Hosting a Fund and Food Drive has become a great way for our community to impact our mission to feed individuals and families in need across Alabama! Every grocery item donated helps. Every dollar donated provides an additional 6 ½ pounds of assistance directly to those who are struggling to put food on the table.
Communities, businesses, clubs, schools and individuals continually display their pride in ownership, and empathy for the MAFB mission by hosting countless Fund and Food Drives on our behalf…many of which we are unaware of until the proceeds are delivered.
There are more than a few Food & Fund Drives which have become annual events. Considering how many and how widely these events differ, Independent Food & Fund Raisers are viewed by our communities as a fun, social way to volunteer individual time and talents to a truly worthy mission. That said, the food drives that take our hearts are the children who have birthday parties and ask party goers to bring nonperishable food instead of presents…and then donate them in support of our mission.
We’ve put together a Fund & Food Drive Information Sheet, which provides some guidance and even a way to let us know how many MAFB boxes and/or barrels you want to use. When we are presented with folks who are feel they might not be quite ready to host their own drive, but want to anyway, we can frequently provide opportunities to support a current drive which is being promoted here.
MAFB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Any donations made through our website are done so through a secure server. We never sell or rent our supporter's names.
EVENT: 10th Annual Empty Bowls
DATE: March 17th from 11 am – 1 pm
LOCATION: First Baptist Church at 305 South Perry Street
Good people, Good Food, Good Cause: Montgomery Empty Bowls, is celebrating its 10th year of raising funds in support of Montgomery Area Food Bank from 11 am – 1 pm, March 17th inside First Baptist Church at 305 South Perry Street.
Empty Bowls began locally in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spread into national program using Empty Bowls to remind us of those who go hungry. Montgomery Empty Bowls starts with volunteers making hand-made bowls. Then, for the price of admission - $25 per person - attendees get to pick and keep their favorite from the hundreds of beautiful and “unique” bowls donated; and join us for lunch. Don’t worry, you won’t have to use your new bowl.
Our community partner, Publix Super Markets, once again is making it easy for shoppers to donate and provide assistance to neighbors in need. Food for Sharing is the spring edition of their familiar Food for All holiday food drive. Donation cards, representing three levels of giving, will be available at checkout lines. Once a customer has selected one of the three 'recipies', the cashier scans the card and the amount is added to the customer's total order. Behind the scenes, PUBLIX staff pull scan data and transmit case quantities. From the warehouse, selectors pull the product and male whole cases deliveries, which are perfect for easier handling and distribution by Montgomery Area Food Bank.
EVENT: The 5th Annual Community Food Drive
DATE: February 8-15
LOCATION: The Waters
The Waters community is holding a Food Drive and participation has been made easy. Between February 8 and 15, simply stop by their Mail Center and fill up the available Food Drive Barrels.
For those who are conducting the food drive...thank you. For those of you who participate thank you too!
If your organization would like for Montgomery Area Food Bank to promote or acknowledge your fund raising and/or food drive event on our social media, (like below) please fill out an Event Information Form for Public Promotion and click the Big Red “SUBMIT” Button. The info you provide will be sent to our Communications Team for consideration. Unfortunately, not all requests for promotion or acknowledgement can be chosen. However, our team will do all they can to promote as many as possible.