There is help available for you and your family.
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan assists hungry individuals and families throughout eastern Michigan in many ways. The Food Bank is a key source of food in our 22 county service area for a network of “partner agencies” serving those struggling to afford food. Many of these partner agencies are food pantries, enabling people to pick up and receive an assortment of basic food and grocery supplies.
If you, your family, or someone you know is in need of food assistance, here are three resources for help:
- Use the Agency Locator to discover which partner food pantries and community kitchens are in your area.
- Call the United Way’s 2-1-1 “First Call for Help” line to get referrals of agencies near you. They will not only have listings of food pantries, but also will be able to direct you to agencies that provide other services you might need, such as utility assistance, clothing, job training and more.
- Additionally, the Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Team is prepared to assist anyone interested in applying for financial food assistance through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Click here to learn more about SNAP.