Local Birmingham food bank partners with NFL star Marcell Dareus to help local families put food on the table

IMG 2562 Local Birmingham food bank partners with NFL star Marcell Dareus to help local families put food on the table
Helping feed students across Birmingham. Photo via @bhmcityschool’s Instagram page

Kindness matters. To help those who need it most, many Birmingham organizations are giving away free food. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, continue reading for info on when and where food pickups are in the coming weeks and months.

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

Through the Farmers to Families Program, the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama (CFBCA) will be hosting a free food giveaway for families in need in Birmingham via a drive-thru mobile pantry on Thursday, June 4. 

The event is made possible due to generous donations from Huffman High Alum and NFL Defensive Tackle Marcell Dareus and NFL two-time Pro-Bowl and Star defensive tackle Brett Meredith. 

Any families in Huffman or surrounding areas who need groceries can attend, no questions asked.

The Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry distributions are CDC compliant and drive-thru style. To receive groceries, simply pull up, remain in your vehicle and pop your trunk. Volunteers will place groceries inside.

Dareus, who has a passion for off-field charitable efforts, will be at the event helping load cars with groceries and helping neighbors in need. 

More information on Community Food Bank of Central Alabama and how they are helping those in need through food giveaways.

Location: Huffman High School. 950 Springville Rd., Birmingham, AL 35215
Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 11AM

Birmingham City Schools

Since Monday, April 13, Birmingham City Schools have provided free meals to school-aged children 18 and under via pickup services at key locations around the city. 

Monday-Friday, June 1-5 will be the final week to receive free meals for the 2019-2020 school year.

To receive free breakfast and lunch, visit one of the locations listed below:

Hudson K-8 School
Address: 3300 F.L. Shuttlesworth Dr, Birmingham, AL 35207
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 1-5
Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM

Huffman High School
950 Springville Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 1-5
Time: 12:50-1:35PM

P.D. Jackson-Olin High School
1300 Ave F, Ensley, AL 35218
Time: 12:45-1:30PM

A.H. Parker High School
400 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35204
Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM

Ramsay High School
1800 13th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 12:30-1:15PM

Wenonah High School
2800 Wilson Rd, Birmingham, AL 35221
Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM

Woodlawn High School
Address: 5620 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 12:30-1:15PM

Levite Jewish Community Center

The Levite Jewish Community Center of Birmingham in partnership with Collat Jewish Family Services and The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama are passing out food boxes to those in need. 

Boxes include over 14,000 pounds of fresh produce. 

The service will take place every Thursday from Noon-2PM for the rest of the 2020 year.

Address: 3960 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213
Date: Every Thursday
Time: Noon-2PM

Church Giveaways

Birmingham, Levite JCC
Loading trunks with free food in Birmingham. Photo via @levitejcc on Instagram

You can find two free drive-thru produce give-aways at the following churches. It’s been asked to wear a mask during pickup.

Address: Household of Faith Church. 7501 Division Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35206
Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 11AM-2PM
More info: 205.836.5758

Address: AOH Cathedral of the Cross Church. 1480 Center Point Pkwy., Center Point, AL 35216
Date: Monday, June 1
Time: 12:30-3PM
More info: 205.854.7777

Who else in Birmingham is giving away free food to those in need? Help us help others! Let us know on social @bhamnow.

Patience Itson
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