A Year of Thanksby Montgomery Area Food Bank on 12/26/13
As the year winds down, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped to make 2013 the most productive year in MAFB history. 2013 is the year we crested 20 million pounds, and this would not have been possible without the assistance of many individuals and organizations throughout the community.
We are so fortunate to have volunteers that dedicate themselves to helping us accomplish our mission. Our volunteers spent the year sorting and repacking food, stuffing envelopes, and sharing our mission with friends and family on social media.
The food bank is, essentially, a network of community-based partnerships with the same goal: feeding families in need. We simply could not operate without the strength and dedication of our Partner Agencies and the staff and countless volunteers who run local pantries and feeding programs. The good people at our Partner Agencies take food where it is most needed – into communities that serve some of the most needy individuals and families in the nation. They reach out to pat the backs of those we serve…when you stop and think, it truly is amazing what they dedicate themselves to doing on behalf of our neighbors in need.
We’re grateful for our warehouse crew. They pull orders, track inventory, reach deep into icy freezers…their hands are chapped, cut, and bruised but they keep going, day after day, because they know what their hard work means to families in need.
Our donors simply cannot be forgotten; whether donating food or providing financial support, MAFB relies on private donations to function. We are so thankful to everyone who gave this year. Our supporters range from individuals who send pocket change with apology letters, lamenting that they cannot do more, to large corporate donors who send tens of thousands of pounds of food or financial support through corporate foundations, and every one in between. We are also grateful for the many groups who host Fund and Food Drives on our behalf. The awareness and support these community initiatives raise is amazing!
Together, your generosity makes it possible for others to receive food that will nourish their bodies and spirits. From all of us at MAFB, thank you for an amazing year of service and kindness.