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!
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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!
Event: Synovus Bank; "Feeding Our Future"
Date: September 3 - October 1
Location:Throughout River Region
Description: Synovus Bank's Fall Outreach project, "Feeding Our Future," is helping to provide 20,000 meals and financial literacy for a lifetime." Financial Literacy classes will be offered at several locations including Valiant Cross Academy, Autauga County Family Support Center, and Elmore Food Pantry. Synovus Bank is encouraging participation with contests such as the best can display, best decorated donation box, and most pounds collected (to include cash or food items.)
For more details, please contract Holly and Ken Carter, 334-274-6470. As Synovus serves our local communities, they use #herematters on social media, and tag Synovus; for Instagram: @SynouvsBank.
Event: 2019Alabama National Fair
Date: October 4 - 14: Dollar Day - Thursday, October 10 - Fair Admission $1.00 with non-perishable food item.
Location: Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Drive, 36107
Description: ALABAMA NATIONAL FAIR: Fairs and agricultural exhibits are an old and honored tradition in Montgomery, dating back to at least 1854, 100 years before the present Alabama National Fair was established. The pre-Civil War fair was sponsored annually by the Alabama State Agricultural Society, on grounds “beautifully located upon the banks of the noble Alabama River, occupying a large, level, grassy plain, to the north of the city, ”as described in an 1858 issue of Harper’s Weekly. That fair and its successors declined during times of war and economic troubles, and by 1930, fairs and agricultural exhibits had disappeared from Central Alabama.
Sponsored by ALFA Farmers, ALFA Insurance and Alabama New Network -- Dollar Day is Thursday, October 10.
Fair Admission $1.00 with non-perishable food item. Thursday, October 10th, is Dollar Day! Everyone is admitted for $1 with a donation of a non-perishable food items to the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Admission is $10 without a donation.
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! We want to ensure you enjoy all these opportunities safely and have provided you with the safety plans. Unsure of when a certain event is happening and don’t want to miss it? Check out their Web site for daily schedules https://alnationalfair.org!
Event: On-site Document Destruction
Date: November 8th (FRIDAY) from 7:00 am until noon.
Location: Garrett Coliseum North Parking Lot, 1555 Federal Drive, 36107
Description: Montgomery Clean City Commission (MCCC), MAX Credit Union and Gilmore Services will be offering free on-site document destruction on Friday, November 8th from 7:00 am until noon.in the Garrett Coliseum's North Parking Lot, 1555 Federal Drive, 36107. The event is free and open to the public. To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to two (2) bags or boxes of old personal information to a mobile shredding truck that will be located in the north parking lot of Garrett Coliseum.
The event is intended for private residential document shredding, not for business or company disposal. The two (2) bag/box limit will be strictly enforced to keep the flow of traffic moving. No advance document sorting is necessary as shredding equipment can destroy paperwork with paper clips, staples or rubber bands attached. Gilmore Services (www.gilmoreservices.com) guarantees that all confidential records are disposed of properly. All shredded paper will be recycled.
We are asking event participants to consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food to benefit the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
For more information please call: MCCC at (334) 625-2175 or visit www.mgmc3.com.