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.


Food Pantries

Ann Arbor Area

Salvation Army Food Pantry

100 Arbana Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.; 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 

Community Church of God

565 Jefferson Street, Ypsilanti MI 48197

Hours of operation: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. first & third Fridays

Metro Detroit

Gleaners Community Food Bank

2131 Beaufait, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Friendship House

(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

Rural Michigan

Saline Area Social Services

Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays

Western UP Food Systems has compiled a list of food pantries from Houghton County and beyond. Click here to access it.

Visit foodpantries.org for more information and locations.


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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.


Farmers Markets

Some Michigan farmers markets are now accepting Bridge cards. Call ahead to inquire.

Ann Arbor Area

Maize & Blue Cupboard

(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)

Metro Detroit

Northwest Detroit Farmers Market

18445 Scarsdale St., Detroit, MI 48223

Hours of operation: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays (through mid-October, depending on weather)

Clarkston Farmers Market

6558 Waldon Rd., Clarkston, MI 48346

Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays (through October 10)

Western Michigan

Fulton Street Farmers Market

1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Green Acres Farmers Market

15971 Lake Michigan Dr., West Olive, MI 48460

To find a farmers market near you, use the Michigan Farmers Market Association tool


More Support 

Additional resources can be found at freefood.org.

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