Press Releases

Junior League Comes to the Aid of Children in Need in Baldwin County

Monday, March 24, 2014 - Recently, Bay Area Food Bank was short of funding for children participating in the food bank's Backpack Program in Baldwin County.  The program provides food to children in need on the weekends when free and reduced price school meals are not available.


St. Joe Community Foundation Grants Bay Area Food Bank $12,500 to Provide Meals to Area School Children

Friday, February 14, 2014 - The St. Joe Community Foundation has awarded $12,500 to Bay Area Food Bank for sponsorship of it's Backpack Program which provides meals for chronically hungry students to take home over the weekend. 


Defeat Hunger Bowl Food Drive Raises 28,296 Pounds of Food For Those in Need

Monday, February 10, 2014 - For one month, 21 Walmart stores in the Florida Panhandle participated in the first annual Defeat Hunger Bowl food drive benefitting Bay Area Food Bank. Thanks to our community, Bay Area Food Bank received 28,296 pounds of food to help those in need in our area.


St. Paul's Students Lend a Helping Hand to Bay Area Food Bank

Friday, January 17, 2014 - One Hundred sixth-grade from St. Paul's will visit the food bank to volunteer as part of their annual Day of Service. The students will work on several projects at the food bank including packing bags of food for the food bank's Backpack Program, working in the food bank's Community Garden, and sorting donated food in the food bank's food processing area. 

Girl Scouts Help Paint Food Bank Mural

Friday, January 10, 2014 - Bay Area Food Bank's Community Garden is getting some new art work thanks to the help of a local girl scout troop. The 40 by 8 foot mural on the side of a storage container now proudly boasts one of the food bank's new mantras, "Grow Food, Fight Hunger."


Bay Area Food Bank Teams Up with Walmart to Defeat Hunger in the Florida Panhandle

Monday, January 6, 2014 - In an effort to bring attention to the issue of hunger in our area, Bay Area Food Bank is teaming up with Walmart to bring a different type of bowl game this football season. From January 8 through February 2, Walmart will hold a food drive at 21 Florida Panhandle stores for the first annual Defeat Hunger Bowl.  


Bay Area Food Bank Conducts Satsuma Gleanings

Saturday, January 4, 2014 - Bay Area Food Bank, with the help of over 50 volunteers, will conduct gleanings this weekend at two local Satsuma farms in Mobile County. All fruit gleaned will be donated to Bay Area Food Bank and distributed to people in need through the soup kitchens, food pantries and child nutrition programs the food bank supports. 

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