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.
Use the Agency Finder to find a partner near you. Agencies receive food from us to distribute on a regular basis, and they are the easiest way to get connected to resources.
Or, view the Distribution Calendar below for our public distribution times and locations.
We partner with over 260 food pantries, churches, and nonprofits across our 12-county service area. We provide those partner agencies with food that they distribute free of charge. Times and days are subject to change, so be sure to call before attending.
The Community Food Bank also hosts a number of free food distributions throughout the month, called Mobile Pantries, and they are listed in the Calendar below.
Connect with a Partner Agency in your neighborhood!
We supply each agency with food, then they distribute it to their community.
Mobile Pantries are drive-up, free food distributions that include a selection of fresh produce, dry goods, meat, and dairy, hosted and run by Community Food Bank volunteers and staff. Food is while supplies last, so it may be beneficial to arrive early.
Distributions marked F2F are “Farmers to Families” fresh produce distributions, with local produce sourced from co-ops. These distributions are subject to change, so call beforehand to verify the time and availability. More distributions can be found on the Agency Finder! The calendar below is an incomplete selection, though more are being added every day.
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