What can you do to help those affected in your community? Host a food drive for the Food Bank! You can directly help families in our community by hosting a food drive. All donated nonperishable goods will be used to pack emergency food boxes or to be eaten on-site at one of our feeding programs.
Most Needed Items
- Canned Meats (tuna, chicken and salmon, etc.)
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruits
- Canned and Boxed Meals (soup, macaroni and cheese, etc.)
- Peanut Butter
- Canned or Dried Beans
- Pasta, Rice, Cereal
- Fruit Juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
To ensure food safety, the Food Bank cannot use:
- Rusty or Unlabeled Cans
- Homemade items
- Non-commercial canned or packaged items
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Open or used items
If you would like to host a food drive for the Food Bank, please contact our Executive Director, Martha Henk at 334-821-9006 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a commercial food donation, please contact our Inventory Control Coordinator, Crystal Fuller, at 334-821-9006 or by email at email@example.com.
Hunters Helping the Hungry provides the local hunting community the opportunity to help the growing number of neighbors in need. Legally tagged and properly field-dressed deer can be taken to participating processors at no cost to the hunter. The venison is processed and packaged and given to the Food Bank for distribution. For a list of processors, visit www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/hunterresources/HelpingHungry/
The Food Project
The Food Project is a donor drive, not a traditional food drive. Rather than asking for one-time contributions of food, volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their neighbors to become long-term food donors. People commit to giving a small amount of food every two months, which provides our Food Bank with a year-round supply of food and provides the donors with the ongoing satisfaction of making a real difference. Want to learn more?
The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, passed by Congress in 1996, protects citizens and businesses who donate apparently wholesome food or an apparently fit grocery product in good faith to a nonprofit organization for distribution to people in need.