Food Bank of East Alabama
355 Industry Drive
Auburn, AL 36832
Phone: (334) 821-9006
Fax: (334) 821-4697
How We Acquire Food and Feed Alabama Residents
In order to help children, families and seniors in need, we need food! We gather food from individuals, retailers, and other sources.
Individual Donors and Food Drives provide a wide variety of mixed food products. Volunteers and staff sort these donations which come into the Food Bank as miscellaneous collections of food. This product is evaluated and sorted into boxes of food which allows partner agencies to choose cased product for their outreach programs.
Retail donations from stores like Walmart, Kroger, Winn-Dixie, Aldi and Target are brought to the Food Bank through our Retail Donation Program. This allows stores to cut back on food waste and make a positive impact in their community.
USDA (TEFAP) is a federal program in which the Federal Government purchases surplus foods from farmers and other producers and then provides the products to food banks across the United States. These shipments include fresh produce, meat and non-perishable food that offers a major benefit to the Food Banks and to the local economies of the original food producers.
Food Purchase helps the Food Bank supplement its stocks of specific seldom-donated products such as items for the Backpack Program.