About Us

Who We Are. What We Do. Why We Do It.

The West Alabama Food Bank serves a population of 315,000 residents; more than 15 percent of whom are living in poverty.

The West Alabama Food Bank (WAFB) was incorporated in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity in nine West Alabama counties including Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa.

How It All Works

The WAFB operates a 10,000 square-foot warehouse with on-site cold storage. WAFB member nonprofit agencies pick up and distribute food to the hungry in their respective communities. Through these agencies the WAFB has distributed more than SEVENTEEN MILLION pounds of food.

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Our Staff

We work to alleviate hunger in West Alabama!
Meet the team behind the collection and deliveries.
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Jean Rykaczewski
Executive Director
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Sheldrick McNeal
Associate Director
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Malcolm Croft
Salvage Supervisor
Meet the Rest of Our Team

Our Sponsors

Thanks to our featured sponsors!
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Meet Our Sponsors

Upcoming Events

Each November Beat Hunger. Beat Auburn. generates more than 250,000 pounds of food for our agencies and their clients around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Year-round additional events help keep our stores stocked for West Alabama residents.
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Pounds of food delivered
each month around nine counties
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Backpack Meals and Secret Meals
provided to children each week
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Number of Agencies supported
in West Alabama
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Pounds of food salvagegd
at each UA home football game

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