The novel coronavirus outbreak has shut the global economy, leaving over one million Michiganders out of work and searching for assistance to feed themselves and their families.
In response, food banks around the state have changed and adapted their protocols to keep adequately serving their communities through the pandemic.
Here are some answers to your food pantry questions:
Where do I go if I need food assistance?
- For emergency food assistance, call 2-1-1 or Michigan’s statewide toll-free number: 1-844-875-9211
- There are many organizations with online resources that can help you locate the food pantry closest to you. Click on their websites for more information:
- If you are 60+, you may qualify for home-delivered meals through your local area agency on aging. Sign up here and your regional agency or volunteer will contact you if you qualify.
- If your children are part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, distributors for households for children can be found here.