Feeding America estimates that more than 54 million Americans may struggle with food insecurity this year. This number has drastically risen from the 2019’s figure of 35 million—and COVID-19 seems to play a big part. That means food banks, like the Wiregrass Area Food Bank, need extra support. Today, we’re shining a spotlight on this critical—and life-changing—local organization.
What is the Wiregrass Area Food Bank?
The Wiregrass Area Food Bank targets food insecurity. From community outreach, to obtaining donations, to distributing food to those in need, this incredible group helps alleviate hunger for many households. As a non-profit organization, it makes sure that all of its resources go towards eliminating hunger. That also means it relies on assistance from the community, from people like you!
What areas does the Wiregrass Area Food Bank help?
This charitable group operates in Southeast Alabama, helping out people from the following counties:
- Barbour County;
- Coffee County;
- Dale County;
- Geneva County;
- Henry County; and
- Houston County.
How can I help the Wiregrass Area Food Bank?
The Wiregrass Food Bank needs our help! If you can spare excess food, consider bringing goods to their location at 382 Twitchell Road in Dothan. If you decide to visit them in person, please remember to wear a face mask and stay six feet or further from those not in your household.
For those of us who choose to remain at home, you can also contact the food bank at 334-794-9775 to schedule a pick-up. You can also assist their cause by sharing this article or spreading the word. There’s one other way that you can contribute without leaving your home: making a donation to the Wiregrass Food Bank here.
If you or someone close to you needs their assistance, they also have food available at these locations.
You never truly know who is in need. However, you do know someone that can help: you! This year, if you have the means, consider boosting the cause of the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. From sharing their information, to making a donation, to volunteering, there are a variety of ways to assist. And to those who have contributed in the past or are currently contributing—thank your all that you do!