Free food pantries and groceries Washtenaw County.
There are several free food pantries as well as soup kitchens in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County Michigan. Low income families or individuals can call for immediate assistance, as the free food banks near you often giveaway groceries most days of the week. Most of the locations provide meals, groceries, or free food, but some may provide other help as well, such as clothing, diapers, personal hygiene supplies or household items. The listing of emergency pantries in the Ann Arbor area is below, and there is a phone number at the bottom of the page for more free food assistance programs.
Every year thousands of people in the region receive some form of help from the local food banks or soup kitchens in the Ann Arbor region. Most locations also have counselors on site who can refer the low income and needy to other local charities or to federal government assistance programs. These include SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, free school lunches and others.
So individuals can both receive free food and groceries for their families, and possibly receive information on as well as referrals to other programs. As the Washtenaw County charities, churches, and government agencies work to stop hunger.
Back Door Food Pantry
Address is 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Phone - 734-662-2449
Free canned groceries, dairy, meat and even household supplies may be offered to struggling and/or low income families in Washtenaw County. There may also be laundry detergent, paper goods and the like.
Jewish Family Services
2245 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. For hours, dial (734) 769-0209.
A major focus is on Kosher food, but there may also be fresh fruit, vegetables, gluten free items and other healthy groceries.
St. John the Baptist Church & St. Vincent De Paul- Food Cupboard
411 Florence, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. For information on the pantry or social services, dial 734-483-3360
Whether the free food pantry, or financial help for bills or the low cost thrift store, SVDP helps the poor.
Peace Neighborhood Center
Address is 1111 N Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Call 734-662-3564
Another charity that offers many low income assistance programs. Blankets for the homeless, free clothes, hot meals (including Meals on Wheels), holiday help and more.
New Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
5055 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Telephone - 734-973-2740
Manchester Family Service
Food bank address is 210 W Main St., Manchester, MI 48158. Western Washtenaw County families can call on this free, immediate food pantry. Phone - 734-428-8852
Family Inc. - Christian Tabernacle Church
Location is 983 E. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198. Dial 734-480-4470
Volunteers keep the free food pantry at the church going. It is open limited hours. When possible, get cereal, Tomato sauce, dairy, bread, peanut butter and more. They also offer free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to the poor and homeless.
Messias Temple Church
200 Harriet St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Dial 734-483-8092
A.E. City of Hope
235 Spencer Ln., Ypsilanti, MI 48198. Telephone number for hours is 734-325-9904
Christian Love Fellowship Church
Food bank and soup kitchen is at 1601 Stamford, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198. Call 734-483-7967
The charity may have dry and canned goods, baby formula, holiday baskets, paper products, and free personal toiletries such as soap or feminine products.
Harvest Baptist Church
Main location is 17999 Washburn Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240. Phone number is 734-945-0857
Greater Faith Mission
The free pantry is only open one day per week at 670 Onandaga, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198. Phone: 734-217-9014.
Emergency food boxes as well as free home delivery for the disabled, homebound and elderly.
Ann Arbor Community Center
Address is 625 North Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone number - (734) 662-3128
Social services are offered to seniors, unemployed, low income, and those who are struggling. Get free food assistance, meals, shelter, and other help such as clothing.
Ann Arbor Department Of Parks And Recreation Bryant Community Center
Location is 3 W Eden Ct.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Dial (734) 477-0292
Catholic Social Services Of Washtenaw County, North side Community Center
Main office is 815 Taylor St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone number - (734) 662-4462
Catholic Services in the Ann Arbor area offer numerous services to help the needy. Some programs can help with electric bills or low income housing, but most aid is non-monetary such as free food, groceries, government surplus commodities and food. Call for help or advice, regardless of your religion.
Saint Clare Of Assisi Episcopal Church
Address of church is 2309 Packard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Dial - (734) 662-2449. The church has surplus food for people in an emergency. Very limited hours.
The Salvation Army - Eastern Michigan Division, Ann Arbor Corps Community Center
100 Arbana Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Part of the national non-profit charity organization. Many working poor, unemployed, and even homeless stop by for food, meals, and support. Many emergency and crisis services are run at the site. They also provide free Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey dinners, applications to food stamps, and other assistance.
Faith In Action
Address - 603 S St.
Chelsea, MI 48118
Faith In Action, Dexter Food Pantry
2822 Baker Rd.
Dexter, Michigan 48130
Telephone number is (734) 426-7002
Community Resource Center
Location is 410 City Rd.
Manchester, MI 48158
Saline Area Social Service
131 E Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
Main number - (734) 429-4570
Social services are offered, including meals, groceries, and free food. A great place for referrals too.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Location of church is 201 N River St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Call the church at (734) 482-7121
HIV/Aids Resource Center
Address - 3075 Clark Rd. Suite 203
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Office location is 133 W Michigan Ave. Suite 204, Michigan Heritage Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Telephone - (734) 483-5362
Find more free food programs Washtenaw County near you
There are other food pantries, soup kitchens and government benefits as well. Whether a free box of food, hot meal (including during the holidays), or help applying for SNAP food stamps, assistance is offered. Call 734.761.2796