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.
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.
Event: Your Food & Fund Drive
Date: Whenever you're ready
Location: A site of your choosing.
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,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.
We're Hopin' You Can Help!
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.
Montgomery Area Food Bank
"Feeding Hope Across Alabama"
521 Trade Center Street | Montgomery AL 36108 | 334-263-3784
One out of five of us deal with Food Insecurity, which means four out of five of us could help!
-- Additional drop off point - Capitol Chevrolet; 711 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117
Description: Our newsletter is named, “The Heart of Alabama,” not only due to our location, but as homage to the “Heart” our community continually displays in support of our mission. An amazing example is WSFA12 News, which has a long history of calling our community to action. Each year WSFA12 News conducts at least two Food and Fund Drives in support of the MAFB mission, and we are eternally grateful.
“The Montgomery Area Food Bank provides services to almost 390,000 people in 35 counties in Alabama” noted Mark Bunting, Vice President/General Manager of WSFA12 News. “Unfortunately, the need for food never decreases and the extraordinary work of the food bank must continue. We at WSFA are committed to this cause and will continue to do our part to help in eliminating hunger in Alabama.”
Over the past two decades WSFA12 News has done more than “their part”. “WSFA is far more than a partner in our fight against hunger,” said Richard A. Deem, MAFB’s Chief Executive Officer. “They effectively call upon the community to reflect upon the plight of our neighbors in need. When WSFA conducts a Food and Fund Drive, which at this point have become part of our community’s fabric, or covers a milestone event on the news, they not only raise awareness of the need, but inspire the entire River Region to action.”
“The Montgomery Area Food Bank relies on generous donations from people and businesses throughout the River Region and that is where we at WSFA try to assist,” said Bunting. “We’re gearing up for this year’s Summer Fund and Food Drive at Renfroe’s Market on Chantilly along with Dixie Electric Cooperative and Capitol Chevrolet, and I feel confident our viewers and the entire community will once again give generously to this wonderful organization.”