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JEFFERSON & SHELBY COUNTIES

ClasTran

ClasTran is a nonprofit (501-C-3) corporation that provides quality and affordable transportation for those who are 60-plus or have a qualifying disability.

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

As Central Alabama’s largest hunger relief organization, the CFBCA annually distributes over 11 million nutritious meals through a network of 230 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and children’s programs. They also provide direct-service programs to address the needs of children, seniors, and those who are ill, as well as those living in food deserts.

Tarrant Elementary: 1269 Portland St., 3rd Saturday of each month, 8:30 a.m.

Montevallo Boys & Girls Club: 420 Vine St. Montevallo, AL 4th Thur. of each month, 8:30 a.m.

Jonesboro Elementary: 125 Owen Ave. Bessemer, AL 35020, 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.

During closure of Alabama schools, students in need of breakfast and lunch can receive them free at sites across the state. Text FOOD to 877-877.

Greater Birmingham Ministries

GBM is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that provides emergency services for people in need and engages the poor and the non-poor in systemic change efforts to build a strong, supportive, engaged community and pursue a more just society for all people. They help with bills once a month. Call for more information.

Contacts

Lila
Email:  frontdoor@gbm.org
Phone: (205) 326-6821

Penny Brown, volunteer coordinator
Phone: (205) 305-9334

Food distribution

Every Friday – distribution starts at 9 and can usually assist the first 50 people

For food distribution, the recipient must bring proof of income, proof of residency, picture ID and the Social Security cards of everyone who lives at the residence. First come, first served. Donation Day(s)/Time(s): Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4 pm. There is a receiving area, and you can sign a receipt book to make your donation tax deductible.

Clothing distribution

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m.

Green Valley Baptist Church – Hoover

Contacts

United Way — Call to obtain a referral
(205) 323-0000

Becky or the church secretary — Call for distribution dates/times after obtaining referral
Phone: (205) 822-2173

Helping Hands Ministry – Harpersville
A program of the Lighthouse Community Church

Contacts

Gloria Tate
Email: tlcc2000@bellsouth.net
Phone: (205) 672-3233

Judy Griffes
Email: info@thelighthousecommunitychurch.com

Food distribution

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., first come, first served.

Please provide proof of Shelby County residence and valid driver’s license. Assistance is limited to East Shelby County residents. Please call if interested in volunteering.

The Ministry Center at Green Springs – Birmingham

The Food Pantry at the Ministry Center serves 700-800 people from over 200 families each month. Generous donations of money, food, and time help make this service possible. You can volunteer to help us distribute clothing and food weekly, as well as help with other donation drives and events.

Contact

Phone: (205) 326-1211

Food distribution

Are you a business interested in donating food? Millions of pounds of leftover food and groceries go to waste each year.  The Food Pantry at MCGS will put this food to good use.

Project Hopewell – Birmingham

Project Hopewell is a nonprofit providing food assistance, among other resources, in the Birmingham area.

Contact

Phone: (205) 923-0203
Website: www.projecthopewell.org

Food distribution

Food pantry service hours: Last Wednesday of the month: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call the food pantry to confirm that they still are in operation, as the hours have not changed.

Triumph Youth and Community Development – Bessemer

Triumph Youth and Community Development provides emergency assistance and food bank services to the resident of Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

Contact

Phone: (205) 424-6892
Website: www.tyaacd.org

Jacob’s Ladder Ministries – Columbiana

Contact

Pastor Chris Taylor
Phone: (205) 669-0070
Email: luvtominister@yahoo.com 

Food distribution

Please call for an appointment. Short term emergency aid is also available.

Oak Mountain Ministries – Pelham

Oak Mountain Ministries had provided food, clothing, furniture, and financial assistance to those in need since 2001.

Contact

Roddy Cooper or Dianne Cesario
Phone: (205) 685-5757
Email: oakmtnmissions@yahoo.com 
Website: www.oakmtnmissions.com

Distribution & Donation

Distribution Day(s)/Time(s) Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Shelby Baptist Association Church and Community Ministries – Columbiana

Contact

Phone: (205) 669-7858
Website: https://shelbybaptist.org

Food Distribution

Serves Residents of Shelby County. Pantry hours: Monday – Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wildwood Chapel – Columbiana

Contact

Phone: 205-669-5392

Distribution

Provides a food pantry every third Saturday of the month. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Amazing Grace Food Pantry – Alabaster

Contact

Phone: (205) 664-8484
Email: info@AGalabaster.org
Website

Food distribution

The 3rd Saturday of each month 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Shelby Emergency Assistance – Montevallo

Contact

Phone: (205) 665-1942
Email: office@shelbyemergencyassistance.com
Website

Food distribution

Serves: Resident of Shelby County with proof of need

Pantry Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Manna Ministries – Alabaster

Manna Ministries feeds over 800 families each month in the Chilton, Jefferson and Shelby counties. On Saturdays they distribute between 8-900 loaves of bread, along with pantry items, produce, meats, dairy and pastries are packaged and distributed to those in need after the services at Shepherd’s Harvest Church in Alabaster.

Contact

Phone: (205) 910-4098
Email: pphmanna@gmail.com
Website

Food distribution

Manna Food Share meets every Saturday and offers food to families in need. For more information, please call.

Salvation Army, Shelby County Corps – Alabaster

Contact

Sgt. Andy Bailey
Email: andy_bailey@uss.salvationarmy.org
Phone: (205) 663-7105
Website

Food distribution

Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. For more information, please call.

Upper Room Church – Montevallo

Contact

Jeff Moore
Phone: (205) 445-3383

Shelly Logan, church secretary
Email: shelly@upperroomchurch.org 
Phone: (205) 665-4993
Website

Food distribution

Distribution Day(s)/Time(s): Second Saturday of the month at 10 am (please call to make sure the schedule has not changed before going). Must have a certain income level to qualify (eligible for food stamps, Medicare, etc.). There is a form to fill out to provide information regarding income.

Donation Day(s)/Time(s): Flexible – Call before you come to make sure there is enough manpower to help unload and that someone is there to receive it.

FBC Alabaster Food Ministry

Contact

Phone: (205) 663-3531
Email: ckilpatrick@fbcalabaster.org
Website

Food distribution

The 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
12:00pm – 3:00pm

If you are struggling financially and need food assistance, please call to make an appointment. You will need proof of residency in Shelby County, proof of ID, and income for the household.

Abiding Hope Ministries – Vincent

Contact

Pastor Kurt Russell 
Phone: (205) 672-2827 or (205) 601-5362

Food distribution

Bread Day:

*Saturdays, beginning at 9 a.m.
*Open to all Shelby County residents* First come, first served

Food Pantry:

*Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to Noon  *United Way qualified recipients only

Donation Day(s)/Time(s)

Any day at any reasonable hour. Please call Pastor Russell for appointment.

Alabaster Church of God

Contact

Pastor Ken Stroup
Phone: (205) 663-9295
Email: pastorstroup@gmail.com 
Website

Food distribution

Third Thursday every month, 9:00 a.m. through noon, also by appointment

Catholic Center of Concern – Birmingham

Contact

Miami or anyone who answers the phone
Phone: (205) 599-3245

Food distribution

Monday through Thursdays, doors open at 8:30 (be there before 8:30; food is first come, first served). Must have ID, Social Security cards of everyone in the household, utility bill and a copy of lease or mortgage. If the person is over 65 or needs special help (blind, etc.), they can call Miami at the number above, and she will make an appointment to help them.

Donation Day(s)/Time(s)

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Christian Service Mission – Birmingham

Contact

Betty Gilmore
Phone: (205) 252-9906
Website

Food distribution

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Need referral letter from Pastor, Doctor, DHR or another agency

Open Door Church – Birmingham

Contact

Phone: (205) 781-6060
Website

Food distribution

Food pantry service hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 9am to 11am.

First Baptist Church of Vincent

Contact

Betty Gibson
Phone: (205) 672-2861
Website

Food distribution

Limited to immediate Vincent area. Food distribution is made through a special account at Smith’s Grocery in Vincent.

Other financial assistance may be available for utilities, etc.


CHILTON COUNTY

Chilton County Assistance Center – Clanton

Contact

Phone: (205) 755-9467

Food distribution

Serves: Those households below 130% of the poverty level and senior adults over 60 years old that are below 165% of the poverty level. Pantry Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm. For more information, please call.


TUSCALOOSA COUNTY

Temporary Emergency Services – Tuscaloosa

Since 1945, Temporary Emergency Services has helped individuals and families in crisis situations by providing financial and other temporary assistance.

Contact

Phone: (205) 345-7330
Website

Food distribution

Serves Tuscaloosa | Pantry hours: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Other services

Catholic Family Services – Tuscaloosa

Catholic Social Services of West Alabama serves over 6,000 clients per year in Marion, Winston, Walker, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Hale, Marengo, Perry, and Fayette counties coming from a highly impoverished service area in the 6th poorest state in the country.

Contact

Phone: (205) 759-1268
Website

Food distribution

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
By Appointment only

Appointment Hours:

Monday – Thursday
Please call after 2:00 p.m.

Capstone Church – Tuscaloosa

Contact

Phone: (205) 462-3958
Website

Food distribution

Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information, please call.

Salvation Army – Tuscaloosa

Contact

Phone: (205) 553-1600
Website

Food distribution

Pantry Hours:
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


WALKER, CULLMAN, & WINSTON COUNTIES

St. Mary’s Community Food Bank – Jasper

Contact

Phone: (205) 387-7746
Email: stmarysjasper@gmail.com
Website

Food distribution

The St. Mary’s Community Food Bank provides bagged groceries to the less fortunate every Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am from the commissary on the church campus.  Any family needing assistance will be provided a week’s worth of groceries once per month.  Breakfast is also served during food bank hours.

Salvation Army Service Center – Jasper

Eighty-two cents of every dollar given to The Salvation Army goes to work in the local area.

Contact

Phone: (205) 221-7737
Website

Food distribution

Serves residents of Walker County | Food pantry service hours: Mon. and Fri: 8:30am to 11:30am.

West Point First Baptist Church – Cullman

Contact

Phone: (256) 739-5849
Website

Food distribution

Food pantry service hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Main Street Ministries – Double Springs

Contact

Phone: (205) 489-9007
Website

Food distribution

Serves Winston County residents. Food pantry service hours: Tuesdays 5pm -6:30pm.

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