Local food banks, including Bay Area Food Bank, are preparing for the school year and the fight against childhood hunger.
Winn-Dixie has launched the Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program in all stores to help the one out of five children in Alabama and Florida who don’t know from where their next meal will come from.
Customers can donate at any store register now through Aug. 19 to help provide meals. Every dollar donated will go directly to regional food banks to help fill backpacks with nutritious, fresh foods.
The food bank serves the central Gulf Coast including Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.