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.
Description: We’ve put together a Fund & Food Drive Information Sheet, which provides guidance and even a way to let us know how many MAFB boxes and/or barrels you want to use. This sheet has both logistical and promotional uses, so please fill it out and then simply click the Big Red "SUBMIT" button to submit. The information you provide will go to our staff involved in the various aspects, however, Teressa Millwood, is our Fund/Food Drives-Events & Volunteer Coordinator. You'll need to speak with her to pick-up and/or drop-off barrels, boxes and proceeds of your drive.
Location: Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107
Description: Since 1954 the Alabama National Fair has been fun for all with the numerous different activities. No matter where you come from, there is an event, exhibit or vendor for you! The Fair remains an independent, self-sustaining, non-profit corporation, and is not an agency of the State of Alabama. While the Fair Association receives some support in the payment of prize money from state and county participation, the Fair Association provides most of the money that is paid out in prizes, and operates independently of the State and any other fair.
Virtually all members of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery utilize their abilities and time in support of Fair activities. Spouses of Kiwanians also donate hundreds of volunteer hours each year.
The purposes of the Fair have not changed since its operation began: namely, to put on an educational fair directed to the uplifting and building of youth; to promote Alabama industry, agriculture, and livestock; to encourage artistic and cultural pursuits among citizens of all ages, and to give everyone, at least once a year, an opportunity to have a great time at the Fair.
Pepsi an Alpha co-sponsor Dollar Day - November 2: Everyone is admitted for $1 with a donation of a non-perishable food item. Admission is $12 without a donation.
Event: Association Of Government Accountants (AGA) - Montgomery
Date: September 26 - October 17
Location: Various State Departments Downtown
Description: The Association Of Government Accountants (AGA) - Montgomery will be conducting a Food Drive throughout various locations in downtown Montgomery from September 26 - October 17. You can find the closest drop off location by checking the list of locations on their website www.montgomeryaga.org under the Community Service tab. For more information please call 334-462-8503 or 334-271-7435.
Event: EQUIAN - Alabama
Date: October 1 - 31
Location: 7480 Halcyon Pointe Drive, Suite 300; Montgomery, AL 36117; Phone: 334-290-4773
Description: Our friends at Equian, will not only be addressing healthcare affordability solutions, but will be conducting a Food Drive in their Halcyon Pointe office from October 1 - 31. For more information on how you can participate please call 334-290-4773.
Event: "Scouting For Food"
Date: November 11, 2017
Location: Throughout Montgomery
Description: The Boy Scouts of America, Tukabatchee Area Council will be conducting their Annual "Scouting For Food" November 11, 2017. Scouts will conduct their effort with the traditional precision scouting is known for. The will distribute bags the weekend of November 4th, and return to neighborhoods throughout Montgomery to gather your non-perishable food (please no glass jars) donations on Saturday November 11th.
Location: In front of Montgomery MultiSport - 8107 Vaughn Road
Description: Calling all serious and not-so serious runners with a philanthropic heart. The Pepper Tree Center 2017 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run, Food & Fund Drive will be held November 18th, with the starting gun going off at 8 AM. The event is Chip Timed on a USA Track & Field (USATF) Certified Course - very fun, very scenic!
Register by November 11th to be guaranteed a long-sleeve Comfort Color participation T-shirt. Online registration closes Wednesday, November 15th at midnight.
Packet Pickup: Friday, November 17, 3:00 – 6:00 pm; Saturday 6:30 – 7:30 am. For more information call: 334-538-2639.
Pricing: 5K – $35* 5K – Military and 1st Responders – $30* 1 - Mile – $25* 1 - Mile – 13 & under, Military and 1st Responders – $20*
* After November 15th; prices will increase $5 for packet pickup and day-of registrations.