About Us

The CFBCA Story

In 1982, a small group of committed volunteers worked side by side with 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 145,000 people at risk of hunger per month.

We accomplish this mission by supplying millions of meals per year to over 250 Partner Agencies, like food pantries, shelters, and children’s programs in 12 counties across Central Alabama. Our aim is to ensure people in need can access emergency food near where they live. Rather than duplicate services in communities, we partner with and enable local agencies to reach more people. When agencies partner with us, they have consistent access to fresh food that they distribute free of charge. 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, prevent wholesome food from going to waste, and tests new initiatives that go beyond charity to create healthy food access for all.

We serve 12 counties:

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

Our Administration Team

Our Operations Team

Harold Holston

Inventory Control

Howard Burnett

Driver

Rickie Carter

Driver/Warehouse Associate

Gerald Crumbie

Warehouse Associate

Bobby Delander

Driver

Kevin Ferreira

Warehouse Associate

Tommie Frazier

Warehouse Associate

Jeremy Geason

Driver/Warehouse Associate

Don Hardwick

Warehouse Associate

Larry Kotlik

Driver

Toya Mars

Driver

Darrell Paige

Warehouse Associate

DWayne Rickard

Driver/Warehouse Associate

Razell Williams

Driver

Peterice Young

Warehouse Associate

Board of Directors

Mary Alice Kline

Board President

Ellie Taylor

Vice President

David Bell

Treasurer

Dr. Anne-Laura Cook

Secretary

David Wilson

Past Board President

George W. Bradford

Dr. Khalilah Brown

R. Ed. Goodwin, III

Dr. Caroline Harada

William Owens

Susana Schuler

David Wood

Frequently Asked Questions

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Join the Team!

Are you passionate about ending hunger in our community? Want to work for the Food Bank? We have a close-knit team of people dedicated to the mission, and we would love for you to join us!

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