Focus on Fresh! Produce Reclamation and Distribution Program allows us to procure (by purchasing at an extremely discounted rate or by salvaging) and distribute fresh produce- by the truckload.
Our Volunteers participating in our Volunteer Program are absolutely vital to the MAFB - without YOU, we would not be able to reach out to so many families. Our new Volunteer Center features 2,000 square feet of essential space to host even more volunteer groups and individuals, like you, who want to make a difference in their community! We can also accommodate workplace events and other groups. It's a great way to build your team while working on a community- focused project. To volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application, and e-mail it to Teressa Vigneault Millwood or call her at 334-263-3784. Want to stay up to date on the latest volunteer information? Sign up to receive our quarterly Volunteer Newsletter.
MAFB has built a network of anti-hunger activists who are motivated to act on behalf of our neighbors in need. We enjoy strong public support (15,000 current donors) and our alliance of community volunteers and activists is growing, approaching 3,500 annually. This powerful network ensures that the issue of poverty in our communities does not go unnoticed.
We work with Four PDOs and over 800 front-line partner agencies to distribute food fairly and efficiently across our 35-county service area.
We receive strong and consistent support from local media, keeping our mission in the spotlight.
We were among the first to join the emerging River Region Food Policy Council and are helping to guide the development of this coalition of like-minded nonprofits, the public sector, farmers and businesses to address issues associated with food insecurity and health in the River Region.
MAFB also responds to local, state-wide, and regional disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the April 2011 tornado outbreak; we provided, in a very timely manner, over 1 million pounds of relief product on both occasions.
Our Emergency On-site Food Pantry Program (largest distribution program). A partner agency such as a church or other non-profit 501 (c) (3) provides accommodations within their establishment to store and distribute the food they receive to needy individuals and families who come to them for assistance.
Our Senior Supplement Program. An elderly citizen receives a box each month filled with 25-35 pounds of nutritious food carefully selected for the special needs of seniors.
Our Mobile Pantry Program(MP). An MP is designed to distribute a truckload of nutritious product directly to the needy residents in a neighborhood chosen by the sponsoring agency. MPs are one of our primary means of expanding our outreach into historically underserved areas especially distant, impoverished, rural locations.