Hoover Helps creates and support programs that help meet the basic needs of children in Hoover.  We work with faith-based organizations and local companies  to help children in need.

Backpack feeding programs provide weekend food to children that are food insecure.  We work with and support 16 faith-based organizations that operate weekend programs.  We also work with other groups to create additional ways to provide food to children and help provide other items of need.

Neighborhood Bridges Hoover is an internet platform that empowers our school counselors to post individual needs.  Needs are posted, then circulated via email and social media to people in our community.  By simply clicking the “I can help” button, needs are filled and delivered by counselors to the child in need.  Please visit neighborhood bridges Hoover and sign up using your email address.

Volunteer opportunities are available at our partner organizations

“As Hoover is typically considered to be amongst the more affluent communities in Alabama, it is very easy for individuals in need—especially children in need—to be overlooked. Low poverty rates can be very misleading for population-dense areas like Hoover, which has roughly as many individuals living in poverty as all of Greene County, AL—even though Green County’s poverty rate is ten times that of Hoover.”

“In school year 2014-2015, there were more than 3,000 children in the Hoover City School System relying on free/reduced rate meals during the school week, but who did not have access to those meals over weekends and holidays.”

Jon Barnacastle
Programs Coordinator
Community Foodbank of Central Alabama

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If you are in the Birmingham area and need assistance, dial 211 for United Way Referral Line or if you have internet access, you can reach the referral system here.



Green Valley Baptist Church has a Food Pantry on the third Tuesday of each month from 8am-11am
Green Valley Baptist Church
1815 Patton Chapel Road | Hoover, Alabama | 35226 | 205.822.2173


Bluff Park United Methodist Church has a Food Pantry for anyone the first Wednesday of each month from 9am-3pm
Bluff Park United Methodist Church
733 Valley Street

Hoover, AL 35226
(205) 822-0910


All elementary schools in the Hoover City School system have active backpack feeding programs

All middle schools in the Hoover City School system have feeding initiatives