Annual Food Drives
"Stamp Out Hunger" - National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
The “Stamp Out Hunger” drive is a nationwide effort to provide food to local food banks and pantries that would otherwise have depleted stocks during the summer months and are experiencing universal increases in demand for emergency food assistance due to the recession as well as growing unemployment rates. The nation’s 230,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at the mailboxes of generous Americans in more than 10,000 local communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations. This year, the food bank hosted the nation's largest food drive on Saturday, May 11, 2013. This effort brought in 159,642 pounds of food!
Kids CAN Help Fight Hunger
Each October, the public schools in Mobile County compete to see which class can collect the most pounds of food for the Kids "CAN" Help Food Drive. The food drive is held in conjunction with National Food Bank Week and students are encouraged to collect and bring in non-perishable food items throughout the week.
Congratulations to our 2013 winners - Ms. Turner's Pre-K class at John Will Elementary!
Scouting for Food – Mobile Area Council Boy Scouts Food Drive
While only in its first few years, the Mobile Area Council Boy Scouts Food Drive, “Scouting for Food,” has become one of the food bank’s top three food drives. In 2013, the annual food drive, which is held in collaboration with Greer’s Market, brought in 19,516 pounds of food for those in need in our community!