MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Thousands of people across our area are going without food on a daily basis.
However, groups like the Bay Area Food bank and Andy’s Music are looking to raise awareness over the next several months.
According to Executive Director David Reaney of the Bay Area Food Bank, September is National Hunger Action Month and his organization is focused on taking a stand against hunger through a 30 days, 30 ways to care calendar.
“You’ll see different things you can do each day of the month to help raise money for the food bank,” Reaney said. “You may go to a restaurant and 10 percent of your bill will be donated, or to a massage studio and part of the money you pay for the massage will go towards us.”
Andy’s Music, located on Hillcrest Road, is joining the fight with their “drum out” hunger campaign.
Appealing to the community to raise more than 10,000 pounds of food, the company is giving away two drum sets as an incentive. The campaign will last nearly three months.
“We’re giving away two drum sets. One in Alabama colors and one in Auburn colors,” said James Andrews of Andy’s Music. “And with your donation you can register and win these drum sets. We will be holding a drawing the week before the Iron Bowl.”
The drawing will take place on November 22.
The Bay Area Food Bank serves 24 counties spanning South Alabama, South Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. The organization distributed over 17 million pounds of food last year.