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Community Market of East Alabama

Community Market of East Alabama

3810-C Pepperell Parkway, Opelika (AL), 36801, United States

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(334) 749-8844

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Now OPEN
Work hours
MO 08:30 – 12:00 SA 08:00 – 14:00
TU 08:30 – 16:00 SU closed
WE 08:00 – 16:00
TH 08:00 – 16:00
FR 08:00 – 16:00
About MISSION STATEMENT:
“Feeding the hungry of our community
by giving the needy access to available food resources.”
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Description MISSION STATEMENT:“Feeding the hungry of our community
by giving the needy access to available food resources.”

The Community Market, a program of the Food Bank of East Alabama, provides a friendly grocery-store environment for Lee County families in need.
The Community Market functions as an extension of the Food Bank of East Alabama and incorporates:
Client Choice that allows individuals to select what they need, rather than receiving pre-filled, generic bags or boxes.
Regular hours, 6 days a week
Seniors participating in the Brown Bag program are served Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Families and individuals seeking assistance are served Wednesday through Saturday.
Convenient location where Opelika and Auburn meet.
Items available include pantry staples, perishable goods, frozen foods, fresh produce, cleaning products and personal care items.
Professional full-time management by Food Bank Staff in collaboration with community volunteers.
Screening and intake procedures that are welcoming, dignity-enhancing and friendly.
Referrals are made to other community services and programs that may provide assistance to those who need additional help.
A secure mechanism for area churches and individuals to channel resources to help those in need.
Who We Help:
More than 900 households are helped each month. The people we assist include:
Senior citizens
The working poor
Children
Single parents
Abused and neglected persons
Victims of domestic violence
Mothers and infants at nutritional risk
The newly unemployed
Persons with disabilities or emotional illness
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers are the bedrock of the Community Market and they play a very important role in helping to maintain an atmosphere of dignity and compassion. They assist people in need in a concrete, caring way. Volunteers are given written materials and instructions and are placed according to interest and need.
Community Partners:
The outreach of the Community Market is made possible through community
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