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Impact of COVID-19 on the Food Bank

The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19. We are taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and clients as we continue to serve our community. All associated with the Food Bank’s activity are encouraged to follow the guidelines set by the CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health. We are taking necessary precautions to help make sure that our food remains safe, our staff remains healthy, and that our distributions can continue.

The Food Bank plans to provide uninterrupted service, supplying food to its agency partners. We are, however, suspending Corner Market stops until further notice. Additionally, CFB is making adjustments to and increasing its direct-service programs to meet the changing needs and new challenges facing our community.

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Farmers to Families Program

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and local for-profit food distributors to implement the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) or the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Farmers to Families delivers large amounts of fresh foods to partner sites to be quickly distributed to individuals in need. All foods are prepackaged by for-profit distributors into grocery boxes ranging in size from 15-25 lbs. These preassembled boxes are then delivered directly to partner sites who distribute them to participating families via a “drive-through” distribution system that day. By serving families in their vehicles, volunteers are able to maintain safe social distancing in accordance with CDC guidance.

How You Can Help

The economic impact of COVID-19 will only increase food insecurity in our community. Closures of businesses and schools affect lower-income families and people with hourly wages in particular.
While all support is appreciated, financial support lets us use your gift to meet the greatest needs. A donation of any amount helps us continue to respond. You can donate online here, or mail a check to Community Food Bank, 107 Walter Davis Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.

Our Mission

No one in Alabama should go hungry. And we believe there is a solution to the problem of hunger in Alabama. For every person who is currently in need, there are even more people in Alabama willing and able to reach out with a helping hand.

What Hunger Looks Like in Central Alabama

In 2019, Community Food Bank completed its most comprehensive study of hunger in Central Alabama. We found that the people we serve are facing tough choices between buying food and paying for basic needs. These parents, students, seniors, and working families are struggling with hunger and depend on food assistance to make ends meet.

Support Families in Central Alabama

We rely on the generosity and support of our communities to help us in our fight to end hunger in Central Alabama. Did you know you can help us provide up to 200 meals by donating just $25?

Need Food?

The Food Bank provides food for over 200 Partner Agencies (soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, etc.) To find the closest one to you, click below.

Additionally, United Way’s 211 service 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 211 for United Way Referral Line or if you have internet access, you can reach the referral system below.

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