The Hunger Ministry is the food ministry that has developed out of the Ministries Center over the years. It is fitting that the pantry is named after part of the Lord’s Prayer where we thank God for the provision of our food. Many times, throughout this ministry’s life people have come spiritually broken and physically hungry. God provided the eternal Bread of Life in Jesus, and we are called to share the temporary bread so people can hear of Him. The Hunger Ministry provides food, baby food, diapers (baby and adult), household cleaning supplies, personal hygiene, and feminine hygiene products to families in crisis.
An assessment is mandatory to receive services. Appointments are made 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays and 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Call 205-669-7858 for an appointment. The following information must be provided upon arrival for you to be considered for any assistance.
- Must be head of household.
- Identification for all household members. Acceptable forms are a valid drivers license with picture, state ID card with picture, Social Security card and/or birth certificate
- Provide proof of 911 address, such as a utility bill, phone bill, rent receipt, etc.
- Must provide proof of income for your household
Please note that assistance is not guaranteed. Applications are reviewed upon individual need. Shelby Baptist Association and Church & Community Ministries (CCM) does not provide any cash assistance, neither does CCM offer assistance for housing, medical assistance, and telephone bills.
The Hunger Ministry needs the following staple items: cereal, coffee, cornmeal and flour (self- rising), dried beans, grits, jelly (in plastic jars), macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, pasta, pasta sauce (in plastic jars), peanut butter, rice, sugar, household cleaning products, laundry detergent, and personal toiletries of all kinds.