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 email@example.com. This service also provides information on housing and utility bill assistance. Spread the word!
We're Looking for an AmeriCorps Member!
Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity that allows you to give back to your community while also gaining valuable work experience in the non-profit sector? The Food Bank is partnering with the YWCA Central Alabama's "Building Communities, Bettering Lives" AmeriCorps program to recruit individuals for the 2015-16 program year. We are one of several area non-profits searching for men and women to apply for one year of full-time capacity building and direct service through August 2016.
For more information on the YWCA's "Building Communities, Bettering Lives" AmeriCorps program click here to start the process. Interested parties should begin the application process immediately as the deadline to fill all positions is August 3. To learn more about AmeriCorps contact Angela Moore at email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmeriCorp is a national service initiative that places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education and develop an appreciation for citizenship. [Courtesy: AmeriCorps, www.nationalservice.gov]
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!
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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. Christina 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 100,000 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.