Birmingham, AL (August 14, 2019) — The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham hosted its 2nd Annual Dinner in the Streets community dining event on Thursday, August 15, to support the daily feeding programs of The Salvation Army. This unique dining event was held on 1st Avenue South in between 14th Street South and 16th Street South in between Regions Field and Railroad Park.
Attendees enjoyed an outdoor community dinner and live music underneath the stars. Dinner was shared with 140 guests at one long community dining table. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for our hungry neighbors and to raise funds to help us feed those that need our help in Birmingham.
“Our daily feeding programs and our marketplace food pantry are very important to those we serve. The face of hunger in our city is changing. It’s not just the homeless that wonder how they will find food for their next meal. Hunger can affect people from all walks of life,” says Major Charles Powell, Birmingham Area Commander. “It’s important for us to spread awareness of food insecurity in Birmingham and we are thankful to our donors for their support of these important programs.”
The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham serves meals 365 days a year. Last year, over 121,000 warm meals were served including breakfast, lunch and dinner to men, women and families living in the shelter and the community-at-large. In addition, The Salvation Army provides an average of 50 food boxes per week to food insecure families and individuals facing hunger.