The Salvation Army serves three hot meals to men, women and children residing at The Salvation Army. Lunch is open to the public daily for anyone who needs a meal. Traditional holiday meals are prepared for residents and the community on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. In 2019, 132,405 meals were served at the Center of Hope.
In 2019, we provided 2,182 boxes of groceries to families and individuals in the Birmingham area. At the Center of Hope, we have a marketplace food pantry that allows clients to shop for food or toiletry items they may need to supplement their pantry and meet dietary restrictions. We have three food pantries in our four-county footprint, where we provide emergency food boxes to hungry families: The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham, the Alabaster Corps and the Bessemer Corps.