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Birmingham’s Division of Youth Services, Feed the Children and PepsiCo Join Forces to Feed Bodies, Minds and Futures 

The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS), in partnership with Feed the Children and PepsiCo, is pleased to announce its FEED CARAVAN Registration Date.

FEED CARAVAN is a food and essentials distribution event serving 800 families in the Birmingham community. Each registered family will receive a 25-pound box of food; a 15-pound box of essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and personal-care items; a 5-pound box of AVON products; children’s books from Disney Publishing Worldwide and additional products provided by PepsiCo and Piggly Wiggly.

October 6, 2016
9:00 am until capacity is reached
Registration will be held at the DYS office located at 1608 – 7th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham.

Participation Criteria:

✓ Families must reside in the City of Birmingham and have at least one youth living in your home.
✓ Program targets low to moderately low income households.
✓ Families may only register once.

To register, you must bring the following:
⇒ State issued ID or driver’s license
⇒ Proof of residency (deed, lease or utility bill)
⇒ Proof of your income (pay stub, proof of public and/or government assistance, or a printout from the State Unemployment Office)

For more information about FEED CARAVAN, call DYS at (205) 320-0879.




The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) announces back-to-school opportunities for Birmingham youth.  A complete list of opportunities can be downloaded here: Back To School Calendar 2016



Saturday, July 23, 2016  |  9:00am – 1:00pm

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church

Join us for our “Not an Ordinary” Back to School Rally featuring college readiness expert Norma Richards.  Sessions for parents and for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Hands-on demos and activities. Let’s equip our students with more than just supplies to jumpstart their school year!  For more information, call (205) 251-5173.



Monday, July 25, 2016  |  6:00pm

More Than Conquerors Faith Church

The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. rally reaches out to kids all over Birmingham, but focuses especially on those from inner-city neighborhoods, helping them prepare for the school year ahead by providing needed school supplies, and encouraging them that there is a community. School supplies, backpacks, hot dogs, sodas and chips will be provided.  For more info: www.mtcfc.org/



Saturday, July 30, 2016  |  9:00am – 12:00pm

Homewood Church of Christ

For ages K – 8th grades.  Enjoy 1,000 Backpack Giveaway, FREE Health Screenings and much more!  For more information, call (205) 942-5683


The Rickey Smiley Foundation presents BIRMINGHAM ALIVE Family Fun Day

Saturday, July 30, 2016  |  10:00am – 1:00pm

Legion Field

Hosted by radio show host Rickey Smiley, enjoy a day filled with music, games, resourceful information and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.therickeysmileyfoundation.org/.



Saturday, August 6, 2016  |  10:00am – 2:00pm

Regions Field

School supply giveaway while supplies last.  **Eric Bledsoe & NBA Players Exhibition Game on Sunday, August 7th at 4:00pm @ Parker High School. For more information, call (205) 327-3822



Saturday, August 6, 2016  |  11:00pm – 2:00pm

Gunn Christian Academy  5201 Sugar Ray Drive, Birmingham 35228

School supply giveaway while supplies last. For more info, call 205-218-5011


FIRST DAY OF CLASS for Birmingham City Schools

Monday, August 8, 2016   

Have you registered yet? Get started here. On-site registration times differ per school. A list of school registration times and dates may be found online at www.bhamcityschools.org.  For questions about registration, please send emails to reghelp@bhm.k12.al.us


For more information about Back-to-School Opportunities, call DYS at 205-320-0879.