The Montgomery Area Food Bank, with our four Partner Distribution Organizations (PDO's) and the subsequent reach in support of more than 800 agencies throughout our extended service area, is what the Department of Defense would refer to as a force multiplier. The rough definition of a force multiplier is, "A capability that, when added to and employed by a force, significantly increases the potential of that force and enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment." When it comes to combating hunger, our capabilities increase the potential of each and every one of those 800 partner agencies.
However, in much the same manner, the philanthropic support we receive from each and every one of you - isour force multiplier. Below are some of the instances of kindness and support. This is FAR from a complete listing, and for that we apologize. However, we are consistently inspired by your generosity and offer a heartfelt - Thank You!
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UPS Supports Volunteering, MP/END Program
For well over a decade, our friends at WSFA12 News and Dixie Electric Cooperative have held a one-day event to help local families make the holidays special…12's Day of Giving.
And the River Region responded!
12's Day of Giving - A Beautiful Day
Staff from Montgomery’s @UPS Customer Service on Jackson Ferry Road, are regular volunteers here at MAFB. Recently, before getting started on separating recent donations, they presented our CEO, Richard A. Deem (front left holding the check, with a huge smile) a $5,000 grant from UPS Foundation @UPS_Foundation, which is earmarked to support our Mobile Pantry/Exercise, Nutrition and Diet Program.
UPS encourages employee volunteering as part of their commitment to reach 20 million volunteer hours by 2020 #20Mby2020.
In fact, ongoing participation in our Volunteer Program, was an eligibility prerequisite for MAFB to receive the grant award.
Rewarding…any way you look at it!
December 11th - the WSFA12 News tents were set up in front of the Walmart Superstore on Atlanta Highway from 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, accepting donations of unused toys, non-perishable food and monetary donations.
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One out of five of us deal with Food Insecurity, which means four out of five of us could help!
Warren Averett, Biscuits Team up to Hit One Out of the Park
Ken Wilson, District Manager, of Publix Super Markets’ Jacksonville Western Region (right, holding check) and several Publix associates and store managers from throughout the River Region, stopped by earlier today to personally deliver the proceeds of Publix Super Markets’ most recent “Food For All” campaign to our CEO Richard A. Deem (left, holding check)…and as is their amazing tradition, work through some volunteer projects!
Twice a year, in the fall and again in the spring, Publix Super Markets conducts hunger fighting campaigns, Food For All and Food For Sharing respectively, which provide customers donation options at checkout.
Held during the holidays of 2017, the latest Food For All campaign raised 365 pounds of non-perishable food and a whopping check for $15,697.88!
There are so many of you to thank: Publix Super Markets, their amazingly enthusiastic associates and of course contributors from throughout the River Region. Thank you. Your generosity fuels our mission.
The good folks of Warren Averett have teamed up with the Montgomery Biscuits for a season-long Tuesday Food Fest to benefit the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Tuesday Night home games - like last night - there will be a “Canned Food” Food & Fund Drive.
Bring a canned food item(s) or make a financial donation to the food bank and Warren Averett will buy your first hot dog!
MAFB CEO Offers Thanks, Mission Insight
Chief Executive Officer, Richard Deem's recent appearance on WSFA 12 News' 12Talk, provided an opportunity to offer thanks to the community for its continued support.
Deem was also able to offer insight into the scope and vital necessity of the Montgomery Area Food Bank mission.
Over the holidays Subaru conducted its annual Share the Love Event for the 10th year in a row. Subaru of America and Montgomery Subaru teamed up to support both national agencies like the ASPCA, as well as making donations to local agencies like the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
This morning Montgomery Subaru Vice President and General Manager John Danielson (right holding check) and Marketing Director Megan Danielson (right, of John) dropped by to personally deliver the proceeds from this year’s drive (pun intended) to our CEO Richard A. Deem (left holding check) and several members of our staff - a great big $14,063 check!
Sorry, but it must be said; that’s a lotta love, and we’re feelin’ it! Thank You Montgomery Subaru
Montgomery Subaru: Shares the Love
The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) conducted their 26th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive Saturday. We’re still tallying up the totals and will report them soon. However, we can report, the Letter Carriers, volunteers and you the folks who made contributions are appreciated beyond words. We truly do live in the “Heart of Alabama”. THANK YOU!
Saturday's 26th STAMP OUT Hunger
Usually “Home Runs” by the Montgomery Biscuits are limited to the tell-tale sound of the crack of the bat and the ability to jog as a Biscuit player touches them all! Monday morning, together with the good folks at Warren Averett. They hit a Home Run without a single pitch being thrown. Members from Biscuits Baseball (including Mo) and Warren Averett visited Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) Monday morning to work through a volunteer project. While nobody took a leisurely jog around the bases – they certainly demonstrated the sort of enthusiasm and teamwork (which bodes well for the remainder of the season) necessary to knock the entire project outta the park in no time!
Warren Averett, Biscuits Team to Help MAFB
Biscuit Baseball and Warren Averett have joined forces to support of MAFB throughout the season with Tuesday night home game Food Fests, which feature fans bringing a canned food donation or making a financial donation to MAFB and receiving their first hot dog compliments on Warren Averett.
In fact; tonight’s game against the Jacksonville “Jumbo Shrimp”, the AA affiliate of the re-building Miami Marlins is a Tuesday night Food Fest! Come see tomorrow’s Major Leaguers tonight, be sure to support MAFB and enjoy your first hot dog on Warren Averett.
Biscuits, Warren Averett Food Fests Hit & Running!
This week's Warren Averett-sponsored, Biscuit Baseball Food Fest Tuesday was well supported by River Region fans - thank you.
We truly appreciate the enthusiastic support of everyone involved with Food Fest Tuesday's!
If you've never been to a Biscuits game, you really shouldn't wait until the next Food Fest to catch a game. However, we do hope to see you May 29th, which is the next scheduled Food Fest Tuesday night game. Go Biscuits!
Distribution of Assistance Continues Uninterrupted
We have some unfortunate news to report today. Early this morning we received notice from Furlongs Security that we had a break in. We had a rapid response from Montgomery Police Department – complete with a K9 Unit to do a full sweep of our warehouses.
We have a deep seeded sense of responsibility to safeguard everything here at Montgomery Area Food Bank, because everything we have is a product of your generosity. We do not keep cash on premises, and we employee an extensive security system, which has several cameras recording our entire operation. While we’re still taking stock of everything, we have systems in place and they worked.
The burglars (NOT PICTURED) attempted to break in through our roof. They did extensive damage considering the rainfall we’ve had late last night and throughout the morning. While this posed some inconvenience for our staff returning from the Memorial Day holiday, they responded by quickly pulling together to mitigate further water damage, moved office equipment out of harm’s way and in some cases moved themselves into temporary workspaces to ensure our mission of distributing assistance to our neighbors in need continued without interruption.
We’d like to thank Furlongs Security, The Montgomery Police Department, Max Hall Construction (pictured repairing the roof) and ServPro for their professionalism and support. While we work hard to never be in a position to deliver unfortunate news to so many who support our mission, bad news doesn’t get better over time, and we owe every one of you a quick, transparent report. On a positive note, our systems worked, and we continue to Feed Hope Across Alabama.
Friday morning leadership from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama invited Montgomery Area Food Bank leadership to the Montgomery plant to receive the proceeds from this year’s annual employee food drive.
“We’re in a day right now, where food acquisition is a little more difficult,” said Montgomery Area Food Bank CEO Richard A. Deem. “It’s always difficult to tell which way contributions will be going, but we’re fortunate to say…we can always count on Hyundai. So, I want to tell you from the depths of my heart, how much that means to us, and how much we appreciate your support.”
Please Accept our Heartfelt Appreciation!
THANK YOU, to WSFA12 News for holding and supporting Friday’s Summer Food Drive.
THANK YOU, to Renfroe’s Market on Eastchase Parkway and Chantilly for their hospitality and support.
THANK YOU, to our dear friend at Dixie Electric Cooperative for their ever-present, always energetic support.
And last, but certainly not least, a special THANK YOU, to the River Region for your generous and continued support! This year’s WSFA12 News Summer Food Drive raised a total of $10,447.88 in financial support to go along with 8,198 pounds of donated nonperishable assistance.
There are at least two things we cannot say enough: Without your support, we could not do what we do – Feed Hope Across Alabama – and of course, THANK YOU!
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Annual Food Drive
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama leadership recently presented MAFB with an $18,772.69 check and 150 lbs of food!