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Saginaw County Michigan food pantries.

Several non-profit food pantries operate in Saginaw County and they help thousands of families each and every year. Resources will vary by location, but in general many of the food banks and pantries provide bagged groceries for families every so many months, can distribute free meals, clothing, and other household items. Most centers in Saginaw County do limit how many times someone can use the services of a pantry. For example, they may limit usage of the facility to say up to three times a year.

In addition to providing assistance such as a hot nutritious meals and groceries to disadvantaged individuals in the community, most locations can also distribute items such as clothing vouchers in an emergency if the individual has a referral from another non-profit agency or from a local Saginaw charity. Or inquire into holiday meal services, including at Christmas and Thanksgiving.

First Ward Community Services
Location of the center is 1410 North 12th Street
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
Main phone number - (989) 753-0411
Eligibility for assistance includes the applicant needs to be a Saginaw County resident. The Michigan Bridge Card may be used. Aid is limited too. For example, a family of one person cannot receive more than $150.00 on their Bridge Card. Then you will need to add an additional $50.00 for each additional family member. For example, a family of three members cannot receive more than $250.00. The non-profit will rely on state of Michigan food assistance guidelines and applicant’s still meet to guidelines for the free emergency food pantry. Additional seasonal and financial assistance programs for Saginaw County residents include:

  • After school meal programs, and summer lunches including kids café.
  • Seniors programs, including first ward senior citizens center.
  • Soup kitchens, including community soup kitchen for the poor and homeless in Saginaw County.

Old Town Christian Outreach Center
Location is 600 Gratiot
Saginaw, MI 48602
Telephone number is (989) 249-8676
Resources offered include the “old town groceries and clothing pantry”. New or gently used clothing may be provided.





Saginaw Community Service Center Seventh Day Adventist
Address of food pantry is 2755 North Center Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
Cal the center at (989) 798-4664
Food assistance, referrals, and other advice may be provided to the low income and working poor in the community. Meals around Thanksgiving and Christmas may be available too.

His Hands Food Pantry
10322 Swan Creek Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48609
Telephone - (989) 781-4668

Salvation Army - Saginaw County
Center address - 2030 North Carolina Street
Saginaw, MI 48602
(989) 793-8371 Main number
One of the leading charity and social service agencies in Michigan. Programs offered include one or more of the following, as funding permits. Financial assistance for electric and heating bills, rent, and more. A thrift store, food pantry, and clothing closet may be offered. Gifts and free meals and groceries may be offered for children, seniors, and the low income.

Center Road Church Of Christ
1325 North Center Road
Saginaw, MI 48638
Dial (989) 790-2707 for applications.

Operation Homefront Michigan
904 W Jefferson
Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837
They run a food pantry for military personnel, their immediate families and also veterans of our Armed services.
Phone (517) 925-8714





East Side Soup Kitchen
940 E Genesee Ave
Saginaw, MI
(989) 755-3663
Serves the homeless, children, and families in poverty.

St Pauls Episcopal Church
Address: 720 Tuscola Street
Saginaw, MI 48607
(989) 755-3449
The charity operates a free food pantry a couple days a week for low income Saginaw County families, including senior citizens.

Sheridan Road Baptist Church Food Pantry
6911 Sheridan Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
Call the church at (989) 777-0550 for hours and information on the food programs, clothing, and social services they offer.

For the locations of other food pantries or soup kitchens, or information on application sites for SNAP food stamps or government aid, dial 517.853.7800. Numerous other programs are available.



By Jon McNamara

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