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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — August 18 was Blitz Day! News 19 is partnering with several local businesses with the mission to “Fill the Food Bank” and feed North Alabama.

The Food Bank of North Alabama says it’s struggling to keep food on its shelves. That’s a call to action.

On Blitz Day, News 19 and partners were on-site collecting shelf-stable foods, canned goods and cash until 7 p.m. They started the day bright and early at 6 a.m.

Recommended food donations include things like:

  • Protein – canned or dried, meat or bean.
  • Peanut butter
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Healthy cereals
Here’s some examples of what the Food Bank is looking for!

Why Get Involved?

The USDA defines Food Insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Nationally, 1 in 8 people are food insecure. 

$1 = 7 meals for someone in need!!

Food insecurity is a community issue, not a poverty issue. Seniors and children bear the brunt.  People living above the poverty line can experience food insecurity.

The average median household income in our area is $50,374.  People living paycheck to paycheck, are a car repair, healthcare emergency, or inflation costs from financial disaster.   

After the Blitz Day event, food donations can still be made at these locations.

If you’re unable to donate in person here is how you can help:

  • Text “HUNGER” to 256-559-3299
  • Donate online by clicking here.
  • Or just scan the QR code below

News 19’s partners for the drive include Alabama Credit Union, Alfa Insurance and Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson Properties. We thank them for their support and help as we ‘Fill the Food Bank’!