memorialize your support with a building brick
From our meager beginnings in a rented 10,000 square foot warehouse in 1986, to today's sprawling campus capable of exceeding an annual distribution of more than 27.9 million pounds of assistance, Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) has grown as a direct result of our community's compassion, empathy, commitment and support. We who work at Montgomery Area Food Bank are constantly uplifted when witnessing firsthand - The Heart of Alabama.
Our outreach programs and direct support of our partner distribution organizations and agencies network addresses food insecurity through programs with specific focus on Child Hunger, Senior Hunger, Nutrition Education and Disaster Recovery.
After continually expanding the scope of our mission to include 35 of Alabama’s 67 counties, in early 2019 MAFB initiated the purchase of the former Nabisco Building – literally right next door. We began utilizing our new asset immediately, while inspecting and planning a retrofit to optimize the 19,000 square feet of additional warehouse space for food bank operations.
We also began a Capital Campaign to offset the costs invested to purchase what is now known as the Parke E. Hinman, III Building, in honor of our second Executive Director’s 23 years of service.
Throughout our entire history one aspect of our growth is particularly noteworthy. As we’ve expanded the size of our centrally located facility, we have only been able to grow and feed more neighbors in need, because of our community’s individual, civic, commercial and corporate philanthropic support and leadership. We have always been forward leaning, while operating under an ethos of responsible stewardship of the generosity entrusted to us.
When we thought about the workings of this Capital Campaign, we committed ourselves to finding a way to deliver value to our donors. Your support of our mission through personalizing a Building Brick is something that will last. You will quite literally be added to our future and your generosity will be recognized as patrons, employees, volunteers and supporters enter our new E. Parke Hinman, III Building.
Thank you. We couldn’t possibly do what we do without your support.