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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.

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.

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!

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!


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.