MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Area Food Bank got a huge boost in their ability to get food to people across the state Thursday thanks to a generous donation.
Publix Super Markets donated a brand new refrigerated food truck to the MAFB. The gift was valued at $150,000!
MAFB name says "Montgomery area", but it supports residents way beyond Alabama's capital city, covering more than half of Alabama's 67 counties.
The truck will help make sure many residents get healthy foods like fruits and vegetables that need refrigerating during shipment.
"If we didn't have these refrigerated trucks, it would hinder our mission and ultimately it would affect the people," admitted food bank CEO Richard Deems.
"This will enable this effective organization to be more effective to touch those that's in a greater need in the local community," said Publix Media and Community Relations Manager Dwaine Stevens.
The trucks come out of a donation made by Publix to "Feeding America".
Here's the message of thanks MAFB shared on its Facebook page: