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Montgomery Area Food Bank Charity Profile
Since 1986, The Montgomery Area Food Bank fights hunger and poverty in South Central Alabama by distributing food and other donated products to over 800 non-profit member agencies serving 35 counties.
Through this food network, our partnering charity organizations provide free food to low income residents by distributing bags of groceries or on-site feeding (soup kitchen) programs.
How does a Food Bank work?
The Food Bank system, which has been in place for more than 23 years, takes food that otherwise would have gone to waste and gets it out to people who are unable to provide adequate food for themselves and their families. Through our Food Bank and its' 4 PDOs, we distribute roughly 13 million pounds of food annually.
Montgomery Area Food Bank Volunteer Information
For every $25 donation to the Montgomery Area Food Bank, we can distribute up to 160 pounds of food. This would feed a family of three for two weeks or an elderly couple for a month. You can MAKE A DONATION by credit card online by clicking the link.
Even though fully half of the households that visit food pantries and soup kitchens have at least one member who is working, their wages are too low to meet all expenses. Quite often what gets left out is food.
Your donations of food make a difference in enabling our Food Bank to get more food to those in need. Your school, business, church or family could sponsor a Food Drive. You can volunteer at the Food Bank by contacting Vicky Manley at VickyManley@earthlink.net to find out about volunteer opportunities.
Your monetary contributions can be designated to support a specific Food Bank program. Our Senior Supplement Program, targets the needs of the elderly by providing food supplement boxes monthly, and our Mobile Pantry Program involves the delivery of a Food Bank truckload of products to a specified site where food is distributed directly to qualified clients.