Alabama Food Banks

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Food banks ask for CARES Act funds

Alabama food banks, struggling to meet needs of people hit hard by the shutdown of the economy forced by the coronavirus this year, have asked Gov. Kay Ivey for special funding through federal Cares Act money. Read the full story by 

Summer Feeding Program

The Alabama Baptist featured the Alabama Food Bank Association’s Summer Feeding Program, highlighting how local agencies, schools and churches worked together to meet a greater need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alabama Food Bank Association Summer Meals Program Extension

ALABAMA, October 6, 2020 – In Alabama, nearly 400,000 children count on their schools for at least one meal per day. Due to Covid-19, the Alabama Department of Education has adopted USDA Waiver Extensions for the Summer Meals Program. The Alabama Food Bank Association has served as a a Summer Meals Program sponsor since 2014 and for the first time in ALFBA history, the Summer Meals Program operated for more than 20 weeks (March 23rd – August 14, 2020), reaching more than 10,000 children and serving nearly $1 million worth of meals.

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Alabama Food Bank Association Receives Peanut Butter from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received 11,520 jars of peanut butter from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, providing an abundance of one of the most requested items at food banks. 

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and its farmer members have already donated 5,760 jars of peanut butter to food banks in the state’s peanut growing areas to help those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alabama Food Bank Association Receives a $50,000 donation from Wind Creek Hospitality for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Alabama Food Bank Association is grateful to Wind Creek for their tremendous support of Alabama communities. Wind Creek Hospitality’s support will help to provide 250,000 meals to Alabama families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their donation comes at a critical time for food banks in Alabama as they respond to a greater need during this unprecedented crisis. Learn more about what this means for people in our community

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Alabama Food Bank Association Receives a $100,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received a $100,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to help provide hunger relief to Alabama families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to support the four Feeding America food banks in Alabama as they respond to this unprecedented crisis. Children have lost the school meals they depend on, families are struggling with lost wages, and seniors are more at risk for hunger than ever before.

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Introduces "Season of Sharing" Holiday Gift Collection to Benefit No Kid Hungry

/PRNewswire/ -- Today, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) announced a nationwide holiday campaign to benefit No Kid Hungry. Now through December 24, the...

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United for United Way: Community Food Bank

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Thirty million people are claiming unemployment benefits right now. And when you don’t know where your next paycheck is going to come from, chances are you don’t know where your next meal is ... See more

3 weeks ago
Central Alabama food bank seeing significant increase in food insecurity

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Since the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama has seen the need for food assistance grow exponentially.

3 weeks ago
Mobile food bank helps feed 500 families in DeKalb County

Mobile food bank helps feed 500 families in DeKalb County
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Workers gave out 500 boxes of food with canned goods, different protein options and rice or noodles inside.

3 weeks ago
Backpack Buddies and Junior League of Birmingham fight food insecurity for Shelby County students

Backpack Buddies and Junior League of Birmingham fight food insecurity for Shelby County ... See more

SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama (WIAT) — Two organizations are working together to make meal kits for children in the Shelby County school System. Backpack Buddies and Junior League of Birmingham are …

3 weeks ago
Food Insecurity In The U.S. By The Numbers

Nearly 1 in 4 households have experienced food insecurity this year.

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, and millions of Americans still out of work, one of the nation's most urgent problems has only grown worse: hunger

3 weeks ago
Food Bank of North Alabama distributes 1 million meals in a single month

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In August, the nonprofit distributed about 1.2 million pounds of food, which equates to 1 million meals.

3 weeks ago
There Is No Vaccine For America's Hunger Crisis

The rate of food insecurity is expected to rise at least 12.5 percent from 2018,while the number of food insecure people might rise by a minimum of 40.5 million, according to statistic from Feeding ... See more

What it's like on the front lines of feeding a community during COVID-19.

1 month ago
Food Bank busy keeping up with local demand

“Sadly Alabama ranks in the Top 5 states” in the country for food insecurity, Henk ... See more

The Food Bank of East Alabama was buzzing with activity Friday morning, with staff and volunteers swarming around the large warehouse preparing and packaging food for local people in need.

1 month ago
13% of Americans rely on SNAP food assistance – IRI shares strategies to win & keep their business

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As the number of Americans dependent on what was once known as food stamps swells to 13% of the population due in large part to an unemployment spike related to the pandemic, they have become an ... See more

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