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Tribute – Honor a Loved One

Making a gift to the Community Food Bank in someone’s honor is a gift that keeps on giving. Each dollar given to the Food Bank helps to provide eight meals for a neighbor at risk of hunger. A gift as a tribute is a perfect way to honor someone’s birthday, wedding, anniversary, in place of holiday gifts, or in honor of a friend of loved one who has passed on.

Donor Advised Funds

Stock Gifts

Gifts of stocks and securities are an easy and great way to make an impact for our neighbors at risk of hunger. To ensure a smooth transfer of your stock, please contact your broker and advise them of your intent to donate stock to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.

Planned Giving

A planned gift creates a legacy of hope to ensure that tomorrow’s families in need will not go hungry. A planned gift can be especially meaningful because it provides long-term support that strengthens our ability to feed hungry neighbors.

You can designate a bequest to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama in your will, name the Food Bank as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or gift retirement assets. As some of the planned gift options may also provide tax benefits to you, your family or your estate, we recommend you consult with your financial adviser to develop a personalized plan of giving.

Purchase a Food Bank License Plate

Show your support in the fight to end hunger in Alabama by pre-ordering a Food Bank license tag. The net proceeds will be used to help end hunger by assisting the food bank network in obtaining more food and funds, raising public awareness about hunger in Alabama and creating partnerships to alleviate hunger. Please note that this is a pre-commitment to purchase a plate that will go into production in 2020.

To pre-commit, you only need your contact information and current tag number. Be sure to check the box “Yes, I authorize the release of my name, address, and email address to the sponsoring organization of a distinctive license plate.”  This way we will know how many folks in our service area have ordered. This information will ONLY be used to thank you and contact you when the tags are ready.

How do I make a commitment to purchase for the proposed Alabama Food Bank Association license plate?

Use the Commitment to Purchase License Plate Portal available at:

What happens if the required number of pre-commitments are not obtained?

The money is held in escrow by the Alabama Department of Revenue. If pre-commitments sales are not met, the money will be distributed to the Alabama Food Bank Association along with a list of all registrants who submitted pre-commitments for the plate design. We will then refund your $50. Please note that even though the website says we have to sell 1000 plates within a year, we can still have the plate produced (with a white background) if we can sell 250.

How will I know when the plate is available?

You will receive a Pre-commitment Redemption Voucher by email from the Alabama Department of Revenue notifying you when the plate will be available.

Shop for a Cause

When you shop at AmazonSmile and select the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Bookmark this link and support us when you shop. Planet Fundraiser is a free mobile app designed to help you give back without changing your routine or budget! Simply make everyday purchases at businesses listed in the app, submit a picture of your receipt and we’ll receive a percentage of the total. That’s it!

Coffee lovers click here for coffee for a cause!

Purchase a Biscuit Leather Co. MEAL Bag.

Food & Fund Drives

Want to host a food drive, but need ideas? Checkout our toolkit. Many groups design their Food & Fund Drive around a friendly competition. Popular themes include Alabama vs. Auburn, inter-department competitions, or a Super Hero contest Funds also go a long way. A $1 donation helps to provide 8 meals! We can create a customized Food & Fund Drive webpage for you to keep track of your goal and donations. It’s also an easy way for participants to make online gifts or follow a friendly competition among teams. To host a food drive print simply fill out this registration form and email it to


Community Food Bank of Central Alabama has volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals. We would not be able to accomplish all that we do if it were not for amazing people like you who volunteer their time!

Sign up here! Over 2,000 volunteers visit us each year!


As a voluntary health measure based on recommendations from the CDC, we encourage volunteers to bring and wear a fabric face covering when working at Food Bank program sites.

Feeling sick?  If you are feeling sick, please reschedule or cancel your volunteer assignment. Handling food products while sick, compromises the safety of those we serve and our employees who are crucial to continuing our operations.

What to Bring/Wear:

Volunteering is fun and active, so dress comfortably. There is no air conditioning and limited heat in the warehouse. In the winter, we recommend wearing warm clothes with layers that you can remove as you start moving. In summer, t-shirts and shorts are recommended. For your safety, CLOSED-TOE SHOES ARE MANDATORY. Flip flops and sandals are not allowed in the warehouse. Please tell everyone who will be volunteering with you.

Shift Hours:
  • Monday-Thursday 9 am-11:30 am or 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Friday 9 am-11:30 am
Children in the Warehouse:

We are able to accommodate children over the age of 8. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and we require that volunteer groups bring 1 adult for every 6 kids. If you have children under 8 that want to volunteer, we suggest that you help them organize a food drive and bring the food to the Food Bank. When you drop it off, we will be happy to give them a tour and explain how food banks work.


Please contact us at to schedule a large group. We can accommodate group sizes between 6 and 18 people per shift. For larger groups, we can schedule multiple shifts of 18 at different times. We schedule groups from Monday-Thursday 9 am-11:30 am or 1:00-3:00 pm and Friday 9 am-11:30 am. Each volunteer shift is 2-2.5 hours.

After a brief training, volunteers inspect, sort and pack our food donations into ready-to-go boxes. This role is extremely important as it keeps our food supply safe. Last year over 2,000 volunteers helped us supply millions of meals to neighbors in need!

Please note: We cannot guarantee a specific activity, as it changes based on our current needs. If your group is interested in attending one of our Mobile Pantry events, let us know.