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Feeding the Gulf Coast Earns Nomination for Charity Navigator Community Choice Award

Feeding the Gulf Coast Earns Nomination for Charity Navigator Community Choice Award

Mobile, AL – August 24, 2023 Feeding the Gulf Coast has been selected as one of the top charities in the country and nominated by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most influential nonprofit evaluator, for a Community Choice Award. The nomination comes as a result of Feeding the Gulf Coast’s outstanding achievements, having attained a prestigious four-star rating and earning all four Charity Navigator beacons. This recognition reflects the organization’s commitment to transparency, accountability, and effectiveness in its charitable endeavors. 

“Feeding the Gulf Coast is deeply grateful for this recognition and the nomination. We recognize this accomplishment is only possible due to the continued support from our community, donors, and partners,” said Michael Ledger, President and CEO at Feeding the Gulf Coast. “We remain dedicated to our mission and continuing the work to make a positive impact in our community.”

Community participation is needed to help the food bank advance to the second round. The first phase of voting is open until August 27, 2023. To cast your vote and support Feeding the Gulf Coast in the Community Choice Awards, please visit


About Feeding the Gulf Coast Feeding the Gulf Coast, formerly Bay Area Food Bank, serves a 24-county area spanning South Alabama, South Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle. In 2022, the food bank distributed nearly 29 million meals through more than 800 community partners throughout its service area. The food bank also operates multiple hunger-relief and nutrition programs, including Summer and Afterschool Meals, Backpack and School Pantries, Disaster Relief, Mobile Food Distributions, Benefits Outreach, and Nutrition Education. Feeding the Gulf Coast is a United Way member agency and a member of Feeding America. For more information, visit

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