Food Giveaway In Tuscaloosa 

One thing I can truly say I love about Tuscaloosa is that people love to help others. With many losing their jobs and struggling financially, this event will definitely bless a lot of people in our community.

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Saturday, February 27th, 2021, there will be a food giveaway happening in Tuscaloosa. The event will start at 11 am at the Alberta School Of Performing Arts Parking lot 2700 University Blv. E in Tuscaloosa. The giveaway is hosted by College Hill Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa and I Care Alabama.

This is going to be such a blessing to many families in Tuscaloosa. Since moving to Alabama, I learned that food insecurity is a big deal and many steps need to be taken to rectify this situation. The facts I found were shocking.

According to the Alabama Food Bank Association,

  • 19.2% of Alabama’s population is food insecure –that equates to 919,670 people (Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap)
  • Current state unemployment rate is 7.4%
  • Families’ struggle to afford necessities follows closely on their employment status and wages—and the most basic necessity is food. According to FRAC, Alabama has the 2nd highest food hardship rate in the nation (25.2% of the population)
  • With relation to the SNAP program, the participation rate of eligible persons in Alabama is 65% (FRAC 2010 State of the States report)

 

There are many things that need to happen to improve these numbers and get food to these families. In the meantime, I'm happy to see College Hill Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa and I Care Alabama doing events like these to help families in need.

 

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