For the month of June, all Western Supermarkets and Food Depot locations will be collecting food for The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. There will be a collection bin at the front of each store, as well as at each AmFirst Credit Union branch.
You may bring food donations from home, or for $5, you can purchase a large bag of groceries which includes: cereal, orange juice, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, cookies, instant potatoes, and more. The value of the groceries in these donation bags equals over $14. Alabama’s 13 will advertise throughout the month that viewers can purchase bags of most needed items for the Food Bank. The list of most needed foods is below.
Additionally, the Food Bank trailer will be at Food Depot in Gardendale on Friday, June 22nd and Alabama’s 13 will doing a live broadcast that day.
Most Needed Foods
—Meats: Canned meat (Spam, ham, meat spread, beef stew, chicken)
—Dairy: Evaporated milk, canned cheese, powdered milk, shelf stable milk, puddings, custards
—Breads & Cereals: Baking mix, muffin mix, dry cereal, oatmeal, grits, rice, pasta noodles, cornmeal, sugar, flour.
—Fruits and Vegetables: Canned fruit (citrus sections, oranges, pineapples, applesauce, apricots), canned juices (tomato, orange, pineapple, grape), canned vegetables, soups, dried fruits (raisins, apricots, prunes)
—Miscellaneous: Macaroni and Cheese, spaghetti sauces, boxed juice, peanut butter, canned nuts, jams and jellies.
You can also save our agencies money by donated non-food items, household goods that still greatly impact a family’s budget, including:
Paper towels, plates, napkins, cups, plastic utensils
Bar Soap, Dishwashing Soap
Any paper, cleaning, or hygiene items