About Us

Our Story

In 1982 a small group of committed volunteers worked side by side the United Way of Central Alabama and the Greater Birmingham Foundation to open the Community Food Bank’s doors. In our early years, we focused solely on feeding neighbors in need of emergency food. In 2016, our Board of Directors took the bold step to broaden our mission and also address hunger’s root causes. Now we take a two-pronged approach to solving hunger.


We feed people in need today and foster collaborative solutions to end hunger tomorrow.

Together we’re feeding over 80,000 people at risk of hunger per month.

We accomplish this mission by supplying millions of meals per year to over 250 food pantries, shelters and children’s programs in 12 counties in Central Alabama. Our aim is to ensure people in need can access emergency food near where they live. When we identify a gap in this network that leaves specific populations vulnerable to hunger, we operate direct meal programs. For example, we provide fresh produce and groceries to seniors, children at risk of hunger during school breaks, patients facing chronic illness, first-time mothers and others in need. For easy access, we deliver to key locations like schools, senior housing facilities, medical clinics and more.

The Community Food Bank also incubates social enterprises that promote nutrition, prevents wholesome food from going to waste and tests new initiatives that go beyond charity to create healthy food access for all.

Counties We Serve

Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, and Winston.

Our Administration Team

Our Operations Team

Harold Holston

Inventory Control

Gerald Crumbie

Warehouse Associate

Kevin Ferreira

Warehouse Associate

Tommie Frazier

Warehouse Associate

Don Hardwick

Warehouse Associate

Darrell Paige

Warehouse Associate

Howard Burnett


Bobby Delander


Mario Dorsey


Larry Kotlik


Toya Mars


DWayne Rickard

Driver/Warehouse Associate

Razell Williams


Board of Directors

Mary Alice Kline

Board President

Ellie Taylor

Vice President

David Bell


Dr. Anne-Laura Cook


David Wilson

Past Board President

George W. Bradford

Dr. Khalilah Brown

R. Ed. Goodwin, III

Dr. Caroline Harada

William Owens

Susana Schuler

David Wood


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Job Openings

Are you passionate about ending hunger in our community? Want to work for the Food Bank? Check out our available positions here.