Michigan free food banks and pantries.

If you need help in Michigan, food banks, free pantries, and other charitable distribution centers can provide  free or low cost food, groceries, and maybe even other non-financial support. This can often include hot meals and holiday assistance as well. Get information below on some of the primary food pantries that are near you in the state on Michigan, but there are others. There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for referrals to other locations.

Many of the food banks partner with local churches, non-profits, and charities across Michigan. Together they help tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. While many of the clients are lower income, others are facing a short term emergency situation. They provide millions of pounds of canned groceries, meals, and food. Most sites can provide meats, vegetables, frozen foods, bread, and other nutritional support.

In addition, keep in mind that many non-profit organizations and charities, such as the Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul and Catholic Charities, among others, may also have free food. Some of the sites may also address other needs, such as process applications for SNAP food stamps, offer senior citizens congregate meals, baby formula, or distribute clothing. Call an agency below to find additional resources or food programs in your county.

Northwest Gleaners Food Bank
101 Clay Dr.
Cadillac - MI 49601
(231) 779-0056
Counties served: Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Osceola and Wexford.

Food Gatherers
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Phone number 734-761-2796

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
Grand Rapids





Feeding America - St. Joseph are West Michigan Food Bank
St. Joseph, Michigan
Call 269-983-7229
This location mainly provides resources to other pantries and churches. Those locations then distribute the food boxes, perishable goods, and holiday assistance to qualified lower income families.

Cadicalac brnanch of Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
Call the center at 231-779-0056 for referrals.

The Manna Food Project
Harbor Springs, Michigan
Hot meals, clothing, summer snacks for students, and meals for the homebound are all offered by the non-profit.

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
Sault Ste. Marie
Phone number - 906-632-0348

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
This center is in Ishpeming Michigan
Call 906-485-4988
They provide food, meals, and aid to local churches and charities. Those other Michigan centers then distribute the items to the needy.

Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank
Houghton, MA

Mid-Michigan Food Bank
Supports the entire capital region of Michigan. Emergency bags of groceries and more can be passed out.




Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Flint Michigan based
Call 810-239-4441
As the name implies, offers coverage to the eastern portion of the state. Fruits, vegetables, baby formula, and canned goods are all offered. May also have information on free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals.

Food Bank of South Central Michigan
Battle Creek
269-964-3663 or 888-895-3663

Michigan food pantries by county and city

If you need additional help, find pantries and food banks that are local to your city, town, and county in Michigan. A list of each region is below. There are a number of additional centers near you that distribute free food, clothing, and other forms of support to the needy.

St. Michael Franciscan Poverty Program
25175 Code Rd
Southfield - Michigan 48033
(248) 356-6350

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
1095 3rd St.
Muskegon - Michigan 49441
(231) 722-9352
May also have Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals. Provides information on other social services, including gifts for children.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
Call the charity at 269-343-3663





Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan-

313-923-3535 or 866-453-2637

Forgotten Harvest
Main number is 248-967-1500

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston
The location has lists of local pantries. Or inquire about applications for SNAP food stamps or meals for infants from WIC.

Leslie Community Outreach
614 Mill St.
Leslie - MI 49251
Phone (517) 589-5814

More Michigan free food banks

You can find programs in your county using the link above. Or feel free to dial 800-552-4483 for additional lists of free food banks and pantries that are near you and that also operate in Michigan. Locations will also have information on other USDA programs, such as meals and snacks for students during the summer and nutritional programs that are focused on assisting senior citizens and the elderly in Michigan.

By Jon McNamara

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