A group in the WE Garden

WE Garden Needs

  • Water catchment system
  • Work van / mini van for produce transport
  • Garden benches (wood or cement)
  • Gazebo construction
  • Lawn mower
  • Swing set
  • Chicken tractor (example)
  • Volunteers on Wednesdays and Saturdays (8 a.m. – noon): contact Ama for details at 781-0517

Snack Bag Needs

CHIPS/CRACKERS – (family or regular size packages if individual packs can’t be accessed)

  • CORN CHIPS – plain
  • PITA CHIPS – plain
  • POTATO CHIPS – plain
  • SUN CHIPS
  • WHOLE GRAIN CRACKERS – (wheat thins, premium, stoned wheat thins, back to nature)

PROTEIN/MEATS

  • PEANUT BUTTER (Smuckers preferred)
  • ALMOND BUTTER (for those with peanut allergies)
  • CHICKEN POUCHES (7 oz. packages)
  • TUNA POUCHES (in water)
  • NUTS (almonds, pecans, walnuts)

FRESH FRUIT/DRIED FRUIT

  • APPLES
  • ORANGES
  • RAISINS
  • CRANBERRIES

VEGGIES

  • BABY CARROTS
  • CELERY

CONDIMENTS

  • HONEY
  • JELLY (all fruit, simply fruit)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • SKINNY POP POPCORN
  • CASCADIAN FARMS GRANOLA BARS OR KASHI GRANOLA BARS

SERVICEWARE

  • PAPER LUNCH BAGS
  • ZIPLOCK BAGS (sandwich size)
  • PLASTIC FORKS
  • NAPKINS
  • INDIVIDUAL HAND WIPES
  • BOTTLED WATER

Blue Paint Rollers

Joe Rush Center Needs

  • Van or truck for hauling ladders, paint, and supplies
  • Volunteers for tile floor work
  • paint brushes
  • paint rollers
  • white paint
  • painter’s tape
  • volunteer groups: please contact Danny at 205-781-0517
Crayons and markers

Urban Kids Needs

This list is being updated. Please check back with us. You may also call (205/781-0517) or email us with any questions related to the Urban Kids program.

Apples

Emergency Food Pantry Needs

Donations are best received weekdays between 1 and 3. Please call ahead (205-781-0517) to schedule your delivery. Pick-up may be available for large donations.

  • Staples
    • baking powder
    • baking soda
    • canned chicken
    • canned salmon
    • canned tuna
    • cocoa
    • coffee
    • honey
    • hot cereal
    • jelly
    • pancake mix
    • pasta
    • peanut butter
    • soup
    • syrup
    • tea
  • Fresh Produce
    • apples
    • onions
    • oranges
    • potatoes
    • sweet potatoes
  • 2-Lb Project
    • dried beans
    • dried milk
    • flour
    • meal
    • rice
    • salt
    • sugar
Urban Ministry building

Building & Facility Needs

  • Office supplies: copy paper, pens, print cartridges, tape, etc.
  • Electrical and water hook-up for WE Gardens
  • Parking lot repaving
Your financial gifts sustain the ministries of compassion and wholeness to the community. Unrestricted financial gifts are a tremendous help that allow Urban Ministry to apply the gift to the areas of greatest need.

Make a contribution now.

Urban Ministry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations may be tax-deductible.

Also see on this page the current needs for our Building & Facilities, Community Kitchen & Food Pantry, Joe Rush Center for Urban Mission, Urban Kids, and WE Gardens.

We are open 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday to accept your donated items. Deliver items to us at 1229 Cotton Ave. SW, Birmingham, AL, 35211. [Directions]