Mercado Food Hub Pantry

Mercado Food Hub at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC 1) is a drive-up pantry serving residents of southwest Detroit. Volunteer activities include helping load shopping carts indoors, and loading food into vehicles outdoors. Up to 12 volunteers needed per shift.

There is an urgent need for Spanish-speaking intake specialists. If you are fluent in Spanish, able to commit to a regular schedule and would like to be trained for this special position, contact Julie Ptasznik at

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Individuals & Groups of 9 or Fewer

Each group member should register individually.

If you want to schedule court-ordered community service, please go to Court-Ordered Community Service.


Julie Ptasznik |
866-453-2637 ext.245


14 years of age or older.

Groups of 10 or more

Please complete a shift request form and a Gleaners volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule your shift.

Groups of youth must be age 14 or older with a minimum of 2 chaperones required.


2826 Bagley Ave | Detroit MI | 48216


Day Times
Monday9:30am - 1:30pm
Tuesday9:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesday10:00am - 12:00pm (Packing), 1:30pm - 5:30pm (Distribution)
Thursday10:00am - 1:30pm (Packing), 4:00pm - 7:30pm (Fresh Market)
FridayNo shifts available
Saturday9:30am - 1:30pm
SundayNo shifts available