The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama supplies millions of meals per year to 230 food pantries, shelters, and children's programs in 12 counties. We also create healthy food access for especially vulnerable populations. We deliver groceries to seniors’ doorsteps, provide meals to children at risk of hunger when schools close, and partner with physicians to serve patients in need. Each month, we serve between 60,000 – 80,000 children, seniors, veterans, and families in need of emergency food.

Kids Meals Campaign

Our Kids Meals Campaign provides children with year-round access to healthy meals. We do this through three programs:

  • Weekenders Backpacks (2-day meal kits for children)
  • Family Markets (school-based produce pantries)
  • Summer Meals (free lunch & snack for children during the summer months)

Ending Senior Hunger

Senior hunger is often hidden. Community Food Bank is working to meet the needs of our seniors through several avenues.

  • Doorstep Deliveries
  • Benefit Enrollment Center
  • Food Insecurity Medical Screenings

Mobile Fresh

Not everyone has access to a local food pantry, farmers market, or grocery store. We make healthy food accessible by bringing mobile pantries to areas of need and provide groceries on the go to food deserts.

  • Farmers to Families Program
  • Mobile Food Pantries
  • The Corner Market – a mobile grocery store
  • Double Up Bucks

Rx Health

We partner with healthcare providers to ensure patients from infants to seniors have the nourishment they need to follow physicians recommendations. We currently serve:

  • Families with infants in the NICU
  • Uninsured patients with diabetes or heart failure
  • Low-income, first-time mothers
  • Geriatric patients

Our partnerships with healthcare providers aid patients with chronic illnesses in many ways.

  • Confidential food insecurity screenings in a medical setting
  • Easy, convenient access to healthy foods
  • Ability to follow physicians recommendations
  • Makes the healthy choice easy

Food Recovery

At the Food Bank, sustainability is key. Our fleet of refrigerated trucks is on the road 5 days per week picking up donated food from our retail partners to distribute throughout our community.

  • Recruited over 100 grocery stores to donate wholesome fresh produce, meats and dry goods
  • Prevents 6 million meals per year from going to waste in local landfills & instead provides meals to neighbors in need

Neighbor to Neighbor

Across our 12-county footprint, Community Food Bank partners with over 200 Partner Agencies including soup kitchens, shelters, children’s programs, church food pantries, and veterans’ programs to get food into the hands of our neighbors in need.

  • Supply a network of charitable food programs across the region
  • This network enables Neighbors to Help Neighbors
  • Families can find emergency food resources in their own community
  • Ready to respond in times of disaster

Is your nonprofit organization interested in becoming a Partner Agency? We would love to have you on our team!

Disaster Response

We are here for you. During times of crisis the Food Bank is ready to step in and provide emergency assistance when and where needed most.

  • Provides emergency food and water in times of crisis like tornadoes or floods
  • Able to establish temporary emergency food pantries in affected communities