• Clothes
  • Food
  • Programs
  • Shelter
  • Volunteer Services
  • Water

We operate as a food distribution center. We receive products from several food industry sources, as well as excess food reclaimed from local grocery stores and community donations. In turn, we distribute that food to 259 non-profits in the community who act as our agency partners. We do not distribute food directly from our facility, but we operate a number of public food distributions, called Mobile Pantries, at which we serve all over our 12 county areas; Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, and Winston.

We receive food through Feeding America (a national food bank network with more than 200 food bank members), from government agencies, national donors, local donors, and additional food is purchased with monies allocated in our budget. This food is distributed to non-profit agencies and religious organizations that directly serve the needy through their own programs. These programs include emergency food pantries, shelters for the homeless, soup kitchens, residential facilities, and shelters for abused women and children. Any charitable, non-profit agency meeting the criteria of the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 © (3) may apply to become an agency of the Food Bank. The agency must then agree to distribute the food directly to the public at no charge.
We also provide food directly through our Kids Meals Campaign (offering Weekenders Backpacks, Family Markets, and Summer Meals), our End Senior Hunger Initiative (offering mobile pantries, and a Benefits Enrollment Center), Mobile Fresh (mobile pantries and Corner Market Mobile Grocery Store), and Rx Health (Food Link clinic pantries and NICU pantries) among other programs 

Q Need Assistance Now?

Need Food? The Community Food Bank provides food for over 259 Partner Agencies (soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, etc.), as well as hosts Mobile Pantry distributions.

Need additional assistance? United Way’s 211 services can help you find any type of assistance that you need, whether it is food, shelter, clothing, utility assistance, and more. If you are in the Birmingham area and need assistance, dial 2-1-1 for United Way’s Referral Line, or if you have internet access, you can reach the guided referral system below.:

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