On Saturday, December 10, 2016 Rotarians from all the Rotary Clubs in Montgomery County distributed food to the needy in very cold weather. Pictured above from left to right are: Barbara Provencher, Real Provencher, Kandice Cabets, Glenn Cabets, and Janice Thigpen. 
Saturday, December 10th was the coldest day District 5910 had experienced this year. The cold, however, was perfect for providing an outdoor refrigerator for the 122,231 pounds of food that Rotarians from all five Montgomery County clubs; The Woodlands, Magnolia, Conroe, Lake Conroe and East Montgomery plus Huntsville had assembled at the Charles Traylor Park in Willis. Assisting were the Interact Clubs from The Woodlands, College Park, John Cooper, Magnolia East, Willis and Huntsville. Box vans had made three trips from the Montgomery County Food Bank to the park to unload all the foodstuff. Rotarians separated and placed the various portions of food into neat double row stacks or piles that were a city block long. The stack of frozen meat, alone was several cartons wide and came up to my shoulders.
The recipients had started lining up their vehicles at 4:00 AM. Each vehicle was given a number that indicated how many families were to be served as Rotarians loaded up the trunk, back seat and PU beds with food beginning at 9:30. The cars were divided into two lines as they made their way down the food stacks. The distribution ran like clockwork as Rotarians  placed three five pound bags of potatoes, a thirty three pound case of frozen meat, apples, pears, cabbage, orange juice, pasta, rice, salmon, bananas, sweet potatoes, mangoes, bread, tomato sauce, oat meal, squash, zucchini, grape fruit, cans of green beans/corns, peppers, pinto beans and onions into the vehicles.
All in all, 628 families were served. This added up to 2,296 individuals receiving food with which they could cook many healthy meals. Each Rotary club contributed $500.00 to purchase the food through the food bank and it was amazing to see the amount of food that was given out considering what you and I pay after a quick trip to the grocery store. Our fellow Rotarians deserve a big District 5910 round of applause for planning and completing this food distribution event. It was a cold day in Montgomery County but there were a hundred plus warm ROTARY and Interact hearts SERVING HUMANTY.
Additional photos from the event can be seen below: