More neighbors are looking at a long + hungry winter—7 ways you can help food banks in Birmingham

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
A mobile food bank with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Photo via Community Food Bank of Central Alabama’s Facebook

COVID cases, unemployment and loss of family members all combine to mean more of our neighbors in the Greater Birmingham Area are facing a long and hungry winter. Food banks play a critical role in helping many people continue to eat. This holiday season, you can make a difference in your community by helping one of these organizations. Keep reading to find out how.

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4 major ways COVID-19 is impacting Hispanics in Birmingham—plus 11 places to get + give help today

Many organizations are helping the Hispanic community in Birmingham - you can help too
AIDS Alabama is one of many organizations helping Birmingham’s Hispanic community during COVID. Photo via Alabama Latino AIDS Coalition’s Facebook page

For the over 200,000 Alabama residents who, according to the 2018 American Community Survey, speak a language other than English in their homes, COVID-19 hit like a night-time tornado with no siren. We talked to leaders in Birmingham’s Hispanic community about the challenges they are facing, plus how to get and give help.

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