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: HUNGER ACTION MONTH
Date: ENTIRE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
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.
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!
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: The Alabama National Fair $1 Day
Date: November 3, 2016
Location: Garrett Coliseum and fairgrounds
Description: Don't miss The Alabama National Fair at the Garrett Coliseum and fairgrounds, October 28th - November 6th! Enjoy more than 60 thrilling rides, food, information and commercial booths, livestock competitions and more.
November 3rd is $1 Day. The price for admission is $1 and a can a non-perishable item, thanks to the amazing folks at Kiwanis Club of Montgomery. For more information, about the entertainment and a schedule of events check out www.alnationalfair.org or call (334) 272-6831.
Event: The 2016 Turkey Burner 5K & 1 Mile
Date: November 19, 2016
Location: Montgomery MultiSport
Description: Be sure to warm up, work up and sign up, for the Annual Turkey Burner 5K & 1 Mile held adjacent to the Montgomery MultiSport at 8197 Vaughn Road, Montgomery. Participants are encouraged to bring along and donate non-perishable food items to help ensure someone who needs a little help will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. For more information please call 334-538-2639.
Event: Montgomery Clean City Commission shredding and document destruction
Date: December 2, 2016 - from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Location: South parking lot of the Garrett Coliseum.
Description: The Montgomery Clean City Commission will be holding an on-site document shredding and destruction December 2nd from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the South parking lot of the Garrett Coliseum.
Free and open to the public, the event is intended for private residential document shredding, not for business or company disposal. The commission is asking event participants to consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food to support the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to five bags or boxes of old personal information to a mobile shredding truck that will be located. No advance document sorting is necessary as shredding equipment can destroy paperwork with paper clips, staples or rubber bands attached. All confidential records are disposed of properly. All shredded paper will be recycled.