How to Help

How to become a volunteer

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 Friday.

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 local donors. 

For more information regarding these and other possible volunteer opportunities please call us at (205) 759-5519 or email us

Contact Information

Address:  P.O. Box 805
                  3160 McFarland Blvd.
                  Northport, Alabama 35476

Fax:  205-333-5343
Tax ID: 63-0947676

Directions to West Alabama Food Bank

The building is the large white metal building, located behind Cadence Bank and North View Plaza shopping center on the north side of McFarland Blvd. (Hwy 82) Northport. The entrance or drive is on the west end of North View Plaza shopping center and between North View Plaza and North Square Plaza shopping centers. There is a large Lamar Sign Company billboard at the entrance.

How You Can Help...

  • - Become a Volunteer
  • - Hold a Food Drive
  • - Be a Monthly Sponsor for the Senior Citizens Brown Bag Program
  • - Make a Monetary Donation
  • - Donate Used Freezers
  • - Spread the Word: