Alabama Meals for Kids

Due to the trouble many people have been having accessing information on the USDA’s Meals 4 Kids website , we are posting the user-friendly map here!

Please note that some sites visible on this map indicate end dates that have already passed, but many of these sites continue to serve meals for children. We recommend contacting the meal site directly, or following up on the site’s webpage or Facebook page, for additional information.

Lakeshore Foundation Disability Community Needs Survey

According the the American Association on Health and Disability, “The Lakeshore Foundation is located in Birmingham, Alabama and is an internationally renowned organization. Lakeshore Foundation works closely with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL.”

Lakeshore Foundation-NCHPAD is trying to identify what people with disabilities and people with chronic conditions need most during the COVID-19 crisis. Please answer the questions using this survey link to help us figure out the best ways to support the community during this time. If you have any additional questions, please send an email to email@nchpad.org. The questions are included to help us understand what is most needed, but if you feel uncomfortable answering a question, you can skip it. All answers are anonymous.

Please note, the survey will be active through Friday April 17, 2020.

Thank you to the Alabama Partnership for Children for sharing information about this survey with ECHA.

AlTogether Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey announced the launch of Altogether Alabama, an online resource for Alabama residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site was developed in collaboration with Opportunity Alabama, a non-profit dedicated to supporting low-income “opportunity zones” throughout the state.

Governor Ivey describes the site as “a hub of up-to-date information about assistance programs that can help businesses and workers who are hurting. It will also connect those who want to extend a helping hand to those who need help.”

The website allows opportunities for individuals or businesses in need of assistance, and individuals or businesses desiring to give assistance, to locate helpful resources quickly. The website is designed to be a comprehensive source of information for Alabama citizens navigating the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Alabama SNAP Assistance

Alabama individuals in need of SNAP assistance may apply at the following link:

https://mydhr.alabama.gov

Individuals seeking assistance online must first create an account on the website. Printed applications are available in both English and Spanish, and they can be faxed or mailed to the individual’s nearest County DHR office, found on the map here.

Useful Videos Addressing COVID-19

Auburn University’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has created and posted the following informational videos to watch and share:

https://www.facebook.com/591440174330883/videos/3253687741337475/
COVID-19 Response: Information for Pregnant Teens and Women  by Willie Braggs, Nutrition Educator, Hale County
https://www.facebook.com/rcextension4H/videos/2763254007085483/UzpfSTU5MTQ0MDE3NDMzMDg4MzoxNzQ1Njg5MjEyMjM5MzAx/
COVID-19 Response: Top Ten Things You Need to Know by Ashley Butler, Nutrition Educator, Randolph/Chambers Counties
https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaEFNEP/videos/1138681986477072/UzpfSTU5MTQ0MDE3NDMzMDg4MzoxNzQ3MDc4MzkyMTAwMzgz/
COVID-19 Response: Cleaning and Sanitizing Surfaces by Linda Fluker, Nutrition Educator, Choctaw County
https://www.facebook.com/591440174330883/videos/689227281616785/
COVID-19 Response: Choose MyPlate by Anna Wells, Nutrition Educator, Houston County