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 Greg Garrison | firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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.