Who We Are. What We Do. Why We Do It.
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.
Meet the team behind the collection and deliveries.
All Aboard 2020
All aboard for an evening of fun supporting your West Alabama Food Bank! Join us November 12 at 6p.m. for live music, libations, and a spectacular silent auction all while you indulge in delicious offerings and fine fare from some of Tuscaloosa’s best restaurants. Tickets may be purchased by clicking below or at any Alabama […]
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger October 1 – November 14, 2019 Competition with a cause benefits Food Bank! Beat Auburn Beat Hunger uses college football’s deepest rivalry to ﬁght hunger in West Alabama. Beat Auburn Beat Hunger (BABH) is gearing up for it’s 26th year of ﬁghting hunger and poverty in the West Alabama community. […]
Mobile Food Banks Roll to Isolated, Rural Poor
HACKLEBURG, Ala. — On a recent sultry summer afternoon, 81-year-old widow Nellie Allen sat on the porch of her one-story brick home, one in a strip of government-subsidized houses surrounded by fields and country roads. Allen makes do on $900 a month from Social Security. She raised four kids and never worked outside the home. […]