The Heart of Alabama Food Bank (HAFB) was established in 1986 through the efforts of the local United Way Community Council and under the umbrella of the American Red Cross. The organization became a certified affiliate of Feeding America (previously known as America’s Second Harvest) in 1989. For 36 years, our mission has been to nourish the hungry, educate and mobilize the community, engage in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency, and gather and distribute food to those in need.
We are strategically addressing the challenge of food insecurity. We have two main strategies for providing food. First, we provide food for our direct service area of 12 counties by working with over 200 partner agencies that serve hungry people through a variety of programs. Second, we provide food for our remaining 23 counties through our four Affiliated Food Banks (AFBs) headquartered in Auburn, Dothan, Selma, & Tuscaloosa. The AFBs enable us to provide balanced service to a service area of over 25,000 square miles. In all we have over 800 agencies working together to get food to those who desperately need it.