With the help of Grand Bay Middle School Student Council and Brietling Elementary School PACE class, Citizens for a Better Grand Bay collected more than 2,000 items of food for the Spring Family Food Box program.
"Hunger is a real problem in Alabama, which ranks #2 behind Mississippi as the state with the highest percentage of their citizens with food emergencies," said CBGB president, Aleta Boudreaux. CBGB’s Family Food Box program directly affects "friends and neighbors here in Grand Bay where the food is collected and distributed," she said.
Boudreaux is calling on residents to help local families in need by cleaning out pantries or purchasing non-perishable foods for CBGB Spring Food Box distribution. Time and date for distribution will be announced in March.
CBGB will accept both current and out-of-date non-perishables, as well as health-care items like tooth paste, soap and household cleaning products such as dish soap, bleach and laundry detergent, Boudreaux said.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Tom’s Barber Shop, Azalea Real Estate or the Grand Bay Senior Center, or contributors can mail tax-deductible donations for the Food Box Program to CBGB, P O Box 274, Grand Bay, AL. 36541.