Local food mission needs donations

Greater Birmingham Ministries reports donations are down this summer. (WIAT)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370013210&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4079317&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370013210 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A Birmingham based food mission opens its doors each Friday morning. Typically people line up almost three hours in advance to get the groceries they desperately need.
But donations to Greater Birmingham Ministries have dropped over the last few weeks. Now, the mission may have to turn people away.
Mission Director Sarah Price says donations are usually slow during the summer. But with people turning their attention to Oklahoma, there has been a steeper drop off in donations.
And that’s especially true for items children need for lunch. “We have a little bit of rice and a little bit of grits but that’s just about it. We don’t have the things that kids can utilize themselves to use that microwave and fix for themselves. So these are the kinds of things we are looking for.”
If you can help: Greater Birmingham Ministries is located at 2304 12th Avenue North. You can call them at 205-326- 6821.

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