Congratulations to the Center of Hope Food Ministry at St. Mark A.M.E. Church, where Rev. Antonio R. Thomas is the Pastor. They are celebrating 10 years of uninterrupted service. This is a huge milestone.

This decade of service hosted by the St. Mark A.M.E. Church is truly in line with “to whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48).” We appreciate you for your contributions to the West Alabama community.

Shortly after the tornadoes' devastation, the St. Mark A.M.E. Church established the Center of Hope in 2011. In the time of need for many in our area, they provided food, supplies & clothing.

Free Curbside Food Distribution

To commemorate 10 years of service, they are focused on continuing uninterrupted food for citizens this year. The curbside food packets are provided on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For August, this means the 12th and 26th.

What you need to bring

An unexpired Photo ID

Complete a short USDA registration form


The Center of Hope at St. Mark A.M.E. Church is located on 18th Street, which is 2 blocks from the Barnes YMCA.

ADDRESS: 2715 18th Street Tuscaloosa 35401

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To help prepare you for the holidays, they will provide food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. That curbside foodservice pick-up will be on the 2nd and 3rd Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The St. Mark A.M.E. Church supports the Center of Hope Food Ministry efforts. Also, support comes from community partners like the Tuscaloosa Education Retirees Association, the Missionary Society of Beautiful Zion A.M.E. Zion Church and the A.M.E. Zion Tuscaloosa-Bessemer District.




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