Local Resources for Staff and Patients Affected by COVID-19
As we navigate our families through this virus outbreak, we would like to share some very helpful info and resources to our staff and patients. We also want to help support any community businesses who have experienced the blow of this outbreak as well. It is our hope that our Birmingham community will continue to monitor updates for social distancing and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. We will continue to update this list in the coming days.
Of course we are very concerned about the community, but our friends at the local eateries are really feeling the drought of customers. No one knows how long this luxury will last, so let’s support it while it is an option! Please consider supporting them with curbside pick up, or purchase a gift certificate for yourself or a friend who needs something to look forward to when all this is over!
Birmingham City Schools:
“Grab-and-go” meals for students
Multiple locations (website here for details)
Charley’s at Brookwood Mall:
744 Brookwood Village Ste 239 | Birmingham, AL 35209
Free kids meal to any child
Homewood Bagel Company:
2907 Central Avenue | Homewood 35209
If you are concerned about your child not being able to eat breakfast or lunch due to the school closures bring them to Homewood Bagel for free cereal breakfasts or PBJ lunches. No questions asked.
Will be making lunch each day for those Homewood Students and delivering them to a pick up spot. They will also be given breakfast for the following day.
ALL Hoover City Schools
*Student meals will be available at Green Valley Elementary School next week (Monday-Friday) between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. These will be drive-up, grab-and-go bagged meals. Green Valley Elementary School is located at 3200 Old Columbiana Road Hoover, AL 35226
Morris Volunteer Fire Dept:
668 1st Ave S, Morris, AL 35116
Hours vary, call for details
358 Hollywood Blvd. | Birmingham, Alabama 35209
If the school closures have you concerned about a child not being able to eat breakfast or lunch, bring them to the OE M-F for a free kid’s breakfast or lunch. No questions asked.
600 Oak Grove Road | Homewood, Alabama 35209
In support of our local community, bring the kids in for lunch Monday – Friday until they go back to school and they eat free!
(*Select locations: Vestavia – 1919 Kentucky Avenue, Hoover – 4730 Chace Lake Circle, Inverness – 4647 HWY 280 E, Alabaster (Drive Thru) – 634 1st St N, Birmingham/Colonnade (Drive Thru) – 3411 Colonnade Parkway, Trussville – 5431 Patrick Way, Gadsden – 510 E Meighan BLVD, Jacksonville (Drive Thru) – 505 Pelham Rd N, Enterprise (Drive Thru) – 913 Rucker BLVD)*
St. Clair County Schools:
Free lunch and breakfast to ANY child
Multiple locations (check website for more information)
YMCA Chilton County:
405 Ollie Ave | Clanton, Alabama 35045
Serving free lunch for all school aged children at the Y when school is out.
Vintage Comfort Food Truck
Free PBJ & other food items to children
Delivery to Hoover and surrounding areas (contact owner on their Facebook page)
Opens 6AM, Mon – Fri
Food & Prescriptions Resources
PARENTS WITH BABIES:
If any parents have run out of formula or are running low – call the number on the back of your canister and explain to them the virus has affected your abilities to find any formula – they will send you a case free of charge! Enfamil and Goodstart do this!
Serving You Ministries:
Beginning Sunday, March 15th, Serving You Ministries will be open for emergency food assistance ONLY. You do NOT need an appointment for this assistance. Please, if you need food, please pull up to the side of the building on 66th Street and wait in your car. We will bring the form to the car for you to fill out and will place the groceries in the trunk for you.
Again, no appointment is needed. We are suspending the “6 month” rule during this time, so if you need groceries, you will qualify.
The days/times we will be open for food pick-up are:
Sunday (15th) – 2:15 pm til 4:15 pm
Monday (16th) – 9 til 11 am & 2 til 4 pm
Tuesday (17th) – 9 til 11 am & 2 til 4 pm
Wednesday (18th) – 9 til 11 am & 3 til 5 pm
Thursday (19th) – 9 til 11 am
We WILL BE CLOSED the following week, March 22 through March 29th for Spring Break. Please, if you need food, make sure you get it this week!
Location: 6523 1st Avenue North in East Lake. All information can be found on their website at http://www.servingyou.org.
Several industries are at risk of financial hardship, such as travel and hospitality. We anticipate a significant increase in emergency assistance for low-wage employees who may be temporarily laid off due to the coronavirus. Types of support include rent/mortgage, utility, and food assistance.
List of locally owned pharmacies who will do a free delivery medications and supplies to areas around Birmingham, click here.
Community Foodbank assistance for families in need of groceries. It is recommended calling before you go to confirm program hours and requirements.
United Way: Providing information through our 2-1-1 Information and Referral Center. Just dial the numbers 2-1-1 and you’ll be connected with a live operator who will provide the latest information from several credible sources and direct you to resources if needed.
Beginning March 16, the company commits to offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription.
To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Or for more information, click here.
Offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. For more information click here.
For those of you that need ideas of activities for children while schools are closed, check out this link with 150 ideas.
Scholastic set up a ‘Learn From Home’ website with four categories: PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6+. Each section is already equipped with one week of content for students with 15 additional days on the way.
Virtual Fieldtrips Click here