Address:2850 W Eleven Mile RdBerkley, MI 48072Map & Directions
Services: Food Pantries, Kosher Food
Hours: Mon and Wed 10am-12noon. Tue and Thu 6:30pm-8pm. Sun 12noon-2pm to determine eligibility and to set up food pick up time.
Eligibility: For recurring assistance: Jewish individuals and families whose income falls within 200% of National Poverty Guidelines. All individuals, regardless of religious affiliation, can receive a food package at least one time.
Documents To Bring: Must provide proof of income. Must show government issued photo identification.
Address:21800 Greenfield RdOak Park, MI 48237Map & Directions
Services: The mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus perishable and prepared food and donating it to emergency food providers. Forgotten Harvest is the only food rescue organization serving the metro Detroit area. For the past eight years Forgotten Harvest has increased its annual distribution of prepared and perishable foods from 1 million pounds in 2001 and in 2008 to a record of 9.5 millions pounds. With a fleet of 20 refrigerated trucks on the road six days a week (Monday through Saturday), servicing Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, they are able to rescue fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, fruit juice and baked goods. These products are delivered free of charge to 150 local agencies such as, soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. By rescuing these products, they are able to help feed at-risk children, families and senior citizens living in poverty, while eliminating the waste of good healthy food, that otherwise would have gone into the land fills. Forgotten Harvest understands the vast changes that are taking place in the metro Detroit area, and is experiencing an increase in the need of local agencies requesting additional food to help feed the hungry. Despite their tremendous growth in service, there are still too many metro Detroit area children, families and senior citizens still going hungry, while large quantities of, highly nutritious foods are being discarded. Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to finding new donors, additional sources of nutritious food and the resources necessary to address the problem. Mobile Pantry Program: Detroit is the poorest community in the country. In 2007, of all U.S. cities with a population of 250,000 or more, Detroit has the highest rate of people living in poverty at 33.8% and children living in poverty at 48.2%. The number of children living in poverty is substantially above the national average of 19%. At a time when their community is facing challenges, Forgotten Harvest is finding real solutions. Forgotten Harvest met the challenges by designing and implementing a Mobile Panty Program piloted in the summer of 08 to help eliminate hunger in metro-Detroit. The first Mobile Pantry Program began in the Osborn district and once a week distributes over 8,000 meals; they have established partnerships with the local area agencies in this area to bring on site once a week a well-stocked refrigerated trucked filled with healthy and nutritious foods that will help feed the at-risk children, families and senior citizens. These are residents who are living in the underserved, high-poverty neighborhoods where they have limited access to emergency feeding programs and local agencies have been extremely limited in their capacity to meet the needs of the most vulnerable neighbors. Forgotten Harvest is able to increase the availability and variety of nutritious fresh food researching high risk families who other wise would of gone hungry in the metro Detroit areas. The Mobile Pantry Program is helping to address the imbalance between readily available surplus fresh product, and the growing number of individuals and families in the Detroit area who are struggling on a daily basis to provide nutritious fresh food for their families.
Re-pack Program: Forgotten Harvest has partnered with Rock City Kitchen to provide nutritious healthy packaged meals for individuals and families throughout the metro Detroit areas. Each day Forgotten Harvest rescues and transports freshly cooked foods from large area establishments that would throw perfectly good food away. Rock City is able to rescue the large quantities of food; the food is brought back to Forgotten Harvest and is packaged into equal portions of protein and non-protein for individuals and families. Families and individuals are able to have a hot nutritious meal in their own home.
Address:202 E 5th StRoyal Oak, MI 48067Map & Directions
Services: Food Pantries
Hours: Second and fourth Mondays of the month, 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm.
Eligibility: Low-income individuals and families.
Documents To Bring: Must bring drivers license or state ID.
Address:26998 Woodward AveRoyal Oak, MI 48067Map & Directions
Hours: Mon 12:30pm-3pm; Sat 9:30am-12noon; closed major holidays and the Saturday prior to major holidays.
Eligibility: Residents of Oakland County.
Documents To Bring: Picture ID, proof of Oakland County residency; names, dates of birth and Social Security cards for all family members.
Address:120 Lewis StPontiac, MI 48342Map & Directions
Hours: Open by appointment Thu 1:15pm to 2:15pm.
Eligibility: Resident of Pontiac.
Documents To Bring: Identification cards for all household members. Proof of residency.
Address:46156 Woodward AvePontiac, MI 48342Map & Directions
Services: Case/Care Management for Adults With Disabilities, Case/Care Management for Older Adults, Food Pantries
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm.
Eligibility: Low-income, disabled and homeless individuals; seniors age 60 and over and seniors with disabilities age 55 and over.
Address:143 Albany StFerndale, MI 48220Map & Directions
Hours: 9am-10:30am on scheduled registration and distribution dates. Please call for scheduled dates.
Eligibility: No restrictions.
Documents To Bring: Photo ID is required for food pick up.
Address:8650 Canal RdSterling Heights, MI 48314Map & Directions
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-3:30pm.
Eligibility: Shelby Township, Sterling Heights and Utica residents. Must not have received assistance within the last month and not more than 3 times in one year.
Documents To Bring: Must show government issued photo identification and birth certificates for all children residing in the household.
Address:8771 15 Mile RdSterling Heights, MI 48312Map & Directions
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm. By appointment only.
Eligibility: Residents of Zip codes 48026, 48035, 48036, 48088, 48092, 48093, 48310, 48312, 48313 who are in need of food. An individual or family may use the pantry no more than three times per year, and visits must be at least 30 days apart.
Documents To Bring: Must show government issued photo identification; proof of residency within the service area; and Social Security Numbers, Medicaid cards, or recent report cards for all children living in the home.
Address:38900 Dodge Park RdSterling Heights, MI 48312Map & Directions
Hours: Distribution hours are Wed 10am-11:30 am.
Eligibility: Low income residents of Sterling Heights. Individuals and families may receive assistance from the pantry once a month.
Documents To Bring: Must show government issued photo identification.