Food Pantries

Detroit
Food Pantries

Detroit Food Pantries

Community Assistance Program

5027 W Boston Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48204
(313) 834-6633

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Individuals receiving food stamps.

Documents

Must have a referral from an FIA case worker.

Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 7:30am-2:30pm.

City Mission Harvest

20405 Schoolcraft Rd.
Detroit, MI 48223
(313) 541-3531

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Low-income residents of 48223.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification.

Hours

Fridays, 1pm-3pm.

Church Of The Messiah

231 E Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-1158

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Seniors age 60 or older residing in the Islandview Village neighborhood.

Hours

Sat 8:30am-10:30am.

Capuchin Soup Kitchencapuchin Services Center

6333 Medbury St.
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 925-0514

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Families residing in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties with proof of dependent children, will be eligible for food on an emergency need basis no more than once every thirty days. May be asked to provide proof of emergency (closed DHS case, unable to recieve food stamps). Single individuals or married couples without dependents will be eligible for food on an emergency basis once every twelve months. Individuals 65 years of age or older can receive emergency food service once every sixty days. Disabled individuals with documented proof of disability , i.e. SSI, SSDI recipients can receive emergency food service once every sixty days.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification and provide birth certificates or social security cards for all household members. Must provide proof of disability if applicable.

Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm, Sat 8am-1pm for donations only.

Calvary Presbyterian Church Of Detroit

19125 Greenview
Detroit, MI 48219
(313) 537-2590

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Must reside within zip code areas 48219 or 48235 or be a senior age 60 and older from any area.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification. Must also show Social Security cards or current report cards for children 18 and under living in household.

Hours

Every third Saturday of the month from 10am-12noon.

Brown Evangelistic Ministries

4301 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-3330

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Low-income residents of Cass Corridor.

Documents

If picking up food for children, bring some form of ID for each child in the household (birth certificate, report card, Social Security card).

Hours

Tue-Sat 10am-2pm.

All Saints Catholic Church

7824 W Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-1428

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Residents of the following Zip codes: 48209, 48210, 48216, 48217, 48218, and 48229.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification for the adult receiving the food and some form of ID or proof for all other family members. Proof of residency in one of the eligible Zip codes is required.

Hours

Tue 10am-12noon; Wed-Thu 1:30pm-3pm.

Madison Community Resource Center

5370 McKinely
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 896-1727

Services

MCRC grew out of the visions of Elder James Madison Johnson and social worker Phyllis Edwards. MCRC is a community based organization that educates and encourages community residents to empower themselves and maintain the community through quality education, social supportive services, increase and improvement of housing stock, and safe community networks. MCRC advocates for positive youth development opportunities in homes, schools and within the community

MCRC has a feeding program, prisoner re-entry program, No Child Left Behind tutoring program, mentoring, summer youth program, ATOD prevention program, and a community development and improvement program.These programs benefit all ages, families and individuals

House Of Undenominational Worship

9676 Northlawn
Detroit, MI 48204
(313) 656-7446

Services

The need they fill is that they seek to address the problems of hunger, education, employment, and the needs of their children and senior citizens. However, they not only address the problems but they are seeking low-term solutions.

Food Pantry Coalition with 8 organization that serves over 5,000 individuals and families every month. They serve food to the local homeless shelter every week, approx. 250 people. They are tutoring 20 students without a high school diploma or GED Certificate. These 20 students will receive training in renovating houses, financial planning, cultural activities and must actively pursue volunteering in the community in which he or she resides.

Gleaners Community Food Bank, Inc.

2131 Beaufait
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 923-3535

Services

Gleaners collects, warehouses, repacks and distributes in excess of 40 million pounds of food each year for over 600 local agencies in southeastern Michigan. GCFB is a vital link between available food and those who need it the most. GCFB is a member of Feeding America, Food Bank Council of Michigan & United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Support for their programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from Individuals, Grants from Foundations, Workplace Giving Campaigns, and Corporate Sponsorship and Cause-Related Marketing are all sources from which they receive generous financial support. These funds used to carry out their mission of feeding hungry people in Michigan.

Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Aid Foundation

17148 Waltham
Detroit, MI 48205
(313) 371-6631

Services

Their foundation fufills the needs of hunger, affordable housing, homelessness, illiteracy, poverty which deprives their distressed communities.

The Gift Of Giving Feed The Hungry Program supports The Gift Of Giving Food Drive. The program distributes food boxes to the needy, hunger and the homeless in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan including Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. The events takes place on the first Saturday of each month from 9am till 12pm at 17142 Waltham Street, MI 48205. The food drive collects food commodities and food products weekly from 9am till 2pm, Monday through Friday at 17148 Waltham, Detroit, MI 48205. The program serves between 200 to 300 needy families. Food commodities, food products and monetary donations are needed to continue the operation of the program. All donations are accepted at 17148 Waltham Street, Detroit, MI 48205, ATTN: Food Drive Director. The Gift Of Giving New Toys For Needy Children supports The Gift Of Giving New Toys Drive. New toys are collected and gift wrapped and distributed to needy families in distressed communities to place under their Christmas Tree for their children to open up on Christmas Day. The event will serve between 300 to 500 needy children. The Gift Of Giving New Toy Drive is an annual event that collects new toys to be distributed throughout the holidays in distressed communities to economically disadvantaged children. New toys are needed to continue the support the operating expenses of the program. All donations are accepted at 17148 Waltham Street, Detroit, MI 48205, ATTN: New Toys Director. The Gift Of Giving New Clothing & New Shoes For The Kids Program supports The Gift Of Giving New Clothing & New Shoes Drive which collects new clothing and new shoes and distributed them to underpriviledged and underserved children in distressed communities in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, including Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. The program serves between 200 to 400 families. The Gift Of Giving New Clothing & New Shoes Drive collects new clothing and new shoes throughout the year to help support the program. New Clothing, New Shoes & Monetary donations are needed to continue the operating expenses of the program. All donations are accepted at 17148 Waltham Street, Detroit, MI 48205, ATTN: New Clothing & New Shoes Director. The Gift Of Giving Affordable Housing Projects rebuilds affordable homes and make them available to low-income families. The projects will provide housing for at least two or three families. The Gift Of Giving In-Kind Donations events of building materials, supplies, equipment, monetary donations are needed to continue the operating expenses of the projects. All in-kind and monetary donations are accepted at 17148 Waltham, Detroit, MI 48205, ATTN: Affordable Housing Director.

Coalition On Temporary Shelter

26 Peterboro
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-3777

Services

COTS exists to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness.

COTS operates ftheir facilities and scattered-site rental housing. Programs and services include a 140-bed emergency shelter serving homeless men, women and children; 57 units of transitional single room occupancy (SRO)housing for single men and women; 23 units of permanent supportive SRO housing for single adults with disabilities; 30 units of transitional housing for women with children and single women; and 98 scattered-site rental units of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with disabilities and their families. Supportive services provided to their shelter guests and housing residents include case planning, licensed child care at two sites, parenting programs, tutorial and after-school programs for school-age children, adult literacy, computer labs, job readiness, job placement and retention services, substance abuse relapse prevention services, life skills, support groups, mental health and health care services and transportation.

United Sisters Of Charity

16339 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Highland Park, MI 48203
(313) 862-8918

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

No restrictions.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification and Social Security card.

Hours

Last Fri of each month 11am-12pm.

Saint Benedict Catholic Church

60 Church St.
Highland Park, MI 48203
(313) 868-3876

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Low-income residents of Highland Park.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification and proof of residency.

Hours

Mon 2pm-4pm, except for the first Monday of the month and holidays.

Park United Presbyterian Church

14 Cortland
Highland Park, MI 48203
(313) 868-5866

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Individuals age 55 and older. Families with two or more children; children must be age 17 and under.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification.

Hours

Third Saturday of every month 9:30am-12noon.

Emmanuel Community House

18313 John R St.
Highland Park, MI 48203
(313) 869-7104

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Focus Hope Program: Low income seniors age 60 or older.

Hours

Mon-Thur 9:30am-5pm, some evenings. 2nd Fri of month in evening.

New Hope United Methodist Church

3401 Oakwood Blvd.
Melvindale, MI 48122
(313) 383-6577

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Low-income individuals and families residing in Lincoln Park, Melvindale, and River Rouge.

Documents

Must provide proof of income and family size.

Hours

Last two Thursdays of the month 11am-1pm.

Zion Lutheran Church

143 Albany
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-5510

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

No restrictions.

Documents

Photo ID is required for food pick up.

Hours

9am-10:30am on scheduled registration and distribution dates. Please call for scheduled dates.

Olhsa, A Community Action Agencyolhsa South Services

345 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 542-5860

Services

Food Pantries, Food Vouchers

Eligibility

Oakland County residents.

Documents

Michigan identification (Driver's License or Michigan ID); Social Security cards for all members of the household.

Hours

Mon-Fri, 9:30am-11am and 1pm-3:30 pm.

South Eastern Michigan Indians

26641 Lawrence St.
Center Line, MI 48015
(586) 756-1350

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Primarily Native Americans and Non-Native Americans in the service area south of I-696 to Toefer, east to Schoeherr and west to Ryan Rd. Neighbors may NOT refer one another. Non-Native residents may receive food one time only if referred by another human service organization such as the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).

Documents

Must provide proof of income. Must show government issued photo identification; birth certificates and Social Security cards for all children. If ID does not indicate eligibility in designated service area, a current utility bill may be used to establish residency.

Hours

Mon-Fri 10am-11am and 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Forgotten Harvest

21800 Greenfield
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 967-1500

Services

The mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus perishable and prepared food and donating it to emergency food providers. Forgotten Harvest is the only food rescue organization serving the metro Detroit area. For the past eight years Forgotten Harvest has increased its annual distribution of prepared and perishable foods from 1 million pounds in 2001 and in 2008 to a record of 9.5 millions pounds. With a fleet of 20 refrigerated trucks on the road six days a week (Monday through Saturday), servicing Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, they are able to rescue fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, fruit juice and baked goods. These products are delivered free of charge to 150 local agencies such as, soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. By rescuing these products, they are able to help feed at-risk children, families and senior citizens living in poverty, while eliminating the waste of good healthy food, that otherwise would have gone into the land fills. Forgotten Harvest understands the vast changes that are taking place in the metro Detroit area, and is experiencing an increase in the need of local agencies requesting additional food to help feed the hungry. Despite their tremendous growth in service, there are still too many metro Detroit area children, families and senior citizens still going hungry, while large quantities of, highly nutritious foods are being discarded. Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to finding new donors, additional sources of nutritious food and the resources necessary to address the problem.

Mobile Pantry Program: Detroit is the poorest community in the country. In 2007, of all U.S. cities with a population of 250,000 or more, Detroit has the highest rate of people living in poverty at 33.8% and children living in poverty at 48.2%. The number of children living in poverty is substantially above the national average of 19%. At a time when their community is facing challenges, Forgotten Harvest is finding real solutions. Forgotten Harvest met the challenges by designing and implementing a Mobile Panty Program piloted in the summer of 08 to help eliminate hunger in metro-Detroit. The first Mobile Pantry Program began in the Osborn district and once a week distributes over 8,000 meals; they have established partnerships with the local area agencies in this area to bring on site once a week a well-stocked refrigerated trucked filled with healthy and nutritious foods that will help feed the at-risk children, families and senior citizens. These are residents who are living in the underserved, high-poverty neighborhoods where they have limited access to emergency feeding programs and local agencies have been extremely limited in their capacity to meet the needs of the most vulnerable neighbors. Forgotten Harvest is able to increase the availability and variety of nutritious fresh food researching high risk families who other wise would of gone hungry in the metro Detroit areas. The Mobile Pantry Program is helping to address the imbalance between readily available surplus fresh product, and the growing number of individuals and families in the Detroit area who are struggling on a daily basis to provide nutritious fresh food for their families. Re-pack Program: Forgotten Harvest has partnered with Rock City Kitchen to provide nutritious healthy packaged meals for individuals and families throughout the metro Detroit areas. Each day Forgotten Harvest rescues and transports freshly cooked foods from large area establishments that would throw perfectly good food away. Rock City is able to rescue the large quantities of food; the food is brought back to Forgotten Harvest and is packaged into equal portions of protein and non-protein for individuals and families. Families and individuals are able to have a hot nutritious meal in their own home.

Christian Trinity Church

21770 Kelly Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 778-2760

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Residents of Eastpointe.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification and proof of family size. Must provide Social Security numbers for children in the household.

Hours

Call Mon or Tue before 3pm to schedule appointment.

Waltham Avenue General Baptist Church

21038 Waltham Ave.
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 772-6710

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Residents of Warren. Individuals/families may receive assistance once every 30 days.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification.

Hours

Wed 11am-5pm.

Trinity Lutheran Church

8150 Chapp
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 755-6767

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Residents of Warren who live within the following boundaries: east and west from Van Dyke to Hoover and north and south from Stephens to 9 Mile Rd. CANNOT SERVE RESIDENTS SOUTH OF 9 MILE RD. Center Line residents who are in an emergency situation and unable to access another food pantry. Clients may access pantry one time every 30 days not to exceed 3 visits within a calendar year.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification.

Hours

Mon, Wed 12noon-3pm.

Tabernacle Church Of God

14205 Twelve Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48091
(586) 778-5130

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Residents of Macomb county.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification, proof of income and Social Security numbers or birth certificates for all children in household.

Hours

Wed 5pm-8pm.

Salvation Army (the) - Eastern Michigan Divisionwarren Community Center

24140 Mound Rd.
Warren, MI 48091

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Individuals and families who meet income guidelines. Call local corps office for more information.

Documents

Documentation requirements vary. Check with local corps office for more information.

Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Closed for lunch 12noon-1pm.

Saint Clement Catholic Churchfood Pantry

14057 E Nine Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 772-1290

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Residents of Center Line and Warren. Each household is limited to one package every 30 days.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification for all adults in the household, as well as identification for children (report cards, Social Security cards, immunization records, etc.). Must provide proof of residency (current utility bill or lease agreement with client's name). Must provide proof of income.

Hours

Mon-Thu 10am-2pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and the day before and after. Closed December 24, 2012 - January 3, 2013 for Christmas and New Year holidays.

Mount Calvary Family Community Center

8129 Packard St.
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 758-3940

Services

Diapers, Food Pantries, Formula/Baby Food

Eligibility

Low-income families residing in Warren zip codes 48089 and 48091.

Documents

Must provide current proof of residency.

Hours

Tue-Fri 9am-1pm.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

30003 Ryan Rd.
Warren, MI 48092
(586) 751-2550

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Residents of Center Line, Sterling Heights and Warren.

Documents

Must show government issued photo identification.

Hours

By appointment only.

Salvation Army (the) - Eastern Michigan Divisiondownriver Corps Community Center

1258 Biddle St.
Wyandotte, MI 48192

Services

Food Pantries

Eligibility

Individuals and families who meet income guidelines. Call local corps office for more information.

Documents

Documentation requirements vary. Check with local corps office for more information.

Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Closed for lunch 11:30am-12:30pm.