Capital Campaign

Fighting Hunger, Building Hope: A Capital Campaign for Food Bank of East Alabama

“A successful campaign will allow this organization to relocate to a structure far better designed to meet their current operational needs as well as the evolving challenges of organizations and individuals who are reliant upon this indispensable community non-profit.”

– Laura Cooper, Executive Director, Lee County Youth Development Center

 

For the past several years, the Food Bank has been outgrowing its current building. The building that was so expansive and adequate in 2002 when we first moved in is now bursting at the seams!  We take on this challenge because the need is great. One in five of our neighbors in East Central Alabama experiences food insecurity. From a hungry child in an after-school program to a senior on a fixed income to a working family just trying to stretch a thin paycheck until the end of the month, the Food Bank of East Alabama strives to feed as many of our neighbors in need as we can. 

 

The new building will provide the following:

  • Expansion of production/warehouse area to include 40,726 square feet (compared to current 20,000 square feet facility) – more than doubling our current capacity
  • Expansion of frozen storage capacity from 23,000 cubic feet to 27,600 cubic feet (20% increase)
  • Expansion of cooler storage capacity form 9,000 cubic feet to 21,500 cubic feet (140% increase)
  • Expansion of volunteer service center form 2,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet (includes the dedicated Backpack & Programs work area)
  • A dedicated receiving/shipping area with three loading docks (incorporating 5,000 square feet to handle incoming and outgoing product)

Please check back as we post updates on our progress!

Capital Campaign Donation