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The mission of the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is to serve people in need by securing and storing surplus food and household items and distributing it through local partnering service agencies.


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Attention Agencies: Your Assistance Is Needed

Is your agency a part of the United Way's 2-1-1 Referral Service? Would you like to be listed as an agency that receives client referrals from the United Way?  Many of our area residents don't know what number to call or where to go when they are in need of food.  The United Way provides an excellent service that directs clients to food pantries in or near the resident's zip code.  All the clients have to do is dial 2-1-1 to connect to a customer service representative who will assist the clients with their needs.  If your agency is interested in being added to this list or if you are already on the list and you need to update your information (contacts, hours of distribution, etc.) please contact Shayne Rittmann at (205) 458-2078 or email her at srittmann@uwca.org. This service also provides information on housing and utility bill assistance. Spread the word! 
Want to learn more about the service?  Click here to check out 211 Connects Alabama.

Wells-Fargo Donates $10,000 to the Community Food Bank!

Last year Wells Fargo granted us the funds to start a summer backpack program in partnership with Project Hopewell. These backpacks were designed to serve kids in Metro-Birmingham during the summer months when they're out of school. This year Wells Fargo doubled their contribution to grow the program which allows us to serve over 300 kids! Wells Fargo employees also volunteered their time to pack the backpacks of food and they helped us distribute the food to the 40 sites coordinated by Project Hopewell.  Thank you Wells-Fargo for partnering with us! We are extremely grateful!

  ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

 Jon Barnacastle, Programs Coordinator, speaks to ABC33/40 about our Summer Backpack Program


Our community and Publix Super Markets came through once again!

James Mowery, Publix District Manager, presents the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama with a check for $42,886.70. Crys Martin, Director of External Relations and Development, happily accepts! 

More than $42,000 was donated to our Food Bank during the 2014 Food for All Campaign!   If you were one of the wonderful individuals who gave a $1, $3, or $5 donation at Publix's registers in December, thank you. It might seem like something so small at the time but it all adds up to something amazing like this. Your generosity will provide more than 385,000 meals to Central Alabama.  

Click here to learn more about the Food For All Campaign.

Thank You Winn-Dixie and Unilever for your commitment to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama!

This plate presented to our Food Bank represents the 270,000 meals their gift will provide for our community in need. We received the gift during the pre-race ceremony for the Winn-Dixie 300 Xfinity series race at Talladega Superspeedway May 2. We're so thankful to have Winn-Dixie and Unilever as our dedicated partners!

Stamp Out Hunger 2015 Was A Huge Success!

We want to give a big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who came out to assist us and to all of those who gave donations during this year's NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We are so grateful. We collected more than 160,000 pounds! And a very special thanks to Little Caesar's for providing pizzas for the many volunteers, staff and others who gave their time to help us with such a worthy cause. We couldn't have done it with out you! It was truly a community effort.

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The Food Bank will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.
Agencies will still be able to place orders via Agency Express.
We will reopen Monday, November 30. 
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Is your agency interested in becoming a member of the Food Bank?
Click HERE to learn how!

Agency Express Online Ordering

Agency Training and Agency Express Classes 
December 15 
The compliance and paperwork portion of the class begins at 9 a.m. If you only need Agency Express Training, that portion begins at 10:30 a.m. Please contact anyone in the Agency Relations Department to sign up for any of the classes listed. 

New colors and design coming soon!

Support the Food Bank! 
You can support the Food Bank by purchasing a cool t-shirt with the "flork" (fork+flower) logo on the front. Every shirt sold helps us provide four backpacks to a child through our Weekender's Backpack Program.

Purchase A T-Shirt Here

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Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
107 Walter Davis Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209 (map)
Phone: 205-942-8911  Fax: 205-942-8838
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