Here’s your guide for all things food, from farmers markets to meal delivery for older adults.
MICHIGAN — Whether you’re cooking for yourself or helping a loved one with some delicious eats, access to food during the coronavirus pandemic has been limited. Here are some Michigan resources to help you get the food you need during the pandemic.
Food Stamps & Cash Assistance
Temporary assistance is available for Michigan residents who are in need of food. Use the Michigan Bridges website to check your eligibility and apply.
Ann Arbor Area
100 Arbana Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.; 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays
565 Jefferson Street, Ypsilanti MI 48197
Hours of operation: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. first & third Fridays
2131 Beaufait, Detroit, MI 48201
(serves residents of Hamtramck only)
9540 Conant St., Hamtramck, MI 48212
Hours of operation: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Saturdays
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays
Visit foodpantries.org for more information and locations.
Grocery & Meal Delivery
Michigan residents ages 60 and over qualify for free grocery delivery during the pandemic. Click here to fill out the request form.
Meals on Wheels also delivers groceries. Visit their website to sign up.
Some Michigan farmers markets are now accepting Bridge cards. Call ahead to inquire.
Ann Arbor Area
(for members of the University of Michigan community)
NW10 Parking Lot, Cram Circle, Ann Arbor MI 48105
Upcoming Food Distribution Dates:
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. October, 7 2020
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. October, 21 2020
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. November, 4 2020
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. November, 18 2020
Growing Hope Farmers Market
100 Rice Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturdays (outdoor market closing October 31)
18445 Scarsdale St., Detroit, MI 48223
Hours of operation: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays (through mid-October, depending on weather)
6558 Waldon Rd., Clarkston, MI 48346
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays (through October 10)
1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
15971 Lake Michigan Dr., West Olive, MI 48460
To find a farmers market near you, use the Michigan Farmers Market Association tool.
Additional resources can be found at freefood.org.