Ben­e­fit Nets Over $2400 In Lo­cal Ef­fort

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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.

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