Alabama Food Bank Association Changes name to Feeding Alabama
Alabama — Laura Lester, Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama Food Bank Association, announced that effective March 28, 2022, the organization will change its name to Feeding Alabama.
The name change reflects the broad scope of the organization’s work, not only as a network of food banks, but also as the provider of education, program, and advocacy support to help solve hunger across the state.
Alabama Food Bank Association Awarded the Turnip the Beet Bronze Award
Alabama —The Alabama Food Bank Association is thrilled to announce the honor of receiving the Turnip the Beet Bronze Award for work during last year’s Summer Food Service Program participation. Every year the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recognizes 84 summer meal organizations across the nation.
Alabama Food Bank Association Receives Critical Investment from National Anti-Hunger Organization
Alabama — As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Food Bank Association is one of 52 organizations selected to receive funding through a critical $2.5 million investment from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. The national anti-hunger organization’s partnership grants will help stem the tide in persistent food insecurity that was exacerbated by pandemic-related shutdowns.
Alabama Food Bank Association Summer Meals Program
ALABAMA, June 2, 2021 – The Alabama Food Bank Association today announced the kick-off of it’s annual Summer Meals Program. During the summer months, hundreds of thousands of children in Alabama lose access to free and reduced-price school meals. The Summer Meals Program offers meals at no cost to children under the age of 18. The Alabama Food Bank Association partners with more than 30 community organizations, such as churches, YMCA’s and Boys and Girls Clubs to provide meals throughout the summer months.
ALABAMA, November 23, 2020 – Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received a $3.6 Million grant from the Alabama CoronaVirus Relief Fund . The grant is part of Governor Ivey’s Nonprofit Grant Program, a division of the State’s CARES Act funding administered through the Alabama Department of Finance. These funds, known as the Alabama Feeding Initiative, will be used to support the Feeding America food banks in Alabama as they respond to this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
ALABAMA, October 6, 2020 – In Alabama, nearly 400,000 children count on their schools for at least one meal per day. Due to Covid-19, the Alabama Department of Education has adopted USDA Waiver Extensions for the Summer Meals Program. The Alabama Food Bank Association has served as a a Summer Meals Program sponsor since 2014 and for the first time in ALFBA history, the Summer Meals Program operated for more than 20 weeks (March 23rd – August 14, 2020), reaching more than 10,000 children and serving nearly $1 million worth of meals.
Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received 11,520 jars of peanut butter from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, providing an abundance of one of the most requested items at food banks.
The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and its farmer members have already donated 5,760 jars of peanut butter to food banks in the state’s peanut growing areas to help those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alabama Food Bank Association Receives a $50,000 donation from Wind Creek Hospitality for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
The Alabama Food Bank Association is grateful to Wind Creek for their tremendous support of Alabama communities. Wind Creek Hospitality’s support will help to provide 250,000 meals to Alabama families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their donation comes at a critical time for food banks in Alabama as they respond to a greater need during this unprecedented crisis. Learn more about what this means for people in our community
Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received a $100,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to help provide hunger relief to Alabama families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to support the four Feeding America food banks in Alabama as they respond to this unprecedented crisis. Children have lost the school meals they depend on, families are struggling with lost wages, and seniors are more at risk for hunger than ever before.