Programs


Programs

The West Alabama Food Bank is a full service food bank that seeks to provide our member agencies and their clients with a wide-range of programs and projects designed to meet the diverse needs of West Alabama. Listed below is a snapshot of the WAFB’s capabilities and programs.


Programs

  • Basic agency warehouse shopping program.
  • Pre-order system – agency pickup/self-delivery.
  • County quarterly free distribution program.
  • USDA commodity program.
  • Salvage program.
  • Value-added product program.
  • Agency specialty item order program.
  • Community service worker program. 
  • Brown Bag program for needy elderly.
  • Mobile Food Pantry 
  • Freezer Loan Program
  • Secret Meals for Hungry Children







Capacity
  • Dry storage (racked) capacity of over 8,000 square feet.
  • Cold storage including frozen fork-lift and refrigerated walk-in units.
  • Two Box trucks, one refrigerated with 14,000 pound freight capacity and one non-refrigerated with lesser capacity.
  • Forklift, electric and manual pallet jacks.
  • One freight loading dock and two street level loading bays.

Future Programs, Projects & Capacity Building Activities

  • Mobile food pantry.
  • Refrigerated trucking.
  • Additional warehouse and frozen storage space.






"Fifth Quarter" at Bryant Denny Stadium

Did you know that all Crimson Tide home games have a "Fifth Quarter”? During the closing minutes of all home games, volunteers from the University of Alabama’s Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Gamma Delta fraternities, along with trained food bank personnel, salvage food prepared for fans in the north zone, south zone and sky boxes. The vendors, who prepare food for these areas donate all items which were not offered for service during the game. The food is immediately repackaged in vacuumed sealed containers and delivered to the food bank. The food is then offered to the food bank’s agencies for delivery to the needy. Fifth Quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium has proven to be a huge success. The West Alabama Food Bank receives approximately 2,200 pounds of food per game. As with all of the WAFB programs, this is a collaboration between the food bank, volunteers, donors, and agencies all joining together to salvage and distribute the food. The food bank is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the Fifth Quarter program. By keeping this food from being discarded, many people receive much needed food. Thank you to all who make this program work each week!


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: