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.
Promotion: 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 the same Fund & Food Drive Information Sheet 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.
Event: The Alabama National Fair $1 Day
Date: November 3, 2016
Location: Garrett Coliseum and fairgrounds
Description: Don't miss The Alabama National Fair at the Garrett Coliseum and fairgrounds, October 28th - November 6th! Enjoy more than 60 thrilling rides, food, information and commercial booths, livestock competitions and more.
November 3rd is $1 Day. The price for admission is $1 and a can a non-perishable item, thanks to the amazing folks at Kiwanis Club of Montgomery. For more information, about the entertainment and a schedule of events check out www.alnationalfair.org or call (334) 272-6831.
Event: The 2016 Turkey Burner 5K & 1 Mile
Date: November 19, 2016
Location: Montgomery MultiSport
Description: Be sure to warm up, work up and sign up, for the Annual Turkey Burner 5K & 1 Mile held adjacent to the Montgomery MultiSport at 8197 Vaughn Road, Montgomery. Participants are encouraged to bring along and donate non-perishable food items to help ensure someone who needs a little help will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. For more information please call 334-538-2639.
Event: Montgomery Clean City Commission shredding and document destruction
Date: December 2, 2016 - from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Location: South parking lot of the Garrett Coliseum.
Description: The Montgomery Clean City Commission will be holding an on-site document shredding and destruction December 2nd from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the South parking lot of the Garrett Coliseum.
Free and open to the public, the event is intended for private residential document shredding, not for business or company disposal. The commission is asking event participants to consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food to support the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to five bags or boxes of old personal information to a mobile shredding truck that will be located. No advance document sorting is necessary as shredding equipment can destroy paperwork with paper clips, staples or rubber bands attached. All confidential records are disposed of properly. All shredded paper will be recycled.
Event: "Scouting For Food" Drive
Date: November 12, 2016
Description: The Tukabatchee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will be conducting their annual "Scouting For Food" Drive Saturday November 12th. Scouts will be visiting Montgomery neighborhoods with bags and instructions a week prior to the November 12th drive. On the Saturday of the drive, the Boy Scouts scouts will come through those same neighborhoods and pick up any food donations. Scouts and their families will deliver all donations to the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Your support of the annual "Scouting for Food" drive is greatly appreciated.