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The Food Bank of North Alabama gave out about 850 holiday food boxes to those who need it most

After being closed Thanksgiving week due to COVID, the food bank is working hard to make sure no one goes hungry as Christmas approaches

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Food Bank of North Alabama distributed free holiday food. This is part of their drive-through mobile pantry for those in need of food assistance, not only in general but especially during the holiday season, one of there busiest times of the year. 

The event was held at the Alabama A&M Louis Crews Stadium tailgate parking lot. 

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"Our network of feeding partners be definitely stepping up their efforts as far as getting food out, so we're going to be doing the best we can to get food to all the different food pantries and non-profits that use food, that rely on us throughout the holidays. We're going to be working over time to make sure everybody has enough food to go around," said Bobby Bozeman, Development Director at the Food Bank of North Alabama. 

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The boxes have the basic needs for a holiday feast. Including things like ham, stuffing and yams.

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