Local Home and Garden Show partners with Montgomery County Food Bank
Saturday and Sunday, August 27 & 28
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The Ninth Annual Fall Home and Garden Show at The Woodlands will again partner with the Montgomery County Food Bank in an effort to raise funds for the nonprofit.
The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive.
Tony Wood, president of Texwood Shows, Inc. and producer of the event, explained that the food bank has been a cause he has supported for many years.
“This fall’s show is a great opportunity for us all to help this dedicated organization,” he said.
Founded in 1985, the Montgomery County Food Bank is a nonprofit center for food distribution. The group takes donated food and transfers it in usable quantities to 49 nonprofit agencies in Montgomery County.
Margie Taylor, outreach and development coordinator for the MCFB, said they will have a booth at the event and ask for dollar donations. “Because we buy food in bulk, we can get seven meals out of one dollar,” she said. “It all makes a difference.”
Taylor explained that of the estimated 456,000 people living in the service area, approximately 51,000 – 11.2 percent – live below the poverty level. She added that 40 percent of those served by the pantry are children under the age of 18.
The nonprofit distributed nearly 6 million pounds of food in 2010. Agency food pantries bring food to more than 30,000 individuals per month.
“Everyone has to eat,” Taylor said. “There are a lot more people suffering in this county than people may realize.”
Taylor said at the last Home and Garden Show at The Woodlands, the food bank raised more than $3,000 over the two-day event. She hopes the community will come to the event this year and continue to show their support for the Montgomery County Food Bank.
The Ninth Annual Fall Home & Garden Show at The Woodlands will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 28.
Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and free for children under 12. The event takes place at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands 77380. Free covered parking is provided in the Convention Center garage on Six Pines Drive (½ block south of Lake Robbins Dr.) with walkway to the hotel; and free street parking is nearby.
For more information about the show’s vendors and a complete line-up of speakers, visit www.WoodlandsShows.com, where a downloadable coupon is available for $1 off show admission.
For more information about the food bank, visit www.MontgomeryCountyFoodBank.com.