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Free food pantries, soup kitchens and groceries in Mobile Alabama.

Find free food, meals and groceries in Mobile County Alabama. Assistance is provided by a number of churches, charities and free emergency food pantries that are near you. Most of the centers focus on families and individuals who are faced with a crisis or emergency. Low-income families can apply get help from free food giveaways near them, Meals on Wheels and other services in Mobile. Find more details below as well as a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page for meals, groceries, and holiday basket programs.

While the exact type of services and resources offered by each food pantry or soup kitchen will vary, in general assistance can be provided to the low income for a wide variety of needs. This can include free food, clothes, bags of groceries, household articles, meals, and personal hygiene items. Some centers may even be able to provide, or direct Mobile families to, financial assistance for medicine, rent, transportation, and utilities. Free food banks and pantries are open most days of the week in Mobile County, including today.

Overall, food banks in Mobile Alabama can impact the communities and neighborhood. The support arranged includes Food Distribution, Youth & Childrens Programs, Weekly Community Outreaches, Holiday Food Boxes, and Turkey Giveaways and Christmas or Thanksgiving Dinners. Many locations even have case workers that can help people apply for government assistance ranging from WIC vouchers to food stamps.

Places for food assistance in Mobile Alabama

Mobile Catholic Social Services at St. Margaret's Catholic Church
Location - 13790 South Wintzell Avenue, Bayou La Batre, Alabama 36509. Phone number is (251) 434-1550 Ext. 44
Not only can Catholic Charities provide families access to a food pantry, but they may also have from time to time limited amounts of financial assistance for paying bills. This will include rent and referrals to other social service programs and resources.

Salvation Army-Social Services
Social services are at 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, AL 36604. Main number is (251) 438-1625.
The faith based charity has a number of assistance programs, including a free food pantry and soup kitchen. Canned groceries, fresh fruit or dairy, baby formula and more is offered. There are also seasonal free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets or detergent and personal care stuff. Or get financial aid, help with SNAP food stamps and other social services.




New Beginnings Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Address is 855 McRae Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36606. Dial (251) 471-3010

St. Pius X Church
Free food pantry is at 217 South Sage Ave., Mobile, AL 36606. Main number is (251) 391-9499.
Based on donations there may be Canned chicken or other meats. Or cereal, pasta, rice, and other non-perishable food. They feed the poor, hungry, unemployed an elderly among others.

Hands of Hope Ministry
A soup kitchen and free food bank is at 3750 Michael Blvd, Mobile, AL 36609. Dial (251) 342-4886.
Assistance programs include a food pantry, clothing closet, and more. They also give holiday meals, fresh fruits, Meals on Wheels as well as fresh vegetables at the charity.

City Church of Mobile
Address is 3750 Michael Blvd., Mobile, AL 36609. Dial (251) 342-4886

Saraland United Methodist Church
415 McKeough Avenue, Saraland, Alabama 36571. Dial (251) 675-2728

Mobile County community action agencies
There are multiple locations and sites. They help low income and/or struggling families. This can include everything from a box of free groceries to applications to public aid such as SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers. Or get free grants for bills, job programs, and many other social services.

  • Mobile and South Brookely Community Action Agency, 1600 Boykin Boulevard, Mobile, Alabama 36605. Call (251) 476-6425
  • Mount Vernon Alabama Community Action Agency - Main address - 1200 Park Street Hwy 43, Mount Vernon, Alabama 36560. Dial (251) 829-6362 for service. Surplus government USDA Commodities may be available along with applications to federal government food programs.
  • Community Action Agency - Mobile. 204 East Main Street, Prichard, Alabama 36610. Phone: (251) 457-5700. The primary community action agency in Mobile, and offers extensive financial assistance.
  • Community Action Agency - Mobile - Bayou La Batre - 13865 South Wintzell , Bayou La Batre, AL 36509-2401. Call (251) 824-7026. Most of the support is from referrals to government aid such as SNAP food stamps or surplus USDA commodities.
  • Community Action Agency - Mobile - Wilmer - Location is 3810 Wulff Road, Semmes, Alabama 36575. Call (251) 645-5266
  • Plateau Community Action Agency. Address: 517 Meaher Street, Prichard, AL 36610. Primary phone number - (251) 456-2251
  • There are many other assistance programs too, including Meals on Wheels, free food for children, vouchers for grocery program giveaways and more. Continue with Mobile County community action assistance programs.





St. Mark United Methodist Church Society of St. Stephen
Center is at 439 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609. Call (251) 342-5861

St. Vincent de Paul at Our Savior Catholic Church
1801 Cody Rd. South. Mobile, AL 36695. The pantry is open Monday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30. Call 251-633-6762
The charity covers the zip codes of 36695 and the area in 36609 bounded by Cottage Hill to Knollwood to Grelot to Hillcrest.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God
Address is 444 Azalea Rd, Mobile, AL 36609. Call (404 ) 509-0967.
A client choice, emergency food pantry. Single moms, the disabled, and low income are main clients.

Providence Baptist Church
Address is 2159 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36606. Dial (251) 802-8732

The Service Center Of Catholic Social Services
Location of center is 555 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Al 36602. Call (251) 434-1500
Not only may an emergency box of groceries be passed out, but there are also free holiday meals. Clients are the homeless and very low income.

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
A pantry and feeding site are at 1712 Chastang Street, Prichard, AL 36610. For hours, call (251) 665-7005

Chickasaw United Methodist Church - Mike's Pantry
108 Lee Street, Chickasaw, AL 36611. Call (251) 452-3461.
Get free Filling, shelf-stable foods. Dairy, Ensure for seniors, or paper products too. Some families may be given gift cards or vouchers.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist
Address - 132 N Hobbs Ave, Prichard, AL 36610. Dial (251) 591-0657
Regardless of age, race, or religion, there is a free food bank and soup kitchen. Meals, groceries, holiday baskets, small toys, and more items are provided in Mobile County.

Trinity Episcopal Church
Location is 1900 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36606. Telephone - (251) 473-2779

First Baptist Church of Satsuma
Address : 5600 Old Highway 43, Satsuma, AL 36572. Dial (251) 675-1280

St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church
A pantry is at 2707 Josephine St., Mobile, AL 36607. Telephone - (251) 344-6760
A free, emergency food pantry with dry and canned goods. Or get dairy, bread, milk, paper products, and personal toiletries like feminine goods.





First Baptist Church of Baltimore Street
Main address is 1200 Baltimore St, Mobile, Alabama 36605. Call (251) 433-8492.

Loaves And Fishes is offered by the Salvation Army Mobile Area Command
3200 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, AL 36606. Call (251) 479-2389 to speak to a case manager.
The Mobile Salvation Army can direct those in need to a number of programs. They include food for the low income and holiday meals and gifts. Limited funds for rent and other emergency expenses may be provided too, such as medications and even gasoline. All resources in Mobile are limited.

Serving Our Unique People - SOUP
1320 Center Street, Mobile, AL 36604. Dial (251) 377-0030
Free hot meals, including breakfast, dinner, or lunch. There may be small bags of groceries, a blanket for the homeless, and holiday meals. There may be Canned Tuna / Fish, Baby formula, Dry Beans, cooking oils and other goods.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Main address - 1012 Adams Street, Mobile, AL 36603. Phone: (251) 432-2997

St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church
A pantry is at 108 North Dearborn Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602. Dial (251) 438-3823

True Miracle Church of God
Address - 817 Overton Street, Prichard, Alabama 36610. Call (251) 452-4628

State Street AME Zion Church
Location is 502 State St, Mobile, AL 36603. Telephone - 251-635-0099
The groceries passed out may include Boxed stuffing, Canned chili, nuts, peanut butter and more. The church volunteers also give counseling, direction, and referrals.

Church of God House of Deliverance
Food bank is at 2652 Esau Ave, Mobile, AL 36617. Phone: (251) 456-2068

Overflow Ministries Inc
Address is 1201 North Dr, Mobile, AL 36605. Telephone - 251-232-1883
The charity works to feed the hungry. Children, single parents, and other can get a free box of groceries, a hot meal, or some basic needs.

St. Andrew Episcopal Church
Address is 1854 Staples Road, Mobile, Alabama 36605. Phone: (251) 599-0736

Greater Miracle Temple
Location is 703 South Hobbs Avenue, Prichard, Alabama 36610. Call (251) 604-1057

Citronelle United Methodist Church
Address - 7970 Lebaron Avenue
Citronelle, Alabama 36522
Call the church at (251) 866-7423







Citronelle Community Action Agency
19165 N Main Street
Citronelle, Al 36522
Call (251) 866-7386 for Service/intake
Most of the Mobile Alabama community action agencies can offer a number of assistance programs. They range from food to clothing. Also can help people apply and direct individuals to utility assistance, homeless prevention, and federal government programs like LIHEAP.

Pure Word Ministries
2530 South Shelton Beach Road
Eight Mile, AL 36613
Telephone number - (251) 281-7219

Community Action Agency of Irvingtion
8740 Mcdonald Road
Irvington, Alabama 36544
(251) 957-6722 is the main number for service/intake.
Programs range from information to Meals on Wheels for seniors and the homebound to referrals to free food pantries.

Central Presbyterian Church
Address: 1260 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Service/intake number is (251) 432-0591
May have a clothing closet and surplus government food too.

Christ United Methodist
6101 Grelot Road
Mobile, Alabama 36609
Call (251) 380-0583

Life Gate Ministry
6024 Lorma Road
Mobile, AL 36608
Primary phone number - (251) 343-3351

Dream Center Mobile, Inc.
Po Box 13636, Mobile, AL 36663. Call (251) 452-8812
A number of counseling, food, groceries, and holidays meals are offered. Call to speak to a case worker who can address the crisis you are faced with. Also get help applying for government assistance such as WIC and food stamps. Read more on government food programs.

First Baptist Church Of Tillmans Corner
Address - 5660 Three Notch Road
Mobile, Alabama 36619
Service/intake : (251) 661-1299
Holiday food baskets, emergency food, and more is available.

Fulton Road Baptist Church
1800 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605
Call the church at (251) 471-2525 for hours of food distribution. May also have clothing and hygiene items for the homeless and working poor.

St. Matthews Episcopal Church
Food pantry address: 5901 Overlook Road
Mobile, AL 36618
Call (251) 342-1178

Via! Health Fitness And Enrichment Center
1717 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Telephone - (251) 470-5224
Clients of the pantry range from singles to families with children.

Bayou Sara Baptist Church Benevolence
12 Bayou Sara Avenue
Saraland, Alabama 36571
Phone number is (251) 675-1770
A food pantry may have everything from fruit and vegetables to baby formula or other goods. This can include paper products, cleaning supplies, and similar items.





Bay Area Food Bank
5248 Mobile S St
Theodore, AL
For information, dial (251) 653-1617
This location mostly works directly with churches and charities that operate food pantries or soup kitchens. Residents of Mobile can receive referrals from the agency.

Prodisee Pantry
Main address - 9315 Spanish Fort Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL
Phone - (251) 626-1720

Central Church Of Christ
225 Highway 43 South
Saraland, AL 36571
Call (251) 675-2752 in order to get Service/intake.

North Mobile Benevolent Association
Food bank address - 12 Bayou Sara Avenue
Saraland, AL 36571
Dial (251) 675-1770 for intake
Referrals may also be provided to other food banks in Mobile County.

Additional free food programs in Mobile County

For additional locations of food pantries near you, 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) to summer snacks or meals for children.


By Jon McNamara


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