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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (February 14, 2020) – Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) was joined by City of Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed, this morning to officially conduct a Grand Opening Ceremony of MAFB’s recently acquired 19,000 Square Foot building. The dedication and naming of the expansion was in recognition of 23 years of dedicated service by the organization’s second of only three leaders… the new asset is officially known now as the E. Parke Hinman, III Building.
“When we think about the Montgomery Area Food Bank and all the work that has been done here over the past 30 years – it is truly inspiring,” said Steven L Reed, Mayor, City of Montgomery. “When we think about how much they have grown and the services they provide,
Montgomery, but throughout Alabama (35 of 67 counties), I really think it’s something for all of us to take note of and highlight, because these are the types of things that sometimes go unseen and go unnoticed far too often in in our community. In a world where negativity sometimes gets the headlines -positivity really makes a difference.”
not just for the River Region or the city of
“As a retired Brigadier General (USAF) Parke brought tremendous leadership skills to the food bank,” said Tony Baggiano himself a retired Air Force officer and MAFB Board of Directors President. “Parke and his gracious wife Cookie served with great distinction to bring the food bank from its infancy to where it is today. During his tenure food distribution grew exponentially from 6 million pounds to 22 million pounds per year. In 2011, Feeding America® approached Parke and asked him to absorb 10 underserved counties – going from 25 to 35 in one giant leap. Without hesitation Parke presented to the board that we had to provide service to those in need…and we did.”
“Well I guess it’s my turn to talk,” said a truly reluctant and resonant Parke Hinman after being introduced by life-long friend and colleague Baggianno. “I’ve been receiving counsel from my wife and Tony about what to say to you this morning, but the first thing I have to say is I am really, and genuinely humbled that you are honoring me and my family,” said Hinman with more than a twinge of emotion. “The best job I ever had…right here.
“If you look at the people in the history of this organization that have contributed to it, collectively they are the mot giving group of people I have ever been associated with,” added Hinman. “So, when people talk about my leadership – that was easy! You hire good people: if they do a good job you give them a better job to do. If they
“I’m honored to join Montgomery Area Food Bank, caring neighbors and our community’s corporate leaders to mark another milestone in the story of the successful history of this entity,” Said Reed. “ The largest food bank in Alabama is getting even bigger. As many of you may know Governor Ivey proclaimed February 14th as Montgomery Area Food Bank Day in Alabama.
"So, we’re following her lead as a city and presenting a proclamation to Richard (MAFB CEO Richard Deem) and the food bank’s generous supporters and friends; so today will be known as Montgomery Area Food Bank Day in Montgomery. And, what better day to show our support for such a carting compassionate organization with such a huge heart for ALL of our neighbors in need than on Valentine's Day?"
don’t do a good job you try to show them the door with dignity. We gave people an opportunity and the numbers we accomplished were not my accomplishment – those numbers were your accomplishment. And, I could not be more proud to be part of this organization.”