Flat Rock Community Center, Inc.
894 County Rd. 326
Flat Rock, AL 35966
New Beginnings Thrift Store
located inside the Center
Hours of Operation
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Food Bank
Food Dist. Preparation
Tues. before each 4th Thursday
of the month, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Distribution each 4th Thursday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunger In Alabama

More than 720,000 Alabama residents live below the federal poverty level, with many others just above the poverty threshold and living with hunger.

The statistics are alarming:

  • 13% of Alabama's population is "food insecure." This means they are not assured of being able to obtain a nutritionally adequate diet from non-emergency channels.
  • Over 12% of Alabamians receive food stamps. The benefit level equates to about 79 cents per meal.
  • 15% of Alabama's seniors live below the poverty level. Studies show that requests for food assistance by the elderly have risen by nine percent over the past year.
  • The U.S. Bureau of the Census released data which showed, despite a strong economy, poverty failed to decline, and the average income of the poorest 1/5 of the state's population continued to fall.
  • Many hard-working adults and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet are forced to go without food for several days.