Alabama has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. West Alabama Food Bank (WAFB) was incorporated in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity in nine West Alabama counties. The counties served are Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa. WAFB collects surplus and salvageable food and distributes it to agencies serving a population of more than 315,000 residents.
Some of their basic programs of WAFB include:
Basic agency warehouse shopping program
Pre-order system – agency pickup/self-delivery
USDA commodity program
Value-added product program
Community service worker program
Brown Box program for needy elderly
Mobile Food Pantry & Mini-Mobile Pantry
Secret Meals/Backpack Meals for hungry children
Check their Facebook page or on the web at: www.westalabamafoodbank.org for more info. To volunteer call 759-5519 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks or cash not designated for pledge or other specific needs are split with WAFB. To make a 100% donation by check to this organization, envelopes are available in the foyer. The address information is:
The West Alabama Food Bank
P.O. Box 805, 3160 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, Alabama 35476