For our January Service Project, eight people from Heninger Garrison Davis volunteered Friday morning at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Volunteers spent time building food packages as a part of their Mobile Pantry program. The HGD team packed 213 boxes and 3.5 tons of food in under three hours!
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In an effort to bring more pounds into underserved counties, the Mobile Pantry Program was established at the beginning of 2013. A $5000 grant from Honda was secured in April to fund Mobile Pantries in Talladega and St. Clair Counties. Through this program, the Food Bank is able to take a hands on approach in ensuring that families have access to food resources that they otherwise may not have. Volunteers pack the boxes with a variety of food items that are taken out with each Mobile Pantry, including canned vegetables and fruits, fresh meats, fresh produce, and household items.
Visit www.feedingal.org to learn more about the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.