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. 2 - 20 volunteers needed per shift depending on the type of 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.

Please contact us before your scheduling your volunteer shift if you have any allergies.


2826 Bagley Ave | Detroit MI | 48216


Day Times
Monday9:30am - 1:30pm
Tuesday9:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesday12:00pm - 2:00pm (Packing)
Thursday4:00pm - 8:30pm (Fresh Market, 18+ Only)
FridayNo shifts
Saturday9:30am - 1:30pm
SundayNo shifts