(March 23, 2020) – Over the past week as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disruptions continue to increase, Feeding
the Gulf Coast has seen an increase in “Find Help” website traffic of over 700%. The food bank is actively
working with community partners to serve seniors, families, and children in need, especially individuals who are
considered in high-risk categories. The food bank remains committed to its mission of ensuring the needs of
communities are met.
"Our service area is experiencing an influx of need from those impacted by COVID-19," says Dan Emery, newly
appointed President and CEO for Feeding the Gulf Coast. "School closures, and local job layoffs are leading to
an unprecedented need for those who typically may not experience food insecurity. While those that struggle on
a daily basis are now in an even more critical situation, compounded by the economic stress this virus has
created in our communities."
As families are faced with an increased need for food due to school closures, inability to work, or facing
self-quarantine requirements, the "Find Help" feature available at www.feedingthegulfcoast.org, is the best
source of information for families and individuals seeking assistance. Individuals can also call (888) 704-FOOD.
The food bank works with over 400 partner agencies. Several partners have upcoming food distributions this
week (locations listed below.)
The food bank is partnering with local community organizations to offer free meals to children, 18 and under,
who are no longer receiving free or reduced lunch due to school closures. The food bank is serving over 1,800
child nutrition meals daily to sites. Those sites will serve grab and go meals and will be listed on our website
(Alabama and Florida locations listed below.)
Feeding the Gulf Coast continues to develop and implement response solutions to meet the increased need
already being seen across the service area. These solutions include strategies for the distribution of emergency
food boxes for those affected by school closures, quarantines and the growing economic impact of this crisis.
Community support is always needed, especially during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, healthy
volunteers and donations are critical. Individuals looking to donate or volunteer can do so by visiting
During this time of uncertainty and crisis, Feeding the Gulf Coast remains dedicated to serving the community.
Working with community partners, the food bank will continue to be an organization of hope and support for
families facing hunger. For more information regarding the work Feeding the Gulf Coast is doing to fight hunger
during this time of increased need visit https://www.feedingthegulfcoast.org/learn-more/covid-19-response.
Feeding the Gulf Coast Partner Agencies with upcoming distributions:
Prodisee Pantry: Tuesday: 9:00-12:00
US Hwy 31, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Central Prebyterian Mobile Pantry, Tuesday: 1:00
1260 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604
Chickasaw UMC: Wednesday: Time TBD
108 Lee St, Chickasaw, AL 36611
Wilmer Baptist Church: Wednesday: Time TBD
6383 2nd St., Wilmer, AL 36587
Closing the Revolving Door: Thursday: 3:00
216 East Prichard, Prichard, AL 36610
Alabama Child Nutrition Sites Serving Monday through Friday:
African Universal Resource Center: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8355 Jonesboro Road, Daphne, AL 36526
Bounds Family YMCA: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
30900 AL 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Chickasaw Elementary School: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
80 Grant Street, Chickasaw, AL 36611
Chickasaw High School: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
50 Chieftain Way, Chickasaw, AL 36611
City of Prichard Infra-Care Center: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
520 Escambia Street, Prichard, AL 36610
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
13995 County Road 66, Loxley, AL 36551
Fairhope Point Clear Rotary Youth Programs: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
19128 Young Street, Fairhope, Baldwin, AL 36532
Gateway to Heaven: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
321 Alco Drive, Brewton, AL 36426
Harmon Thomas Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1611 Belfast Street, Mobile, AL 36605
Hearin Chandler Family YMCA: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
951 Downtowner Blvd, Mobile, AL 36609
Hillsdale Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
558 Felhorn Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
Hope Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
850 Edwards Street, Mobile, AL 36602
James Seals Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
540 Texas Street, Mobile, AL 36603
John McClure Snook Family YMCA, Foley Elementary: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2560 S Pine Street, Foley, Baldwin, AL 36535
John McClure Snook Youth Club of Foley: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
1391 S Cedar Street, Foley, AL 36535
Joseph Dotch Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3100 Bank Ave, Mobile, AL 36617
Laun Recreation Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5401 Windmill Drive, Mobile, AL 36693
Michael Figures Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
658 Donald Street, Mobile, AL 36617
Mitternight Recreation Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5310 Colonial Oaks Drive, Mobile, AL 36618
North Mobile Family YMCA: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
401 Shelton Beach Road, Saraland, AL 36571
Optimist Boys and Girls Club: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1517 Plaza Drive, Mobile, AL 36605
Rickarby Park: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
550 Rickarby Street, Mobile, AL 36606
Spring Hill Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1151 Springhill Ave, Mobile, AL 36604
Stott’s Recreation Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2150 N. Demetropolis Rd., Mobile, AL 36693
Taylor Park Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1050 Baltimore St., Mobile, AL 36605
Thomas Sullivan Community Center: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
351 North Catherine St., Mobile, AL 36603
Florida Child Nutrition Sites Serving Monday through Friday:
E Comfort, Inc.: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2300 N. Pace Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32505
Cobb Resource Center: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
601 E. Mallory St., Pensacola, FL 32501
Fricker Resource Center: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
900 North F Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
Woodland Heights : 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
111 Berkley Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503
Gull Point Resource Center
7000 Spanish Trail, Pensacola, FL 32504
Carver Park Community Center
208 Webb St, Cantonment, FL 32533
Bethel AME Church: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
511 Woodland Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503
Brownsville Community Center
3200 W DeSoto St., Pensacola, FL 32505
Bellview Assembly of God (Monday and Thursday ONLY) : 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2920 W. Michigan Ave, Pensacola FL 32526
Molino Branch Library
6450-A Highway 95A, Molino, FL 32577
West Florida Libraries- Downtown
239 N. Spring St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Morris Court: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1401 W. Lloyd Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
Shooting Starz Unlimited: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
312 E. Nine Mile Road unit 14, Pensacola FL 32514
Dixon School of Arts and Science
1201 H St., Pensacola, FL
Tryon Beach Library
1200 Langley Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504
Genealogy Branch Library
5740 N. 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504
Southwest Branch Library
12248 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL 32507
Westside Branch Library
1301 W. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502
9600 N. Palafox, Pensacola, FL 32534
Lillian Square Apartments
7200 Lillian Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32506
Magnolia Crossing Apartments: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
4312 Magnolia Crossing Circle, Pace, FL 32571
My Father's Arrows, Inc.
4025 Hwy 178, Jay, FL 32565
2014 gate code
Century Branch Library
7991 N. Century Blvd., Century, FL 32535
Esto Town Hall: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3312 2nd Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425
Town of Ponce de Leon
Co Rd 10, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455
4217 Old Bonifay Rd, Bonifay, FL 32425
Washington County Libraries: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1444 Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL 32428
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About Feeding the Gulf Coast
Feeding the Gulf Coast, formerly Bay Area Food Bank, serves a 24-county area spanning the Florida panhandle,
south Alabama, and south Mississippi. In 2019, the food bank distributed over 24 million meals to over 400
church pantries, soup kitchens, and other nonprofit organizations throughout its service area. The food bank
also operates multiple hunger-relief and nutrition programs, including Summer Meals, Afterschool Meal,
Backpack, Disaster Relief, Mobile Pantry and Produce Drop Distributions and Nutrition Education. Feeding the
Gulf Coast is a United Way member agency and a member of Feeding America. For more information, visit