FOOD BANK FAQ

Who benefits from the Food Bank? 

Food Bank member agencies give food to the hungry either through on-site meals or by emergency food boxes. People who receive the food are the ultimate beneficiaries, though much could be said of the benefits received by volunteers, donors and supporters.

What are some of the programs that utilize the Food Bank? 

Church Food Pantries, Non-Profit Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Gropu Homes, Assisted Living Homes, Halfway Houses, Day Care Centers, Senior Citizen Programs, Emergency Shelters, Neighborhood Centers, Health Care Centers and Programs, Homeless Shelters, Homebound Meal Programs, School Food Pantries, and the Brown Bag Program of the Wiregrass

What food drive items are needed most?

Peanut Butter, Canned Meats, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruits, Canned Soups, Pasta, Rice, Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits, Cream of Wheat, Boxed Dinners, Condiments, Paper Goods, and Tea Bags

What type of people do you hope will volunteer at the Food Bank? 

The Wiregrass Area Food Bank welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Hunger is no respecter of persons. It has an effect on the entire community, so the Food Bank solicits help from the entire community. There is a way for every person to help the Food Bank. It could be coloring pictures for our Brown Bag recipients, making food boxes, loading vehicles, helping keep the Food Bank clean, stocking shelves, or answering the telephone and folding brochures.

Who does the Food Bank really impact the most? 

The Food Bank’s largest impact is among those who are struggling to get by and living paycheck to paycheck. There are so many people who are working and trying so hard to make ends meets, but they are one missed paycheck away from desperation. Food from the Food Bank helps them get by until they can get back on their feet. Most of the people served by the Food Bank just need a little help to get through tough times and then will pay it forward to help someone else when they are able.

How can the community help? 

Donate. Donate funds, donate food, donate your time, or simply donate advocacy by helping spread the word about how far donations go when given to the Food Bank. Every dollar donated provides nine meals to help our neighbors in need.