Disaster preparedness is part of Montgomery Area Food Bank’s operational plan, and while measures are being taken to ensure the continuity of our operations, please continue to “watch this space” and monitor our social media for what will likely be fluid changes and adjustments.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has set up a hotline;1-888-264-2256 for the latest information regarding testing.
While developing the Hinman Building capital campaign, particular focus was placed upon delivering added value to donors. Community support of the MAFB mission through personalizing a Building Brick provides a unique means of ultimately receiving tangible recognition of that support, which will last. The community will quite literally be added to MAFB’s future and a donor’s generosity will be recognized as patrons, employees, volunteers and supporters enter our new E. Parke Hinman, III Building.
Capital Campaign Provides Visible, Lasting Recognition
All information in support of personalizing a Building Brick is available here - or by clicking on the brick logo on virtually every page of the MAFB web site. Corporate logos require an additional step of verifying trademark rights, but the entire process is direct and supported by customer service professionals to answer any of your questions.
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Southestern Grocers Sponsors HUGE Mobile Pantry
Community Responds to $2 Thursday
September 30, 2020 - Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores joined with Caring for Alabama Citizens and Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) to close out Hunger Action month with a HUGE DISTRIBUTION to Montgomery’s neighbors in need.
USDA Announces Free Meals to Children Through School Year
The Alabama National Fair – the 10 Best Days of Fall – was held adjacent to the Garrett Coliseum from October 9 through October 18.
Sponsors like ALFA and ALFA Insurance enable Thursday, October 15th to be $2 Thursday! Everyone was admitted for $2 with a donation of a non-perishable food items to the Montgomery Area Food Bank. This year more than 5,400 pounds of assistance was raised.
Alabama National Fair
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. This move is part of USDA’s commitment to ensuring all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As our nation recovers and reopens, we want to ensure that children continue to receive the nutritious breakfasts and lunches they count on during the school year wherever they are, and however they are learning,” said Secretary Perdue. “We are grateful for the heroic efforts by our school food service professionals who are consistently serving healthy meals to kids during these trying times, and we know they need maximum flexibility right now.”
USDA previously extended child nutrition waivers through December 2020 based upon available funding at the time. The flexibilities extended today will allow schools and other local program operators to continue to leverage the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to provide no cost meals to all children, available at over 90,000 sites across the country, through June 30, 2021.
Southeastern Grocers Foundation donated more than 20,000 pounds of vital sustenance as well as volunteers to join the volunteer force of MAFB’s network partner agency, Caring for Alabama Citizens to provide assistance to more than 500 families.
USDA is extending waivers through June 30, 2021, that:
•Allow SFSP and SSO meals to be served in all areas and at no cost;
•Permit meals to be served outside of the typically required group settings and meal times;
•Waive meal pattern requirements, as necessary.
•Allow parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children.
These program flexibilities allow schools and local program operators to operate a meal service model that best meets their community’s unique needs, while keeping kids and staff safe. Additional flexibilities are being granted on a state-by-state basis, as required by law, to facilitate a wide range of meal service options and accommodate other operational needs.