Find Free Food

We are committed to making food free and accessible.

The Community Food Bank provides food in 12 counties across central Alabama:

Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, and Winston.

If you have an emergency need, please call 2-1-1 or the toll-free number at (888) 421-1266.
If you are hearing-impaired, call 7-1-1 and ask to be connected to 2-1-1 Connects Alabama.

Food Distribution Calendar

The following calendar shows all public distributions for our agency and program partners. Mobile Pantries are drive-up, free food distributions that include a selection of fresh produce, dry goods, meat, and dairy. Food is available while supplies last; call ahead and arrive early to ensure availability. Some of our agency partners operate by appointment only (noted on event details).

Calendar of Events

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

S Sun

28 events,

22 events,

7 events,

31 events,

28 events,

37 events,

8 events,

31 events,

38 events,

35 events,

39 events,

11 events,

7 events,

Tips

  • When going to an Agency Partner, be sure to call before you go. Times and locations may change, and some agencies are By Appointment Only.
  • Mobile Pantry distributions provide food to households and are first-come, first-served. If you need food for more than one household, be sure to have one adult present for each household.

The Community Food Bank’s Kids Café Summer Meals Program provides healthy lunches and snacks to kids throughout the summer months, ensuring they have consistent access to the nutritious foods they need!

We partner with the USDA and ALSDE, as well as with local YMCA’s, schools, churches, and other kids’ programs to provide meals in low-income areas when school is not in session.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
fax: (202) 690-7442 or
email: program.intake@usda.gov.