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Free food pantries in Tuscaloosa Alabama.

Food distribution centers across Tuscaloosa may be able to help the needy. Non-material support offered includes food, clothing, shelter, meals, and information on government food assistance. The specifics of each center will vary, however those are some of the typical services offered.

Most locations will offer emergency food boxes, groceries, and meals. In addition, get referral for other local Tuscaloosa services such as counseling, health, jobs training, and programs such as SNAP food stamps and WIC. The various pantries are committed to offering food relief and financial support to residents throughout the county. Anyone can call and ask for help, and the centers will do their best to not turn anyone away.

Hundreds of people receive some form of assistance every month. Many are unemployed or are asking for assistance for the first time. If you or your family is going through a difficult period, never hesitate to call a Tuscaloosa Alabama food bank, church, or pantry.

The Wings of Grace Relief Center
(A Ministry of Forest Lake Baptist Church)

3101 Alabama Ave NE
Tuscaloosa AL 35404
Phone: 205-759-1039
Food and clothing available, Thursdays only, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
This is our new location, the Holt Campus of Forest Lake Baptist Church in the former Holt Baptist Church building.

Canterbury Episcopal Chapel
Address: 812 5th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Call (205) 345-9590 for service/intake




Catholic Social Services
Location - 608 37th Street East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone (205) 759-1268
Assistance programs offered for people across Tuscaloosa include the following. Use the food pantry for free items, clothing closet, work and school uniforms, and items such as diapers and baby formula. May be able to coordinate a very limited amount of financial assistance for bills, housing, and other needs. Short term shelter and housing may be provided too.

Community Service Programs Of West Alabama
601 Black Bears Way
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Dial the center at (205) 752-5429
Can provide referrals to pantries, food stamps programs, holiday meals, and other support in Tuscaloosa County. Read more on Community Action in Tuscaloosa County

Forest Lake Baptist Church
107 18th Street
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Call (205) 759-1569 for hours of food and grocery distribution.

Hargrove Memorial United Methodist Church
Main address is 1812 Hargrove Road East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Dial (205) 553-7271





Salvation Army
Old Goody's Building In Mcfarland Mall
Tuscaloosa, Al 35401
(205) 758-2804
Another of the leading social service agencies. Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals are offered. People facing shot off or evictions may qualify for help. Also use the services of the food pantry.

Temporary Emergency Services
Food Pantry/temporary Emergency Services
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
(205) 758-5535
A second location of the counties Temporary Emergency Services is located at 1705 15th Street, Tuscaloosa, Al 35401, dial (205) 345-7330 or call (205) 758-5535.

University Presbyterian Church
1127 8th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone number is (205) 758-5422. A volunteer or representative of the church can advice you. This national non-profit agency sells food at a greatly reduced rate. Anyone can buy it, regardless of their income. Families are able to receive high quality food and meals for up to 50% on the retail price. Find more on discount food boxes.

West Alabama AIDS Outreach Client Service & Prevention Education
Address is 2720 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Dial (205) 633-2437 or (205) 759-8470


By Jon McNamara

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