MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News’ annual Summer Fund and Food Drive benefiting the Montgomery Area Food Bank was held Friday and a new record was reached.
This year we partnered with Renfroe’s Market, Dixie Electric, the Montgomery Area Food Bank and Capitol Chevrolet to collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations.
The window to donate was from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. We surpassed our 2018 total, raising $15,288 and 8,976 pounds in total this year in donations!
Donations both big and small make a difference in the lives of hungry families throughout the state. Donations like the $6,000 city of Montgomery donated to double our total from $6,000 to over $12,000.
Tyler Cooper gave cans of food and some change - enough for the Montgomery Area Food Bank to provide 25 pounds of food.
“It’s great to have people to have food. For people who don’t have food, we need to help,” said Cooper.
That’s also why the city of Montgomery employees felt called to help. They see the need in the Capital City and know the difference MAFB makes here at home and across the state.
“To the extent we see these kids who need food, we’ve got to help and that’s what we are trying to do,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
You can also donate online on the Montgomery Area Food Bank’s website. For every dollar donated, the MAFB can translate that into six and a half pounds of food!
In 2018, WSFA 12 News viewers donated 8,198 pounds of food and $10,447.88 during the one day event. As of 4:30 p.m., WSFA 12 News viewers had already donated more then $12,200.