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 feature Food and Fund Drives, special events and the extensive use of Social Media to promote community involvement. This year’s campaign asks people to consider the impact and feeling of an empty stomach, and/or what each of us can do to end hunger.
Once again sharing images on Social Media will be a key element of participation. All the details are listed below. This can be done with co-workers, classmates, family members, church members or all by yourself!
Everyone is encouraged to also bring their empty plate statement images to the Montgomery Area Food Bank Open House September 8th from 10AM – 2PM at 521 Trade Center Street, Montgomery, AL 36108.
The Open House,(only the second in the food bank's history) will feature access to MAFB’s 23,600 Sq. Ft. Building Extension which opened in August of 2014, and 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.
MAFB Commemorates 30th Anniversary with Open House, Call for Hunger Action Month Participation