West Alabama Food Bank
UUCT’S January Split-the- Plate Partner
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 the basic programs of WAFB include:
- Basic agency warehouse shopping program
- Pre-order system – agency pickup/self-delivery
- USDA commodity program
- Salvage 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
- Fifth Quarter
- Beat Hunger
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
3160 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, Alabama 35476
Phone: 205-333- 5353
Fax: 205-333- 5343
Note: In November, 2017, UUCT donated $278