• Need Help? Call 211

    Get information on food and resources.

  • The 5th Quarter Program

    Learn about the program and how you can help.

  • Join the Fight Against Hunger!

    Volunteer your time and make a difference in our community.

  • Secret Meals for Hungry Children

    Learn how Secret Meals feeds over 1,100 disadvantaged schoolchildren.

Did you know the West Alabama Food Bank...

• Delivers approximately 250,000 pounds of food across nine counties each month
• Provides bags of "weekend food” to 1,000 elementary school children through the Secret Meals for
Hungry Children Program
• Make four deliveries to housing authority locations each week
• Packages and delivers food to 500 senior citizens each month through the Brown Bag Program
• Salvages approximately 2,200 pounds of unused "stadium” food from each UA Home Football Game
Serves approximately 98,000 individuals each year

Thank you for making our mission your mission!


Merchants Donate Food Used for Mobile Food Pantries

Sabina Nad, a food bank employee, delivers approximately 16,000 pounds of nutritious food each week to many sites around West Alabama including several of the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority locations. A majority of the food she delivers is donated by local retailers such as Publix, Sam’s, Walmart and Winn-Dixie. If it were not for Sabina and the food bank’s work, much of this food would be thrown away. Recently the food bank received a grant which allowed it to purchase a used referegerated truck. This new truck completed the food bank’s transportation fleet and gives the food bank a way to transport all of the food without having to turn down donations due to transportation issues. Without the generous foundations and businesses, we simply could not provide the services we offer.

VALUED SUPPORTERS OF THESE FOOD PANTRIES INCLUDE:

First United Methodist Tuscaloosa UMW
Nicks Kids
Moore Foundation  The Daniel Foundation
 James I. Harrison Family Foundation
Community Foundation of West Alabama
 Reese Phifer Jr. Memorial Foundation
Winn-Dixie Foundation
 Mildred and Herbert Warner Trust
Wells Fargo
 L&A Opportunities, Inc.
Faurecia
 Walmart Alabama Power
 Darden Restaurants
Polk's Meat
 The Thompson Foundation
Mercedes Benz US International
 Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Sam's Club
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance
Publix
The Ann Sputh Family Foundation
Target




Invest An Acre, featuring WAFB Board Member Annie Dee


Invest an Acre is a program that encourages farmers across the country to donate one acre or more of crop proceeds to help fight hunger with Feeding America in their own communities. The farmer's donation is matched by Monsanto, dollar for dollar, doubling the impact! To learn more about this innovative program, visit www.investanacre.org.

Gathering Food to Serve People in Need

The West Alabama Food Bank works in our nine county service area procuring food donations to serve a population of over 315,000 residents; over fifteen percent of whom are living in poverty. Over the last twenty-one years the WAFB has distributed over 17,000,000 pounds of food to households in need through our network of 65 agencies. The WAFB is a member of the Alabama Food Bank Association and an affiliate of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Join us in the fight to end hunger in our community!


The West Alabama Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

 

Contact Information

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

Telephone:
205-333-5353
Fax:  205-333-5343
Tax ID: 63-0947676
501(c)(3)

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: