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.
Location: Troy University, Montgomery - School of Nursing
Point of Contact: Alpha Psi Nu, Montgomery Campus
Troy University’s Montgomery Campus is having a Food & Fund Drive spearheaded by the School of Nursing’s Alpha Psi Nu Honor Society. Drop off points are currently available throughout the Montgomery Campus until December 3rd.
We are INSPIRED by the members of Alpha Psi Nu not only because of their academic achievements, but they shared with us that they were INSPIRED to lead the food drive, because they do clinical rotations in the Montgomery area and have witnessed the effects poverty has had on the health of fellow citizens. Well done ladies.
Type of Event: Annual Subaru Share the Love-Love Promise Campaign
Subaru America is once again conducting their “Share the Love - Love Promise” campaign, and Montgomery Subaru has once again graciously chosen Montgomery Area Food Bank as a local recipient of assistance.
Between November 19, 2015 and January 2, 2016 Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of participating charities - to include Montgomery Area Food Bank thanks to Montgomery Subaru - for every new vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru has donated more than $50 million to a wide range of both national and local charities through Share the Love.. Last year, Montgomery Area Food Bank received $5,723 – that’s a lot of love!
Type of Event: The 2015 Pepper Tree Center Turkey Burner 5K & 1 Mile
Date: November 21, 8:00 am
Location: Starts in front of Montgomery Multisport; 8107 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL
Registration is now open for the annual Pepper Tree Center Turkey Burner, 5K & 1 Mile. at -
https://isignedup.com/en/event/34/The-2015-Peppertree-Center-TURKEY-BURNER-5k/1mi. Proceeds will support Montgomery Area Food Bank so if your an occasional runner or a runner who is serious enough to get excited to hear this event will be Chip Timed on a USATF Certified Course...it's a lot of fun - for a great cause! A great family event, which historically includes as many as 700 runners - many will head to The Pepper Tree Center establishments afterwards.
Type of Event: WSFA 12 News, 12 Day of Giving
Date: December 15, from 5 am - 7pm
Location:Walmart parking lot - 6495 Atlanta Hwy; Montgomery, AL 36117
WSFA-TV signed on the air on Christmas Day in 1954. A brief sign-on announcement was made by announcer Ralph Williams, which then led into the station's first program, "A Christmas Carol." WSFA has been reporting on, and giving back to the River Region ever since, and befitting its origin, WSFA has found a way to combine both during the Holiday Season.
Friday, December 15, WSFA will conduct their annual 12 Day of Giving from 5 am – 7 pm in front of the Wal-Mart on Atlanta Highway. For years; this drive has enabled Alabamians in the River Region to share the spirit of the holidays by helping one another.
Participation is made easy, since volunteers will be on hand to accept donations by creating a drive-thru, meaning you won’t even need to get out of your car. Throughout the day, those volunteers will help collect non-perishable food for the Montgomery Area Food Bank, toys for the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tot's program, and assistance for HandsOn River Region’s Christmas Clearinghouse.