MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Montgomery County Meals Financial institution (MCFB) is dedicated to addressing meals insecurity in Montgomery County by uniting the neighborhood to battle starvation. Amid the present financial circumstances, MCFB has seen a pointy 45% enhance within the variety of individuals served in a single month: from 55,000 to 79,000. When a hurricane or different catastrophe strikes, the necessity for emergency meals and water help will rapidly enhance – making catastrophe preparedness a significant part of the Meals Financial institution’s operations. This yr, forecasters predict a 65% likelihood of an above common hurricane season in accordance with the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Local weather Prediction Middle’s 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast. With the continued results of COVID-19 and skyrocketing inflation, there’s a potential for an exponential surge locally’s want for meals help ought to a hurricane or another catastrophe hit Montgomery County.
To arrange, Montgomery County Meals Financial institution works intently with its neighborhood companions. Native grocery retailers H-E-B, Kroger, and Walmart have united to assist the Meals Financial institution in its catastrophe preparedness efforts by donating truckloads of water bottles. By way of an in depth relationship between MCFB and Montgomery County Workplace of Homeland Safety and Emergency Administration (MCOHSEM), the donated emergency water is being saved on the MCOHSEM facility, permitting the Meals Financial institution extra cupboard space in its warehouse. Within the occasion of a catastrophe requiring speedy meals and water aid, MCFB will work intently with MCOHSEM and supply help all through Montgomery County.
“At Montgomery County Meals Financial institution, our mission is to unite the neighborhood to battle starvation,” mentioned Kristine Marlow, President and CEO of Montgomery County Meals Financial institution. “It is a excellent instance of our mission in motion. With the beneficiant assist of our retail and neighborhood companions, we will be certain that these in want obtain help now and when catastrophe strikes. I’m extremely grateful for the loyal assist of our neighborhood.”
By way of partnerships with county officers, retail companions, donors and an intensive community of accomplice businesses, Montgomery County Meals Financial institution will be capable of help in assembly the necessity earlier than and after a catastrophe happens. The Meals Financial institution recommends residents put together for the hurricane season with a equipment of non-perishable meals, water and different primary provides. To remain knowledgeable about present circumstances and for a listing of things to incorporate in an emergency provide equipment, go to mctxoem.org.
Monetary contributions are the easiest way to assist the Meals Financial institution now and in preparation for future disasters. With its shopping for and sourcing energy, Montgomery County Meals Financial institution can stretch a greenback to offer as a lot help as doable. To donate, volunteer, or discover meals help close to you, go to mcfoodbank.org.
Montgomery County Meals Financial institution is a nonprofit starvation aid group devoted to uniting the neighborhood to battle starvation. Montgomery County Meals Financial institution offers meals to households, seniors and kids who lack entry to healthful nourishing meals by a community of 80+ accomplice businesses, native college districts and neighborhood companions. By way of partnerships with native retailers and wholesalers, Montgomery County Meals Financial institution receives and purposefully distributes donated and surplus meals. True to its mission, Montgomery County Meals Financial institution works alongside volunteers, company and neighborhood companions, and nonprofit businesses to construct a neighborhood the place everybody has entry to ample, nutritious meals.
Montgomery County Meals Financial institution is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, accomplice of Houston Meals Financial institution, member of Feeding Texas and distribution accomplice of Feeding America.