Birmingham food bank helping 700 families affected by Shelby County storm

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PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Thursday, the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama handed out boxes of food for people affected by the storms that swept through Shelby County back in March.

The storms damaged dozens of homes, leaving many people in need of assistance. On Thursday, staff from the food bank distributed boxes to storm victims at the Pelham Civic Complex. The mobile food pantry is the third that Community Food Bank has held this year.

“We’re very happy and very grateful that we’re able to provide it, and what we see come back from folks is just incredible thankfulness,” Brett Meredith, CEO of Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, said.

Each household was given a 65-pound box of food that will provide meals for at least a month. But the distribution of this size is not possible without dedicated volunteers.

“Something like this not only speaks not only what we want to do for the community, but we need to invest in each other. I think from COVID one of the big lessons should be is that we should care about our neighbors and care about others and if we can we should serve always,” volunteer Ngar Tsang said.

The food bank says they are in need of canned goods especially canned vegetables due to a supply chain issue caused by the pandemic.

For information regarding how you can donate visit their website.

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