In 2014, Cahaba Medical Care opened the CMC Community Center in Centreville to further assist patients and community members experiencing financial hardship by offering household items and clothing for all ages and genders. Through partnerships and generous donations from local agencies and private citizens, the CMC Community Center established a food bank in the summer of 2015 and continues to provide nourishing food, clothing and other essential items to many of our community residents and families in need.
FOOD BANK & CLOTHING CLOSET
The CMC Community Center’s food bank and clothing closet are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM for both CMC patients and other community members in need. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, or a donation of food or clothing, please contact our Social Work Office.
BACKPACK BUDDIES PROGRAM
In 2016, Cahaba Medical Care established its Backpack Buddies Program, a weekend meals program that provides two nutritious, pre-packaged meals each week to students that have been identified by school administrators as displaying characteristics of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition. The identified students usually come from low-income homes in both rural and urban underserved areas and typically receive free or reduced-priced meals at while at school. Through this program, we’re able to provide students with meals to get them through the weekend that they may not otherwise get due to various reasons.
The Backpack Buddies Program is coordinated through our Social Work Department in partnership with the West Alabama and Central Alabama Food Banks, and is offered at several local schools within the communities we serve in Bibb, Chilton and Jefferson Counties. During the 2017-2018 school year, CMC was able to distribute 5,100 backpack meals to students in need with the help of donations from individuals and businesses in our local communities. In 2018, the program was extended to a include community-based tutoring program, providing meals during the summer months to participating students with food insecurity.
BROWN BAG PROGRAM
Because of the vast geriatric population in need of food staples, CMC collaborated with the West Alabama Food Bank in May 2018 to establish the first Brown Bag program in Bibb County for seniors age 65 and older. This program currently serves more than 50 seniors throughout the county each month. CMC also has an active Backpack Buddies program providing weekend meals for students at various schools within the communities we serve.
COMMUNITY CENTER SERVICES
Brown Bag Program
Backpack Buddies Program
American Red Cross - Bibb County Chapter Home Office
Counseling and Mental Health Services
COMMUNITY CENTER HOURS
Social Work Office Hours
8 AM - 5 PM Monday-Friday
Closed daily from 12:30-1:30 PM for lunch
Food Bank/Clothing Closet Hours
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM