The Montgomery County Council on Aging is on a mission — a mission to feed those in need all across the county. The non-profit notified Montgomery County Government in 2019 of its intention to expand its operations to a food pantry and distribution service to meet the expanding low food security in Montgomery County. The Council on Aging is the governing organization for the food distribution center and is specifically targeting nutrition needs of senior residents; however, everyone, including children, is being served.
The food distribution center obtains and distributes over 1 million pounds annually of food to pantries located throughout the county and operates out of its current location in Star, with volunteers and two part-time employees. Russell Bogans and Steve Pemberton are described by COA board chairman Ruth Morris as being “dedicated” to the recipients they serve. Morris said these two employees pick-up food, inventory, organize, administer and transport food supplies to volunteer food pantry organizations in the county. Currently, there are 13 food sites throughout the county that The Montgomery County Food Distribution Center serves.
To read the full story see the June 3rd edition of Montgomery Herald.