After a 3-year hiatus, Dinner in the Streets is back, and with it the chance to dine and connect outside with others under the lights of Birmingham—all for a good cause. Sponsored by The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham’s Echelon Junior Advisory Board, Dinner in the Streets will be at Michael’s Restaurant on Tuesday, August 30, starting at 5:30PM.
All the Details
- What: a community fine dining event with a special reception in the upstairs patio, including musical performances by international touring and recording artist Clinton Babers
- Where: the courtyard at Michael’s Restaurant Parkside, 1525 First Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233
- When: August 30, 2022, from 5:30–8PM
- Note: everyone is invited to wear red, The Salvation Army’s signature color
- Tickets: $40 per person
A little history about Dinner in the Streets
Dinner in the Streets first offered its “open-air” dining experience to neighbors in 2018, when the inaugural event was held in the historic Avondale community outside of Redeemer Community Church.
In 2019, the event, which raises awareness about the daily programs offered at The Center of Hope, relocated to First Avenue South, between 14th and 16th Streets South, next to Railroad Park and Regions Field.
Then COVID hit and the event, like so many others, was put on hold for 2020 and 2021.
Now, it’s back to benefit a fantastic cause—the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope.
About The Center of Hope
The Center of Hope is the only shelter in Central Alabama serving men, women, children, families and veterans at one location.
They offer emergency services including:
Location: 2015 26th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35234
“The Center of Hope is just that—a place that shares HOPE, spreads HOPE and provides HOPE to the people we serve. That is why it’s important for us to share the work of the Salvation Army, and the lives that we’re impacting with God’s help.”Major Robert Lyle, Area Commander and Corps Officer
The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham’s impact in 2021, by the numbers
- 2948 volunteers
- 3191 children supported via Angel Tree
- 12K+ food boxes to members of the community
- 21K+ volunteer hours
- 50K nights of stay at shelter
- 124,844 meals provided
Across the country, The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. They provide food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse and clothing and shelter for people in need.
In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.