In 1993 a group of concerned citizens along with the United Way discovered the need for a local food bank. They sat down and hashed out a plan to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity. On October 18, 1993, the Selma Area Food Bank opened its doors, with the primary goal of feeding every neighbor in need. To this day our operation strives to put an end to hunger in our 4-county service area.
We accomplish this mission by distributing over a million pounds of food each year to our partner agencies. These agencies consist of local churches, shelters, food pantries and other non- profit organizations. The Agencies receive the food from us and then distribute to the individuals in need in their area.
By working together with our partner agencies, we have a great impact on the communities of Dallas, Marengo, Perry and Wilcox counties and we are able to help over 70,000 poverty- stricken individuals annually.