Local Resources


Visit Mobile is committed to supporting our community through the Coronavirus public health emergency. We have compiled a list of local resources and will continue to provide the most up-to-date information available.


Dial 211

Call 2-1-1 or (251) 431-5111 for information regarding shelters, food pantries, help with utilities and other social needs or visit 211ConnectsAlabama.org

Lifelines Counseling Services is regularly updating its COVID-19 Resource Guide which contains valuable local information. 

Dial 311

Call 3-1-1 to submit questions to Mobile's city hall.

City of Mobile - Parks & Recreations - Meals for Youth

Prepared Meals for Youth: Youth will be given one meal they can eat for dinner and one meal for the following day Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit this link for pickup locations.

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

The Mobile Area Chamber is now offering members a daily 30-minute conference call on timely topics impacting local businesses at 10:00 a.m. each weekday morning. Follow the Chamber on Facebook for details of each daily topic. Space is limited on these calls, but each is recorded and posted on the chamber website: MobileChamber.com

SBA Disaster Loans

The Mobile Chamber of Commerce is available for questions and assistance. email sbainfo@mobilechamber.com or visit https://mobilechamber.com/coronavirus-resources/

Additional Contact L.D. Ralph at the Alabama District Office with any questions: lafero.ralph@sba.gov or call (205) 290-7684 or visit U.S. Small Business Administration 

Community Foundation of South Alabama

The Fund will provide support for relief efforts to aid the victims of any natural or man-made disaster, in this case specifically those affected by COVID-19, to the Mobile area as declared by the Mayor of Mobile.

Visit https://www.communityfoundationsa.org/ to donate or to find out about support.

Alabama Department of Labor

Visit the Alabama Department of Labor for information to file a COVID-19 Claim. Online filing of unemployment claims is available 24 hours (except 5:30 p.m. Friday - 12:01 a.m. Sunday). Phone systems are open Monday -  Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For new claims call 1-866-234-5382. For inquiries for existing claims call 1-800-361-4524.

United Way of Southwest Alabama

Text "HealthyMobile" to 41444 or visit UWSWA for a list of resources.

Feeding the Gulf Coast

The "Find Help" feature available at FeedingTheGulfCoast.org, is the best source of information for families and individuals seeking assistance. Individuals can also call (888) 704-FOOD.

Ozanam Pharmacy

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is continuing to provide medication for low income, uninsured individuals. For details visit OzanamPharmacy.org or call (251) 432-4111.

Red Cross - Blood Donation

Donations are greatly needed. Please call 800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCross.org for donation guidelines and locations. 

Grocers with Special Hours for Seniors

  • Big Lots:
    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Costco:
    • Tue & Thurs 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Dollar General: 
    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Fresh Market: 
    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Greer's:
    • TBD 
  • Publix:
    • Tues & Wed 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Rouses Market: 
    • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • SAM's Club:
    • TBD
  • Target:
    • Wed 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Trader Joe's:
    • Mon 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wal-Mart:
    • Tues 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
  • Walgreen's:
    • Tues 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Whole Foods: 
    • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Winn Dixie: 
    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.