We meet the urgent needs of individuals who require assistance with food, utilities, rent, medical care, transportation and other services during times of extreme financial hardship. This often prevents families from becoming homeless, going hungry, or resorting to criminal behavior in order to make ends meet.

Our two food pantries, located in our Eastern Shore and South Baldwin offices, are primarily non-perishable items stocked by local churches, schools, and individuals. EMI also partners with local farmers, grocers, and restaurants to provide fresh produce, fruit and baked items through our Gleaning program.


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Through the hard work of volunteers and partnerships with other local organizations, we provide assistance to low-income, elderly, or handicapped homeowners who need basic repairs or natural disaster recovery. Repairs can include roofing, flooring, plumbing, wheelchair ramp construction and other necessary improvements. We are also the founding member of Repair Baldwin, which expands home repair services to all areas of Baldwin County.

Learn more about Repair Baldwin (including applications and volunteering)

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Meals on Wheels

This program seeks to aid elderly and disabled neighbors who are physically limited or unable to prepare nutritious meals. Hot meals are prepared and delivered 5 days a week, which means this program is in constant need of regular volunteer support. This service is currently limited to the Daphne, Spanish Fort, Fairhope, and Foley areas.


Prescription Assistance

This vital program helps the elderly, the uninsured, and the under-insured secure life-saving medications at no cost. Dedicated volunteers help clients locate services and complete the necessary paperwork. To achieve this, EMI partners with participating pharmaceutical care programs including Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy in Mobile.



When invited, our staff trains leaders in church-based organizationsto help their communities address practical problems, such as escalating homeowner’s insurance, drugs in schools, paving dirt roads, building sidewalks, eradicating public blight and many other issues. *All Churches Together



Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm | Sat:  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Located at 562 Fairhope Ave, our thrift shop sells gently used clothing, home goods, and electronics. Additionally, as a service to our approved Emergency Aid clients, necessary items are made available at no cost. The profit from Emmy’s Thrift Shop helps support our vital social service programs, so each item purchased or donated is making a difference in your community.

Donations can be dropped off or picked up by our staff. For donation pick-ups call: 251-367-EMMY. Like Emmy's Thrift Shop on Facebook.



Christmas Sharing

This annual community effort headed by EMI reaches out to families, children and elderly people in need during Christmas. The program provides specially requested gifts and food baskets. Donations are made by loving individuals, churches, businesses and other agencies through our distribution centers in Foley and Fairhope.