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.

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7 local startups contend for $150K at virtual Alabama Launchpad on June 11

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It’s happening! Seven Alabama startups will have the chance to bring their business vision to life as they compete for their share of $150K in early-stage seed funding. Tune in to Alabama Launchpad at 6PM on June 11 on the Alabama Launchpad website and their social channels to see the action!

Although the team at Alabama Launchpad throughly enjoys hosting the finale event in venues through Alabama, this round will be virtual to ensure the safety of guests and staff.

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7 years of Iron City: The Bham Now team’s favorite memories

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Who else is ready to see another amazing concert at Iron City? Photo via Iron City on Facebook

Can you believe that Iron City has been around in Birmingham for seven years now? In honor of their recent birthday, I asked some of the Bham Now team to share their favorite memories at Iron City.

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5 virtual business events happening in Birmingham this week, May 12-15

Daydreaming of a bustling day downtown with events and people and hugs and handshakes. Photo via @cotton_state on Instagram

Looking for ways to stay connected and plugged into Birmingham’s buzzing business scene? Here are 5 virtual business events to tune into this week, Tuesday, May 12 through Friday, May 15. 

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See a 117th Air Refueling Wing plane fly over Birmingham hospitals Tuesday, May 5

Step outside to spot the aircraft during Tuesday’s flyover! Photo via the 117th Air Refueling Wing on Facebook

Look up to the Birmingham sky Tuesday afternoon to see an aircraft from Birmingham’s 117th Air Refueling Wing fly over local hospitals. Keep reading for all the details, including more ways to show support for our local healthcare heroes now!

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Nominations open! The Vulcans Community Award recipients to be honored in exhibit

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An impressive honor from an impressive region. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Do you know someone making a difference in the Birmingham metro area? Nominations are now open for The Vulcans Community Awards 2020. The Vulcans are the most prestigious recognition of civic pride, leadership and progress in the seven-county Birmingham region. Read on to get all the details.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with curbside tacos + margs from Unos Tacos in The Pizitz Food Hall

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Let’s taco bout this spread, okay?! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and we’re already drooling. Get the scoop on Cinco specials from Unos Tacos, a new restaurant that opened in The Pizitz Food Hall last month. Spoiler Alert: Taco platters and margarita kits will be up for grabs. *chef’s kiss*

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11 virtual events happening in Birmingham April 29-May 2

Really missing Birmingham’s downtown streets after seeing this photo. Photo by Brandon Littleton via Instagram @bclcreations

Running out of quarantine activities? I mean, you can only bake so many loaves of banana bread. Good thing there’s still plenty to do (virtually, of course) in Birmingham. Here are 11 virtual events + activities happening April 29 through May 2 including online sushi-making classes, a virtual art festival and more.

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