Feeding The Gulf Coast
- Children & Youth
- Disaster Relief
Location5248 Mobile South StreetTheodore, AL 36582 United States
As a member of Feeding America, and a United Way Member Agency, Feeding the Gulf Coast works through member organizations and special programs to provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of systemic poverty, personal crisis or disaster. Feeding the Gulf Coast also educates the public regarding domestic hunger, proper nutrition and other related issues.
Feeding the Gulf Coast, Inc. was founded and incorporated in 1981. In 1988, the food bank became a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. Since its founding, the organization has distributed more than 220 million pounds of food to charitable feeding organizations across the 24 counties it serves-including nine counties in lower Alabama, eight counties in lower Mississippi, and seven counties across the panhandle of Florida. In 2017, the food bank distributed over 23 million pounds of food to more than 300,000 individuals through our network of over 400 partner agencies, consisting of church pantries, soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations.