13,584 pounds of food was donated, sorted and transported to the Food Bank of East Alabama last Saturday. And if you’re trying to figure it out, that’s 6.792 tons of food.
A couple hundred people gathered at 8 am this past Saturday morning to sort through about 500 boxes of food donated through the Christmas season. Everyone from toddlers to older adults like me jumped in and helped.
The food was sorted into categories like rice, canned fruits, peanut butter and canned vegetables. It took about an hour to sort all the food and then re-box it for delivery to the Food Bank. Once at the Food Bank, the donated food is distributed to food-insecure families and individuals in our community.