This site used to list all the food pantries in 6 counties but in the last year or so,its become
impossible to keep up on all the new pantries opening as well as closing so we are leaving
that information service to the sites listed below who do it so well! www.pantrynet.org
(click on the pantry locator)
NATIONAL & STATE-WIDE RESOURCES
The National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3 HUNGRY and 1-877-8 HAMBRE (1-866-348-6479
and 1-877-842-6273), refers people in need of emergency food assistance to food
pantries,government programs, and model grassroots organizations that work to
improve access to healthy, nutritious food and build self-reliance. Help is available
on Monday through Friday from 9 am-6 pm EST. Hablamos español. The Hotline is
funded in part by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
NO KID HUNGRY!
Phone: Call 2-1-1
Text: FOODMI to 877-877
FREE summer meals are available for all children under the age of 18. No registration
or ID is required to access free summer meals. To find your summer site, call, text or
visit the website above.
EXPEDITED Food Assistance Benefits (Bridge Card)
If you have little or no money, or no home, you might qualify to have your Food Assistance
Program (FAP) application processed more quickly. Ask the receptionist for the short appli-
cation filing form. Complete it, sign and date it, and TURN IT TODAY!
A specialist will look at the information you have provided and will be able to tell you whether
you qualify for faster service OR if you must wait the normal processing time. If you have the
right to faster service, you will still have to complete the entire application form and talk with
a specialist to see if you qualify for food assistance benefits. You will also need to provide the
Department with the required documents to verify your statement AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
For quicker service, you may set up a Department of Human Services account and apply online
MICHIGAN WIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Below are the categorical requirements for the Women,Infants and Children program.
1. During pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth of an infant
2. Postpartum up to six months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy
3. Breastfeeding up to the infant's first birthday
Up to the infant's/child's first birthday
MICHIGAN WIC APPLICATION RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be a resident of Michigan. If you are an applicant and live in an area where
the Women, Infants and Children program is administered by an Indian Tribal Organization,
then you must meet residency requirements established by the ITO. Applicants are not req-
uired to live in Michigan or a local service area for a certain amount of time to meet the WIC
eligibility requirements. At the option of the local state agency, an Michigan WIC applicant
may be required to live in a local service area and apply for benefits at a clinic near that area.
WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE
Work Requirements for Food Assistance
Certain federal work requirements for able-bodied adults ages 18 to 49 without dependents
go back into effect beginning with the next application for assistance or case eligibility re-
determination following Oct. 1, 2018, for all counties in Michigan. Able-bodied individuals
may only receive food assistance benefits for up to three months within a 36-month period
without meeting these work requirements. This is known as a time limit.
Senior Project FRESH (this is a Federal program)
(Farm Resources Expanding and Supporting Health)
This program allows low-income, nutritionally at-risk people 60 and older, to buy fresh produce
using coupon booklets. The FRESH coupons are administered through the Michigan Department
of Community Health and eligible consumers can use the coupons at participating farmers markets
and roadside stands from June through October. See new program directly below!
Fair Food Network's "Double Up Food Bucks" Program
Some markets this year also are participating in the Fair Food Network's Double Up Food Bucks
Project. This is for people who use the Bridge cards for food assistance. Each time the card is
used for fruits and vegetables, the amount spent is matched dollar for dollar, up to $20, to be used
toward more fruits and vegetables.
(Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly)
3815 W. St. Joseph Suite C-200
Lansing, MI 48917
Potential clients please call 1-877-664-2233
MiCAFE, or Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly, is a program of Elder Law
of Michigan that provides benefit application assistance to seniors age 60 and older, helping
them make ends meet and put healthy food on their table. MiCAFE is an educational and com-
munity-centered program that focuses on improving the health and well-being of seniors around
the State of Michigan.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Food & Nutrition Service
Braddock Metro Center II
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
TEFAP offers monthly food support to eligible residents. Proof of income and residency
The Program: USDA buys the food, including processing and packaging, and ships it to
the States.The amount received by each State depends on its low-income and unemployed
population.State agencies work out details of administration and distribution. They select
local organizations that either directly distribute to households or serve meals, or distribute
to other local organizations that perform these functions. Each State sets criteria for deter-
mining what households are eligible to receive food for home consumption. Income stand-
ards may, at the State’s discretion, be met through participation in other existing Federal,
State, or local food, health, or welfare programs for which eligibility is based on income.
Call 734-721-4470 to find the nearest center to you!
Oak Park, MI 48237
Forgotten Harvest delivers 138,000 pounds of surplus food per day, to local charities six days
a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. All the food
we rescue and produce is delivered to metro Detroit families who are food-insecure and strug-
gle to cover the cost of basic life necessities. Our food helps bridge the income gap for tens
of thousands of people, allowing them to secure some basic life necessities for them-selves
and their family. Be sure to check under the MOBILE PANTRIES section for the multiple locat-
ions where they will be distributing each week!
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 866-GLEANER (453-2637)
Gleaners continues to serve our partners and those in need. We have expanded our food distribution
efforts to include additional drive-up mobile sites across our service area in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb,
Livingston and Monroe counties. New information, including location, hours, and services, will be up-
dated as it is confirmed. Check the website each week for the locations they will be distributing from!
EATING RIGHT IS BASIC
Michigan State University Extension
Wayne, MI 48184
Phone: 734-721-6576 888-678-3464
Stretch your food dollars while keeping your family healthy with this fun course from MSU Extension
Program! Classes are offered throughout MI and you can sign up today at the contact info above.
Some of the courses available are:
- Food Canning and Preservation,
- Chronic Disease Management, etc.!
1400 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48238
Focus: HOPE Food For Seniors:
In partnership with federal and state agencies, we provide 41,000 low-income seniors
with monthly food packages to help them meet basic needs.
Focus: HOPE provides food boxes to senior citizens who are 60 years old or older
and reside in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb or Washtenaw counties.
Food programs and services vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations,
contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center by using the location search on this page.
To receive services for food, you must be able to show the following items: Valid Michigan picture ID for
every adult (18+) member in the household and birth certificates for all minors under age 18. Proof of all
household income within the last 30 days. If you have NO income, you must have a letter or printout from
DHS stating so, or proof that you have applied for benefits. Food distribution will be provided once every
2 months. Food stamps must not have been received within 3 weeks of your request for food. Scroll down
towards the bottom of the page to find your nearest location!
The Salvation Army / Dearborn Heights Citadel Corps
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Phone: 313-563-4457 #105
Food distribution will be provided once every 2 months.The Bridge Card must not have been received
within 3 weeks of your request for food. Exceptions may be approved by Case Worker depending on
date, amount of food stamps received and size of household. Food / personal /baby needs is for emer-
gencies and NOT an entitlement.
To receive services for food, you must be able to show the following items:
- Valid Michigan picture ID for every adult member in household
- Birth Certificates for all minors under age of 18
- Proof of all household income within the last 30 days
- If you have no income, you must have a letter or printout from DHS stating so,
- OR proof you have applied for benefits.
Redford Interfaith Relief
18499 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240
The Emergency Food Assistance Program / Access to our Client-Choice Pantry
A program created by Redford Interfaith Relief and community churches to meet the emergency
needs of the community. Customers must first receive an emergency referral from their church
community. The Emergency Food Program is also a Client-Choice Pantry of groceries, and per-
sonal care items, approved by the agency’s Board of Directors.
Customers shop in our Client-Choice Pantry but must first show:
- Valid Redford Driver's License or State ID
- Birth Certificates for children
- Proof of DHS Assistance Programs
- Proof of all other income to qualify for assistance
ICNA RELIEF/ Muslim Family Services
Detroit, MI 48212
Detroit, MI 48212
ICNA Relief Michigan has served the Michigan community since 1998 as Muslim Family Services
(MFS). We offer full range of services to individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds.The
mission of ICNA Relief’s Muslim Family Services is to provide a compassionate support system
through our programs which will nourish, flourish, and facilitate the success of our community.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 888-315-LAHC (5242)
LAHC Emergency Food Voucher Program: (assistance is based on availability of funds):
Food supplements are administered based on a voucher system. Individuals or families in need can
receive a food voucher designated for groceries. The amount of the voucher is based upon the number
of household members.
Food Pantry Program: Provide food donations through our food pantry. Additionally, we organize
monthly food distributions serving the homeless population.
Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
1921 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-544-0015 800-482-3041
Emergency food assistance for those with bleeding disorders that impact their income such
as hemophilia, von Willebrand, other coagulation disorders, hepatitis, HIV or AIDS. Must not
have received aid from this agency in past 12 months.
Who We Are:
Lasagna Love has since grown into a national movement, with thousands of people all cooking
and delivering meals to families in their communities. What we do is simple: feed families, spread
kindness, and strengthen communities. Our mission is not only to help address the incredible rise
in food insecurity among families but also to provide a simple act of love and kindness during a time
full of uncertainty and stress.
AFFIRMATIONS LGBTQ+ Community Center / Affirmations Angels
290 W. 9 Mile
Ferndale, MI 48220
Affirmations Angels (Aff Angels) is a senior services program modeled after a successful response
to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s-1990s where individuals recognized a need, rolled up their sleeves,
swallowed their fears, ignored the stigmas and opposition and provided needed care and services
for those living with HIV/AIDS in the early days of the disease.
In partnership with SAGE of Metro Detroit, the Aff Angels volunteer corps will provide culturally-
competent general non-medical assistance to LGBTQ+ seniors for their daily needs – such as
grocery shopping, transportation to doctor appointments, pickup of medications, light laundry,
light meal prep or simply providing company and fellowship to the often-marginalized members
of the community.
Fish & Loaves Food Pantry
Taylor, MI 48180
All income-eligible residents of Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus,
Southgate, Taylor, and Woodhaven, plus active members of all partner churches, are eligible to
enroll at Fish & Loaves Community Pantry for free food assistance.
Visits to the pantry are by advance appointment only!
As a client-choice pantry, Fish & Loaves allows families and individuals to shop at our store-like
facility at no cost. Families and individuals are encouraged to take only what they want and can
use. Fish & Loaves makes available a wide range of canned goods, refrigerated and frozen foods,
dairy products, and seasonal produce.
- Enrollment requires a picture ID with local address, proof of residency,
number of household members, and annual income
- Families and individuals may shop in the pantry up to 6 times per year
- Appointments are generally scheduled on an every other month basis
- Immediately after enrollment, you will be able to shop in the pantry store
(If you don't live in the cities serviced above, please call your church if you are a MEMBER &
see if they are a partner church!)
Zelphia's Community Kitchen
Novi United Methodist Church
41671 W. 10 Mile
Novi, MI 48375
Free Grab & Go Groceries, first-come, first-serve. No registration required. Open to anyone from
any county or school district! Every Saturday Noon to 2 p.m.
Macomb Feeding The Need
27151 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI 48066
Please check website for current locations & times!
VETERANS: Please see special resources for you below!
this page on this website.
D.H.S. has made a policy change to the Bridge Card (food stamps) Program. There is now
a LIFETIME ban on those persons wishing to receive FIP (cash assistance) OR FAP (food
stamp) benefits if they were convicted two or more times for the use, possession
or distribution of controlled substances occurring after August 22, 1996.
BAKERY THRIFT STORES
Hostess & Wonder Bakery Outlets:
Please note that all of the Hostess outlets have closed.
Aunt Millie's Bakeries
Phone: 855-755-BAKE (2253)
971 W. Beecher 49221
5331 W. Michigan Ave. 48197
24734 Van Born 48125
2380 Lapeer 48060
10340 Highland 48383
These are just some of the bakeries Thrift Stores.
Please see the website above for a more complete listing!
Entenmanns Bakery Outlet
Livonia, MI 48150
Type your zip code in on the webpage above to find the nearest outlet to you!
Awreys Bakery Outlet
Livonia, MI 48150
Veteran's Outreach Center / Veterans Haven Inc.
Wayne, MI 48184
Veterans in need are eligible for our weekly food give-away every Wednesday at our Outreach Center
facility between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Veteran's Haven partners with Gleaners Food Bank delivering,
unloading, and sorting food items for distribution. Applicants line cars up in alley across the street
from our Outreach facility and await instructions for food pick up. Our program assists those in need
throughout Wayne County and surrounding communities. Any Veterans that is honorably discharged
and is laid off, unemployed, or disabled can qualify for this program.
Emergency situations can call 734-728-0527 and leave a message.
You will receive a response the same day.
Soldier's Angels Hunger Relief Program
American Legion Joe Louis Post #375
Detroit, MI 48234
Hosts Mobile Food Distribution to supply low-income Veterans with food.