Ending hunger in West Alabama
Millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table. The West Alabama Food Bank, located in Northport, Alabama, works year round to end hunger by securing donations, and safely storing and distributing food to hunger relief programs. WAFB operates a 52,000 square foot warehouse with an on site cooler and frozen storage. In 2017 there was and estimated 4 million pounds of food and supplies distributed throughout the West Alabama region.
In our region, including Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties, food insecurity ranges from rates of 15 to 31 percent, numbers that can represent more than twice the 12.7 percent U.S. average.