Browsing: Community Builders
The Montgomery County Food Bank was established in 1985 when several concerned citizens realized the need to address the hunger crisis in our community and began distributing food to those in need from the trunk of a car. Now, over 30 years later, the Food Bank is headquartered out of a 60,000 square-foot warehouse and partners with approximately 70 distribution sites across the county. Over 25,000 people in the community are served by the Food Bank each month. MCFB strives hard to fulfill their vision of “a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food.”
If you’ve been around our area very long, you realize it’s replete with faith- lled people, all working together to make a
di erence for the Lord in the community. Some churches are new, and some are even older than the towns themselves.
As those who have gone the distance will tell you, it hasn’t been an easy road.
In wartime and peacetime, through res and epidemics, two prominent churches have made it to the 150-year mark
and will be celebrating their sesquicentennial anniversaries this fall. While their anniversaries and their commitment
to Christ are common, their rich histories tell two very distinct tales.
Buster Bowers never imagined that Hurricane Harvey would cause his restaurant to flood. Buster is the son of Vernon and Mary Bowers—owners and founders of Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish—and he remembered the previous 33 years of the restaurant’s existence. Except for three weeks in 1997, when the restaurant closed for extensive remodeling, Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish had never…