The Community Food Bank provides food in 12 counties across Central Alabama:
Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, and Winston.
We partner with over 255 food pantries, churches, and nonprofits across our 12-county service area. We provide those partner agencies with food that they distribute free of charge. Times and days are subject to change, so be sure to call before attending.
The Community Food Bank also hosts a number of free food distributions throughout the month, called Mobile Pantries, and they are listed in the Calendar below.
Every agency is different, so call to verify times, dates, and availability even if it is listed.
Some agencies require an appointment, and food is subject to availability.
If you have an emergency need, please call 2-1-1 or the toll-free number at (888) 421-1266.
If you are hearing-impaired, call 7-1-1 and ask to be connected to 2-1-1 Connects Alabama.
If you are going to an agency, be sure to call beforehand to verify the time and availability.
Scroll to both calendars in a list format, better on mobile devices.
The Community Food Bank’s Kids Café Summer Meals Program provides healthy lunches and snacks to kids throughout the summer months, ensuring they have consistent access to the nutritious foods they need!
We partner with the USDA and ALSDE, as well as with local YMCA’s, schools, churches, and other kids’ programs to provide meals in low-income areas when school is not in session. We plan to serve over 32,000 lunches and snacks between June 2nd and August 6th, 2021.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).