The Tribune will be partnering with Spring Fitness and Urban Cowgirl Dance Hall & Saloon, to hold a spring food drive benefitting the Magnolia Society of Samaritans (SOS) and Tomball Emergency Assist-ance Ministries (TEAM).
The food drive will run the entire month of April and items can be dropped off at the Tribune office, 517 W. Main St., in Tomball, all three Spring Fitness locations, 32350 SH 249 in Pinehurst, 9311 FM 1488 in Magnolia or 2400 FM 2920 in Spring, or at Urban Cowgirl, 10310 FM 1488 in Magnolia.
Mildred Ashworth, SOS director, said with summer approaching, food banks are in dire need.
"With summer coming, the kids will be at home more and families will need more food," she said. "We will need different kinds of canned goods, other than green beans, because we have a good stock of those."
Ashworth said they also need diapers, paper towels and toiletries, peanut butter, jelly, rice and beans.
TEAM director Loma Holmes said that jelly is a hard item to get at the moment.
"Jelly is so hard to get at the moment because it is so expensive," she said. "We also need macaroni and cheese and pretty much anything that someone would want to get, we will use."
Tribune publisher Nancy Nygaard is challenging all local businesses to get involved, by donating at least 10 cases of non perishable items.
"We want to get the entire community involved in helping others," she said.
Businesses that participate will get their name or their business name published in a future Tribune thank you advertisement. If you can't pick up and deliver the items yourself, you may make a credit card payment of $150 for 10 cases, by calling the Tribune at 281-255-6397, or write a check payable to Food Basket for $150.
The Tribune will pick up all cases purchased in that manner, while also delivering the items to TEAM and SOS.
For more information call the Tribune at 281-255-6397, Spring Fitness at 281-259-4620, 281-356-7875 or 281-353-1268, or Urban Cowgirl at 281-259-6900.