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A soup kitchen volunteer serving a spoon full of vegetables onto a guests plate. They are holding the plate over a long line of colorful food options to choose from.

Our community's

response to hunger

The Community Kitchens of Birmingham

We are a nonprofit organization that has been working to close the gap in access to food, healthcare, mental health and addiction recovery referral services for the unhoused, underserved, and under represented in Jefferson County for over 44 years.

About Us

 We pride ourselves on providing healthy, nutritious meals to those in need throughout the community. Whether you are facing homelessness, struggling to make ends meet, or just in need of a warm meal, our team of dedicated staff and volunteers are here to serve you. We offer meals at no cost to hungry residents, six days a week.

Our doors are open to all.

A hunger relief volunteer handing a plate of food to a guest as another volunteer prepares to make another plate in the background.

1 in 5

people in our community struggle with hunger


highest food hardship rate in the nation


number of serving days each year


number of meals served annually

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 In Alabama alone, close to 2,000,000 residents live in a food desert, and almost 150,000 of them live in Birmingham.


This accounts for 69% of the city’s total population.

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