ABOUT US

The 280 Ladies were founded in 2014 after a group of friends (who lived off of Hwy 280) decided to do something about the growing number of homeless women, men and children in the Birmingham area.  Our four (4) founders worked in diverse professional arenas but all noticed a significant lack of street based services for Birmingham’s most vulnerable population.  As we they opened up their hearts and minds and began to utilized their individual professional expertise to strategically plan and implement efforts in becoming a service to the community.

Pooling our individual resources together, the 280 Ladies have been providing mobile soup kitchen services directly to homeless individuals on the street as well as supporting feeding and clothing services in Birmingham’s homeless shelters.

Now with more than 30 members we have feed over 500 women, men and children and our constantly monitoring our progress and the gaps in homeless services to insure that the needs of the community are being met.  We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service with compassion, integrity, and dedication.

Now more than ever your help is needed.  Feeding the homeless, providing them clothes and essential hygiene goods is bigger than the 280 Ladies…. It’s a hands on community effort. Give the gift of love and hope, it’s fun and it feels so good.

Saturday Service  Menu & Dates

Our Founders: Natarsha, Kasandra, Conchela, Nicole

·  March 31st   Spaghetti Madness
pans of spaghetti, bread and salad
·   April 27th    Subs, Sandwiches and Snacks
subs, sloppy joes, sandwiches, salad, chips
·   May 25th      Fish Fry  (competition)
fish, salad, fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, bread
·   June 22nd    Tacos, Nachos and Burritos
tacos, nachos & burritos (lol) salsa, sour cream
·   July 27th         Barbeque Bonanza
hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, bread
·   Aug 24th      Potluck Party
Anything and Everything Goes
·   Sep 28th      Meatloaf Mashup
meatloaf (beef/turkey), mash potatoes, peas, rolls
·   Oct 26th        Chili Cook Off  (competition)
chili (vegetarian, beef, turkey), crackers, cornbread
·   Nov 23rd     Thanksgiving Supper
turkey, dressing, mac and cheese, vegetables, rolls, cranberry
·   Dec 28th     Christmas Celebration
chicken & dressing, yams, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce

Our Mission: To provide necessary food, clothing and resources to homeless men, women and children.

Our Vision:  A community where all are housed, clothed and feed.

If you a can’t attend Saturday Service please donate: We always need plates, bowls, forks, napkins, drinks and condiments. We are also in the process of raising money for a community kitchen and a food concession cart.  

The 280 Ladies are sponsored in part by The Institute for Community, Youth & Family Services, Inc a tax-exempt (501 c3) organization. All donations are tax deductible and receive a chartable receipt.

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