Resources in Response to Covid-19


Click Here for a List of Food Assistance Locations: ***Call Ahead to verify times and availability, there are many people struggling and in need of help at this time***

Most school districts have designated areas for student lunch pick-up through April.  Jefferson County Schools have ended their lunch program.   Please call or visit your district's website for information.

Food USA - The Food Stamp Information Center (Food USA) Call 1-800-FOODUSA
***SNAP benefits have expanded call for information on how to apply***

In the Mobile Area, find additional locations of food pantries, some which may be more convenient to the resident, dial 251.653.1617. Families can also learn about other resources, ranging from the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The city of Montgomery has created an interactive food access map for students and other in need.

Opelika has a food acces site that is open 24/7, The Little Food Pantry

University of Alabama's Emergency Student Relief Fund can assist with some funds for food, housing concerns and distance learning tools.

Health & Wellness

Covid-19 Testing Sites: 

Click the Link for Most Up-To-Date Locations in Birmingham

Click here for testing sites across central Alabama

Or Call the ADPH for testing centers near you:  888-264-2256

Online AA meetings

Central Alabama Wellness

Free On-Demand Workout Classes from YMCA

Meditation & Stress Release Youtube Playlist

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 24 hr Call Line:

 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Disaster Distress Helpline:  1-800-985-5990

Unemployment/Underemployment/Financial/ Legal Concerns

Alabama Dept. of Labor Unemployment

Aunt Bertha: Free or Reduced Cost Services for Food, Bills, etc.

Birmingham Virtual Tip Jar (Assistance for those who work in the restaurant industry)

More Service Worker Emergency Funds: One Fair Wage

United Way- visit the website or dial 888-421-1266, or 866-234-5382 for more information about their Community Economic Relief Fund.

****Companies in Alabama are not disconnecting services for basic needs (water, electric, etc) during the time of crisis, despite ability to make payments at this time.  contact Alabama Utilities with any concerns.  Water Alabama Power****

  • Alabama Power announced it would suspend late payment fees and disconnections of service due to non-payment amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you need more information of if you have difficulty paying your bill call 1-800-245-2244.
  • Central Alabama Electric Cooperative says customers having difficulty budgeting for their electric bill can contact Customer Service at 1-800-545-5735. CAEC has implemented new procedures, which will allow them to assist and support members with flexible payment options.
  • Dixie Electric is also asking customers having trouble paying for their bill to contact their office at 1-888-349-4322 to speak with a service representative. They can guide you to community resources for assistance and will discuss options available to you as a member.

Birmingham Housing Authority:

#COVID19 TEXT ALERTS: To receive important information from HABD regarding COVID-19 and our daily operations, please text HABDCOVID to 797979. (Msg and data rates may apply)

File Your Taxes

FREE Legal Advice

The Scholly app is accepting appplications for their Student Relief Fund, college students can gain up to $200 in assistance.

Educational Support

Request a Laptop for Distance Learning: One Simple Wish

Free Tutoring

Free Spectrum Broadband/Wi-fi Access for Student (60 Days)

Learn @ Home With Youtube

Birmingham City Schools Middle School Distance Learning

Birmingham City Schools High School Distance Learning 

GED Practice and Prep

College Admissions Test Prep

Transportation/ ***Only When Absolutely Necessary Please Practice Social Distancing***

Birmingham on Demand

Max Transit


Digital Movie, Audio Book Downloads

Google Arts & Culture

Resources for Social Workers

Free Trainings Etc.


Foster Club Weekly Forum

***Spanish Speaking Resource Guide***