Ending hunger in West Alabama
Millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table. The West Alabama Food Bank, located in Tuscaloosa, 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 an 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.
Click here to learn how you can make a difference.
5 Ways You Can Help
- Volunteer your time and talents at West Alabama Food Bank.
- Organize a food drive in your community or participate in one.
- Donate food, money, time or equipment. Every dollar donated translates to more than $7 of food.
- Be a monthly sponsor for the Senior Citizens Brown Box Program.
- Spread the word: and help share our news on social media platforms.
Learn more about the ways you can help.
If you don’t have time or food to give, you can always donate money. Every $1.00 you give equates to $7.00 worth of food for your neighbors in need!
Visit United Way of West Alabama’s resource page for an active list of resources for those in need of food, and also for healthcare, housing and more.
From fund development, to sorting food, packing backpack meals or Senior Boxes the Food Bank relies on volunteers for a variety of needs. Contact us to volunteer, and we promise your work will be meaningful.
The West Alabama Food Bank provides our member agencies and their clients with a wide range of programs and services to meet their diverse needs.
Thanks to our Generous Sponsors
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Did You Know
the West Alabama Food Bank...
Supports 93 agencies and their clients in West Alabama.
Facilitates 4 deliveries to housing authority locations each week.
Facilitates 3 deliveries to Mobile Pantries each week.
Delivers 720 brown bag meals to seniors in West Alabama.