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COVID-19 Creates New Challenges to Effort to End Hunger in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The COVID-19 crisis continues to create new challenges in the fight to stamp out hunger. Namely, the pandemic has affected both the food supply — and demand for food. The Selma Area Food Bank has been working to end hunger in West Alabama — for close to 30 years. Executive Director Jeff Harrison says the…

Thank You for your Support in the 6th Annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ Event

The 6th annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ event kicked off today. Many of the challenges we face are even more difficult now because of the pandemic, so imagine what life must be like for Alabama students who depend on the free or reduced lunch program a for meal each day. For many of them, it’s their only meal of the day….

ASU Food Pantry Gets $25k Grant

Alabama State University’s food pantry is getting a late Christmas present of a $25,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. School officials say the food pantry is open two days a week for students.  They see between 20 and 30 students on a weekly basis.  Food insecurity is a major problem on college campuses across the country, and ASU officials say…

Fundraising Effort Underway for Selma Area Food Bank

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A fund raising campaign is underway to help a Selma non-profit that’s on a mission to stamp out hunger. The Selma Area Food Bank supplies food to about 65 different agencies that distribute food to people in need. Non-profit group, Woodmen Life is raising funds to help the food bank fight hunger. The food bank…

Major Food Donation To Fight Hunger In The Montgomery Area

1 in 5 Alabamians don’t always know where their next meal is coming from, but one partnership program is helping hundreds of families in the Montgomery Area that know that statistic all too well. Winn- Dixie grocery stores and the Montgomery Area Food Bank teamed up Friday morning to distribute groceries to over 300 families. Dozens of cars lined up…

New Campaign for Ending Child Hunger in Alabama

End Child in Hunger in Alabama, a statewide initiative launched from the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University, has a new marketing campaign. The “Every Meal Matters” public service announcement will air on eight television stations in Alabama, plus one in Columbus, Georgia, to bring awareness to End Child Hunger in Alabama. “The alarming truth is that one in four…