Central Alabama Community Food Bank offers free food to 600 families on a first-come, first-served basis

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – With the cost of groceries rising, a local food bank said many families are struggling to get enough food.

The Central Alabama Community Food Bank is distributing boxes of free food to 600 families on July 7 starting at 10 a.m. It’s first come, first served and they expect a crowd.

Acting chief executive Nicole Williams said hundreds of people are already in line when they open, so come early.

It’s at Highland Church in Fultondale and Williams said this cast is different from the previous one. Usually their food boxes have more shelves and dry goods, but due to supply chain issues and inflation, these boxes are filled with more fresh goods.

That’s enough to feed a family of four for seven to 10 days, and Williams said they’ll be packing food and items specifically for children.

“We worry about the kids in the summer,” Williams said. “Those who usually get their food at school, so we are concerned that children will have healthy meals and enough to eat during the summer. It’s just one way to reach families. »

Williams said they will be giving out free coloring books, frisbees and boxes for kids.

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