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.
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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: USAmeriBankHunger Action Month Food & Fund Drive
Date: Throughout the month of September (Maybe a little before!)
Location: All six (6) River Region USAmeriBank branches
Description: USAmeriBank will once again conduct a Hunger Action Month Food & Fund Drive throughout the entire month of September. All six (6) River Region branches will collect non-perishable food and donations, while employees will have incentive-driven days like casual Fridays.
Event: Fortune Builders, Inc. Food & Fund Drive
Date: August 12 - 14
Location: The Renaissance Montgomery
Description: Fortune Builders, Inc. will be holding a Food & Fund Drive during their 3-day seminar - inside the Renaissance Montgomery.
Event: HUNGER ACTION DAY/ 30th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
Date: September 8, 2016 -- 10AM - 2PM
Location: Montgomery Area Food Bank
Description: Throughout the month of September, Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) will join the nationwide observance of the 9th Annual Hunger Action Month, which is designed to raise awareness to the reality of food insecurity in Alabama and throughout the nation. However, this year MAFB will also commemorate 30 years of fighting hunger during The Montgomery Area Food Bank Open House September 8th from 10AM – 2PM.
Hunger Action Month (HAM) will once again feature Food and Fund Drives, special events and the extensive use of Social Media. Last year supporters posted images of balancing a spoon on their nose in support of #Spoontember. The 2016 campaign asks people to consider the universal feeling of an empty stomach, and how on an empty stomach, we cannot reach our full potential.
Once again sharing images on Social Media will be a key element of participation. MAFB is asking YOU to participate by telling/showing us, “What I can’t do on an empty stomach,” or “What I can do to help end hunger,” by writing your message on a plain white paper plate and sharing a photo of you holding that plate on #FeedingHopeAL and/or on our MontgomeryAreaFoodBankInc facebook page. You can do this with co-workers, classmates, your family or all by yourself!
You’re encouraged to also bring your empty plate sign to The Montgomery Area Food Bank Open House September 8th from 10AM – 2PM at 521 Trade Center Street, Montgomery, AL 36108. The Open House, featuring access to MAFB’s 2014 23,600 Sq. Ft. Building Extension, is being held to afford the River Region an opportunity to see firsthand the size and scope of the enterprise necessary to support a service area which encompasses 35 of Alabama’s 67 counties.
Event: 6th Annual Zombie Walk/Prom Fund & Food Drive
Date: September 30, 2016 -- 7PM
Location: Downtown Montgomery - starting at Dexter and Perry Street
Description: In an attempt to “SCARE” up some “FINAL” support to closeout Hunger Action Month, Fontaine Entertainment will be conducting their 6th Annual Zombie Walk/Prom Fund & Food Drive September 30th at 7PM.
Everyone is invited to get into the “SPIRIT” of fighting hunger and kicking off the Haunted Hearse Tour/ Halloween touring season by dressing up in ghoulish, zombie, scary, and even cute, Halloween-type costumes and doing the “Zombie Walk” through downtown Montgomery.
Intended to be a family-friendly, fun-filled event, all Zombies will meet at Dexter and Perry Street, where they can make their monetary and/or non-perishable food donations near Irish Bred Pub. The walk through Montgomery “ENDS” at the Riverwalk facility, where things “COME ALIVE” again with music, entertainment and local vendors “HAUNTING” the area.
Event: Gentiva Hospice, Montgomery's 12th Annual Food & Fund Drive
Date: Throughout the month of August
Location: 7075 Halcyon Park Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
Description: The good people at Montgomery’s Gentiva Hospice are currently conducting a month-long Food & Fund Drive for what is their 12th year in a row! Held throughout the month of August, the Gentiva Hospice Food & Fund Drive has proven to be a great lead-in to Hunger Action Month. For more information about how you can participate please contact Ms. Barbara A. Jackson, their Volunteers Manager at 334-260-3629, or drop off non-perishable food items at 7075 Halcyon Park Drive.
Event: Dragon Boat Races & Festival
Date: August 27th, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Location: Montgomery's Riverfront Park
Description: The Dragon Boat Drums are getting louder! More than 70 racing Dragon Boat teams will converge on downtown Montgomery’s beautiful Riverfront Park. for their 7th Annual Races Saturday, August 27th. Open to the public, races kick off at 8:30 AM and run through 4 PM.
Hate to paddle, but love to watch hard fought competition? No worries: The action on the water is just part of the festival, which supports two fellow non-profits Bridge Builders Alabama and Rebuilding Together Central Alabama.
Wander the grounds of Riverfront Park and enjoy the tastes of local food vendors, browse various goods from local exhibitors and artists, find a spot to enjoy live music from the Amphitheatre stage…and look for Montgomery Area Food Bank’s booth…we’ll be there too!
Event: The Deer Creek Homeowners Association’s 11th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive to benefit Montgomery Area Food Bank
Date: Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM
Location: Deer Creek Clubhouse
Description: The Deer Creek Homeowners Association’s 11th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive to benefit Montgomery Area Food Bank will be held Saturday, Sept 17 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Sept 18 from 1 pm to 5 pm.
All homeowners are encouraged to participate and help fill the clubhouse with non-perishable food and toiletry items. Prior to the event, plastic grocery bags are distributed throughout Deer Creek with information on collection times. Your donations will help fill local and regional needs. Together, as a community, we can help feed the hungry! Be sure to register at the Auburn or Alabama Table to show your support and be entered to win prizes!