the fight against hunger. The event’s attire is cocktail or boardwalk chic. Outfit inspiration can be found on the Food Bank’s Pinterest. At the Gala, Montgomery County Food Bank will present awards to several of its community partners for their support in the fight against hunger. The Legacy Honoree is Jim Blair, former Montgomery County Food Bank Board Member, who spearheaded the efforts to support hungry school children with the Backpack Food Program. Additional honorees will be announced soon.

"Let's join forces to create a meaningful impact in the lives of our neighbors in Montgomery County who are facing hunger," urged Kristine Marlow, President and CEO of Montgomery County Food Bank. "With the record-high need in our community, it's crucial that we rally together. I wholeheartedly encourage our community, local businesses, and organizations to be part of this year's Gala - because together, we can make a difference that lasts far beyond the event."

Jay and Karol Dreibelbis will serve as the Gala’s Honorary Chairs. Mr. Dreibelbis is President and CEO of Woodforest National Bank.

"At Woodforest National Bank, our dedication to the community is unwavering. We're proud to continue our support for Montgomery County Food Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of the Gala this year," said Jay Dreibelbis. "It's an additional honor for my wife, Karol, and me to serve as Honorary Chairs."

This year’s Gala Chair is Jo Anne Johnson of Jo Anne Johnson Real Estate Group. She leads the Gala Committee which includes Krystle Riley, with Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital and Member of the Montgomery County Food Bank Board of Directors, Courtney Budra with the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, Jordan Burras with The City of Oak Ridge North, Brittany Deveau with Deveau Wellness Haus, David Deveau with J.P. Morgan, Sandra Ferguson with SKF Marketing Consulting, Rebecca McDonald with Woodforest National Bank, Juanita Newman with Southwestern Energy, Lisa Prado with Wilder McGee, PC, Heather Ramsey with San Jacinto River Authority, Ashley Reina with Blue Skies Bookkeeping, and Sabrina Yamani with Porter Family Dentistry.

The Gala’s Emcee is Katie Stone, President of the Cleverley Stone Foundation and Houston Restaurant Weeks.

To learn more about the 2024 Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala, please visit For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please contact Ashley Logan, Director of Development for Montgomery County Food Bank, at or 936.271.8822.

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