FOOD BANK BENEFIT WRAP
Benefit Nets Over $2400 In Local Effort
Montgomery County Food Bank raised $2412 over last Saturday’s Benefit Festival organized by Nick Rama, who is well known in and among the local foodie circles, and Sean Jaehne of For The Love Of Food Truck Festival founder
“I am so proud to announce the totals raised for the Montgomery County Food Bank, $2412, even though the rain affected us that day, we still managed to get so much money raised at the Food Trucks for the Food Bank - Food Truck Festival held at Bareback Bar and Icehouse,” Rama announced on Facebook earlier on Tuesday.
In addition to the funds collected, the event also collected 79 unopened and unexpired jars of peanut butter.
“Thank you to so many people, food trucks and local businesses that participated and gave their all in the rain,” Rama continued, “I would like to thank first and foremost Dan Grant and his crew for being wonderful hosts for our first annual event. Sean Henry Jaehne founder of For The Love of Food Trucks Festival’s (who) without your dedication and vision we could not have done this. Mellisa Ray of Mellisa Ray Insurance Agency for believing in our cause and being one of our top sponsors, not only did she bring out a double bounce house with slides and a face painter for the kids to enjoy, she even gave us our grand prize for the raffles... Front row, Club Level Houston Texan tickets!”
In all, over 10 sponsors and over 50 local businesses pulled together to make this, the first of hopefully many, Food Trucks for Food Bank benefit a success.
Was this event a one-shot effort and what about the Harris County Food Bank?
“No, this (Food Trucks for Food Bank) will definitely be an annual event,” Rama shared, “Dan Grant of Bareback Bar and Icehouse has already invited us back for the next one.”
As for Harris County, Rama said that the Harris County Food Bank gets enough support within the community.
Alex Lozano, a well known personality and writer for the Music News, was instrumental in securing the entertainment headliner for the evening in Zach Person and his band. Susan Hickman also performed earlier in the event.