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Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama

From time to time, EVERYONE needs help.

We help.

Welcome to the Web site of the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama!

Our Mission
To reduce the causes and adverse consequences of poverty and to empower low-income individuals, families and communities to achieve self-sufficiency through advocacy, resource utilization and service delivery.



Meals on Wheels picked for Top 5 in Florence Restaurant Week!!

Meals on Wheels was picked to be one of the 5 top finalist for the Florence Restaurant Week, Oct. 21st – 30th!!!  How cool is ths?
We have stiff competition, all just as deserving to win the $5,000 top prize including, Room at the Inn, Salvation Army, Sidney's Safe Foundation and Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt.  These are all great organizations doing wonderful work in our community!  BUT WE want to win the top prize of $5,000... so the friendly competition is on...

Please visit the “Feed 1 Meals on Wheels” Facebook page and share it with co-workers and friends.  Help us reach the community to eat out in downtown Florence during Restaurant week Oct. 21st – 30th and to vote on the ballots provided at the restaurants. 

Our wonderful sponsors are McDaniel Window Door and Window, giving the $5,000, and Shoals Outdoors, our second place sponsor giving 10% of ticket sales Oct. 21st - 30th when customers show their restaurant receipt.

 ALSO for those that can, on November 3rd at 11 am the winner of this event will be announced at a press conference to be held at McDaniel Window and Door, in downtown Florence.  Y’all are invited!


Florence Restaurant Week Website:   

Florence Main Street Facebook: Florence Main Street Facebook Page

Restaurant Week Facebook Event Page: 2016 Florence Restaurant Week Facebook Event Page

AND don't forget our our Facebook page.. Feed 1 Meals on Wheels... LIKE us!!

Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help

Meals on Wheels is more than 40 years old!  During this time the community has faithfully provided donations to purchase the meals going to our homebound aging and disabled clients with low-incomes.  We currently serve approximately 168 people each day.  Hot meals are Monday - Friday and a frozen meal for the weekend, all delivered by dedicated volunteers.  Meals cost just $3.30 each and follow USDA guidelines for nutrition. This cost is more than $550 EACH DAY.  Our donations have drastically decreased but needs have not.  Please consider making a donation to the Meals on Wheels service.  You may use the PayPal button on this page or mail your tax deductible donation to:
Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama
745 Thompson St.
Florence, AL 35630


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Utility Assistance Ended for Season

The summer utility program has ended for the season. Winter funding is expected to be received in December.  Appointment lines will open when funding is received.

Please check our automated utility appointment line at 256-764-5142 or log on at following directions given.

Guidelines for Utility Assistance

The State of Alabama now mandates the use of the standard no income Form 125 for all NO INCOME statements.  For each household member 18 and older declaring "no income' Form 125 must be filled out.  Please click on the BELOW LINK and print Form 125 or visit one of our offices to request a form. Hand written statements will NO LONGER be accepted.

Please see "Guidelines" for additional information. 

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