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

Limited material items and free food is provided by a number of churches, charities and free emergency food pantries in Mobile County Alabama that are near you. Most of the centers focus on families and individuals who are faced with a crisis or emergency. 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, clothing, furniture and appliances, 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.

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.

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.

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.




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.

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.





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

Mobile and South Brookely Community Action Agency
1600 Boykin Boulevard
Mobile, Alabama 36605
Call (251) 476-6425

Dream Center Mobile, Inc.
Po Box 13636
Mobile, AL 36663
(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.

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.







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.

Mount Vernon Alabama Community Action Agency
Main address - 1200 Park Street Hwy 43
Mount Vernon, Alabama 36560
Dial (251) 829-6362 for services
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
(251) 457-5700
The primary community action agency in Mobile, and offers extensive financial assistance.

Plateau Community Action Agency
Address: 517 Meaher Street
Prichard, AL 36610
Primary phone number - (251) 456-2251

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.

Community Action Agency - Mobile - Wilmer
Location is 3810 Wulff Road
Semmes, Alabama 36575
Call (251) 645-5266

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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