Garland, Christmas presents and cookies may be filling your head, but there are more ways to spread the holiday cheer. Whether you want to serve and deliver meals or donate items, here’s how you can give back to the Birmingham community.
1. Christmas Blessings
Little Hands Serving Hearts, a nonprofit helping the younger generation grow and thrive, is giving a big blessing to Birmingham families this season. On Saturday, December 17, they’ll be handing out Christmas dinner groceries to 100 families and you can, too.
2. Magic City Harvest
By acquiring extra food from schools, wholesale food companies, grocery stores, caterers and restaurants, Magic City Harvest works hard to end hunger in our community. This nonprofit donates the food to its community partners throughout Birmingham. If you work in the food industry and have leftovers, let this nonprofit know! You can also donate food drive items to help keep their shelves stocked.
3. Meals on Wheels
If you have a license, this opportunity may just be for you. Meals on Wheels is all about delivering meals to homebound seniors and disabled persons in Jefferson County. This is a place to volunteer this holiday season.
Don’t have the time to drive around town or don’t have a license? You can also help stock their food pantry with items like oatmeal, canned soup and vegetables, peanut butter and crackers.
4. The Community Kitchens
The Community Kitchens is more than a kitchen. This nonprofit is helping stop hunger in our community by serving 65,000 each year. You can find or help serve a delicious, home-cooked meal this Christmas at Grace Episcopal Church—all are welcome to join and spread the cheer.
- When: Sunday, December 25 | 10AM-1:30PM
- Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 5712 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35212
5. The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham
For those in need, the Salvation Army of Birmingham is extending a helping hand. The organization serves meals daily to the Bham community. If you’re looking to help, the Salvation Army always needs extra help to keep their food pantry shelves full.
Do you know of another place serving free meals this Christmas? Tag us @BhamNow on social media to let us know!