Local food trucks are rolling their way to YOUR neighborhood—find out where

Service with a smile—we could all use some positivity right now.Photo via Rodney Scott’s Facebook.

It’s just like the ice cream man when you were a kid, except this time the truck is filled with tacos, hot chicken and all your local Birmingham food truck favorites. Maybe there are some perks to this social distancing thing after all?

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Birmingham is behind neighboring cities in 2020 Census response. Can we catch-up? Yes.

I responded to my 2020 Census letter, you can too! Birmingham is counting on you. Photo of Bham Now Content Director Pat Byington by Bham Now

Maybe it is life without my beloved Birmingham Legion, F.C., but when I saw the latest 2020 U.S. Census response rate broken down, city by city in the Birmingham metro area, my blood boiled and I felt a little competitive.

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Birmingham regional pet pantry serves over 600 families in one day—how to get involved

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The regional pet pantry keeps animals and owners together. Photo via GBHS (@TheGBHS) on Twitter.

While temporarily closed for adoptions, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) has done something amazing. The team transformed the Snow Drive Adoption center into a place where struggling pet owners can receive supplies and community members are able to give back as well. See how you can get involved!

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Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham dedicating $1 million toward COVID-19 grants

In June 2019, the Community Foundation’s Instruments of Hope Unity Fund held a productive and ground-breaking discussion about race and religion at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. Photo credit: D. Jerome Smedley

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced it is making available grants to organizations providing critical services and economic assistance in the Birmingham region. 

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Senior shopping hours, Staying connected with older relatives, + more

Senior shopping hours are taking place at tons of grocery stores around Birmingham. Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash.

While everything right now is uncertain, one this is for sure—we miss our loved ones. Times like these can be particularly lonely for those who are in nursing homes, assisted care, or are more vulnerable to catching COVID-19. Luckily, Birmingham has resources and tips for staying safe and staying connected.

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What you can do to protect Alabama’s natural health and beauty

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Planting native trees at East Lake Park in 2018. Photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

From our previous two stories in this series, we looked at how Alabama’s changing climate is giving us more extreme weather and pests.  In this, our final installment, we’ll share an important way you can help protect our communities and beautify our surroundings.

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Former Trinity Medical Center to become “Arbor Terrace” a $200 million development

Screenshot of the rendering of Arbor Terrace. The new $20o million multi-use development is located on the  former site of the Trinity/Baptist Montclair Medical Center off Montclair Road in Birmingham. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Metro LLC

Almost five years after it was vacated, the former Trinity/Baptist Montclair Medical Center site is slated to be transformed into a multi-use campus. The new $200 million project inside Birmingham’s city limits will include corporate headquarters, residential, medical and community-oriented retail and café spaces.

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Caring for fur babies while sheltering-in-place? Here are 3 places to get support

Does this scene look familiar to anyone else right now? Photo via Unsplash

Pets make everything better, especially social distancing. Personally, I’ve been loving all the fur baby content—especially dogs disrupting home workouts and cats disrupting home workdays. Caring for your pets has changed a bit in the wake of COVID-19, but these Birmingham businesses are making it easy.

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