Central Alabama Community Foundation Awards Surprise Grant to Wiregrass Area Food Bank

DOTHAN – The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) and its affiliate the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) announced Monday that the Wiregrass Area Food Bank is the recipient of their nineteenth surprise grant in the amount of $3,000. The food bank has an emergency need for donations after assisting Hurricane Irma evacuees.


During 2017, CACF is celebrating 30 years of service. To commemorate the 30th anniversary, CACF is awarding 30 surprise grants to local nonprofit organizations over the course of the year.


“The Wiregrass Area Food Bank is a vital agency to the community it serves,” said CACF President Burton Ward. “We’re fortunate to be able to help them meet their need after having aided so many Hurricane Irma evacuees, so that they can continue to assist those within the community.”


The Wiregrass Area Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger relief charity that solicits and collects donated food. The food bank distributes food to agencies feeding the needy in a six-county service area that includes Houston, Henry, Dale, Geneva, Barbour and Coffee counties in Alabama. Operating from a warehouse with frozen and refrigerated storage, and networked with other food banks from across the country, the food bank can access food and other assorted grocery products and operate at minimal cost. As a result, member nonprofit agencies that utilize the food bank are able to conduct their food programs in a cost-effective manner and food recipients incur no cost for food assistance.


To donate to the CACF surprise grants and help celebrate CACF’s 30th anniversary, visit www.cacfinfo.org or send a check to CACF, 35 S. Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. For more information, contact CACF Development Officer Whitney Griswold Califf at (334) 264-6223 or whitney.griswold@cacfinfo.org.

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