Food pantries work to stop people from being hungry. There are agencies in both Talladega and Shelby County that operate these centers. The programs available include free boxes of groceries, applications for government aid such as vouchers from WIC or food stamps, and holiday meals. Some charities will provide additional support like clothing or small amounts of money to families who are in a difficult situation.
The main locations in the counties are listed below. The food banks at churches are usually only open for a few hours, so it’s a good idea to call ahead of time. On the other hand, some of the other larger non-profit organizations or government agencies may operate during regular business hours from Monday to Friday. Call a support center for help with food assistance, work clothing, and other needs. A location may offer referrals to programs that provide Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets.
The Salvation Army Center is a place where people can go to get help with food, Christmas gifts, school supplies, and even money for bills. The Shelby County Alabama pantry relies heavily on donations and volunteers.
The Asbury UMC Food Pantry is located at 6690 Cahaba Valley Road in Birmingham, Alabama.
This ministry provides assistance to Shelby County residents. There is a wide variety of food available at this location, including groceries, baby formula, and fruit.
The Calera First United Methodist Church is located at 6107 Highway 31 in Calera, Alabama. The main phone number for the church is (205) 668-0951.
The Shelby Baptist Association Church & Community Ministries has a food pantry on site. They also run a thrift store with clothing and personal hygiene items, a hot meal service, and a home delivery service for the elderly.
The Lincoln Food Pantry is a church-based organization that provides free food, groceries, and other support to residents of Lincoln, Alabama and Talladega, Alabama.
The Hoover Church Of Christ Food Pantry is a food bank located at 3248 Lorna Road in Hoover, Alabama. The main phone number for the food bank is (205) 822-5610.
Shelby Emergency Assistance provides free food, applications for WIC vouchers, and USDA food assistance. This non-profit helps low income families with expenses such as energy bills or free government lunches for their children.
The American Red Cross provides assistance during disasters. This means that different organizations can work together to provide people in need with basic necessities like clothing, water, food, and shelter.
The Samaritan House is a food pantry located in Talladega, Alabama. It provides emergency boxes of food, rice, canned meats, and other items to working poor and unemployed individuals.
The Talladega County Board Of Education Rural Relief Fund is a fund that helps rural areas in Talladega County. The fund is located at 106 W South Street in Talladega, AL 35160. The phone number for the fund is (256) 315-5100.
To find out where additional food banks are, call 205-942-8911. Or residents can learn about other services that can help prevent hunger. It is important to make sure that the elderly and children in Shelby County have enough to eat.