How you can help
Serving the less fortunate is a privilege made possible by the support we receive from generous, impassioned individuals and corporate partners who care about every person in our community. Ongoing financial support perpetuates our critical day-to-day operations, but there are many ways to lend your support.
Make a financial donation now
Your contributions help us pay for the cost of picking up and delivering food.
Credit card payments are accepted via Paypal by clicking on the DONATE TODAY! button on the right.
Checks can be mailed to our office at:
P.O. Box 11292
Birmingham, Alabama 35202
Become a donor agency
If you are involved in the food preparation and delivery business and want to make good use of your leftovers, join our group of food donors. Please see the food liability information covered by the Good Samaritan Act. We also welcome donated food through food drives. Call us if you would like to organize a food drive. See our list of suggested food drive items.
Become a recipient agency
Rescued food is provided to feeding agencies, shelters and church ministries. If you know of an organization that needs our food support, please contact our office. View a list of recipient agencies.
Provide ongoing financial support
Ongoing, monthly financial support allows us to plan for expenses and maintain healthy operations. Faith, civic and corporate organizations can lend support through annual or monthly grants. Contact our office for more information on how to get started.
Magic City Harvest hosts two events each year. Feeds Birmingham is one that needs volunteers to assemble lunches and deliver them. We need your help coordinating the work of vendors, volunteer drivers and sponsors. Empty Bowls is a soup and bread lunch that needs volunteers to paint bowls and help with the lunch.
Recovering healthy food for our community is a challenge and many of the agencies we support do not have the capacity to prepare healthy meals using fresh produce. Magic City Harvest is working with several nonprofit organizations to find ways we can increase the nutritional value of food served to people in need. We are also partnering with an organization to establish community coolers in several locations throughout Birmingham. We need your help to coordinate our efforts with other nonprofit organizations.