HOW TO DONATE
TO THE WAFB
Donating online is an easy way to
support the West Alabama Food Bank and the agencies it provides food to.
The WAFB is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and
all contributions are tax deductible. Your donation is sent via PayPal,
a secure server.
Your privacy is very important to us. Be assured that the West Alabama
Food Bank does not sell or share donor information with other
organizations. If you have any questions please email us at:
Mail checks made payable to:
The West Alabama Food Bank
P.O. Box 805
3160 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, Alabama 35476
opportunities to support the West Alabama Food Bank
Stock transfer Donate stock to the food bank
Endowments Give an endowment to the food bank
Planned Giving Include the food bank in your will
For more information about these options call or email us to the
attention of Henry Lipsey, Executive Director. Please consult your tax
professional as well.
How to donate food
Food Drive General Information
Thank you for planning and participating in a food drive that will help
feed hungry households in West Alabama. To help you have a successful
food drive we offer you the following tips and other information you
will need when contacting the food bank.
Donation delivery to the food bank:
The West Alabama Food Bank accepts donations from the public from 8:00
am to 2:00 pm Monday Thursday and from 8:00 am to noon on Friday. For
deliveries after these hours please call the food bank at (205) 759-5519
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to see if another time can be scheduled. Please
CLICK HERE for directions to the food
Food drive tips:
Advertise your food drive with flyers, brochures, or other
announcements. People must know about your food drive in order to
participate. Be sure to list pertinent contact names and phone numbers
if donors have questions.
Provide bags, boxes or collection barrels for donors to put
their donation in. Decorate these collection materials to attract
attention to your food drive.
Enlist high-energy people to contact donors and collect food.
Enthusiasm is contagious!
Be sure to thank donors and reward individuals or groups that
bring in the most food.
A work-organized food drive will be more successful if your
employer is involved in planning they may even match your
For those people that just cant seem to bring a can of food
ask them for a cash contribution. For every $1 donated to the food bank
we can distribute $7 worth of food.
Be sure to ask donors for unopened, non-perishable food items,
please no glass containers or homemade foods.
The food bank always needs items like breakfast foods, peanut
butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meats and soups,
crackers and cookies.
Your food drive is urgently needed!
The West Alabama Food Bank frequently needs food product in the late
summer/early fall (August/September) and early spring (March). Your food
drive at this time will be of immense help to our community.
Last year food bank agencies distributed 1.22 million pounds of food in
the form of 95,373 emergency food boxes and 133,215 meals.
Thanks again for donating your time and talents to help those in need!
How to become a
Give a unique idea we want to hear your ideas
on how we can fight hunger in our community.
The West Alabama Food Bank has need of volunteers in several areas. Most
volunteer positions do not involve a long commitment of time per
scheduled visit. We ask that all volunteers call the WAFB to schedule a
time to perform any volunteer duties. We want to be sure that every
volunteer has an opportunity to perform meaningful work.
Some volunteer descriptions:
Salvage sorter will sort donated food product, clean and pack
food product and ensure donated food meets our distribution standards.
Requires some lifting of boxes that are often heavy. Hours available are
between 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00 am to noon on
Brown Bag program volunteer Beginning at 7:00 am on the third
Saturday of each month volunteers meet at the food bank to pack bags of
food for the Brown Bag program. Delivery drivers are also needed
beginning around 9:00 am. Volunteers are usually finished by 10:30 am.
Warehouse order pickers and loaders requires lifting heavy
cases (50+ pounds) of food for agency orders and loading them in agency
vehicles. From 8am to 2 pm Monday Thursday and 8 am to noon on Friday.
Development volunteers perform a variety of tasks including
fund raising, grant writing, food solicitation and procurement from
For more information regarding these and other possible volunteer
opportunities please call us at (205) 759-5519 or email us at:
For directions to the food bank CLICK HERE.
Do you have a unique
idea on how to better serve our community?
An idea for a food drive? A resource we can
solicit for food or funding? An awareness campaign?
We want to hear from you! Email us at
email@example.com or write to
us at: The West Alabama Food Bank, P.O. Box 805 3160 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, Alabama 35476
Let your elected officials at the local and national levels understand
that no man, woman or child in the United States of America should
suffer from hunger.