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Food Assistance in Washtenaw County Michigan July 17, 2012

Filed under: Food — aganous @ 1:20 am

Washtenaw County food pantries.

The Ann Arbor area in Washtenaw County Michigan area has been hit hard during this 4 year Obama depression. If you are in need of assistance, there is help available. These locations specialize in food or meals, but some may provide other assistance as well. If you have special needs, just ask. If they cannot help, they can most likely put you in touch with those who can.

Ann Arbor Community Center
Address is 625 North Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone number – (734) 662-3128
Social services are offered to seniors, unemployed, low income, and those who are struggling. Get free food assistance, meals, shelter, and other help such as clothing.

Ann Arbor Department Of Parks And Recreation Bryant Community Center
Location is 3 W Eden Ct.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Dial (734) 477-0292

 

Catholic Social Services Of Washtenaw County, North side Community Center
Main office is 815 Taylor St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone number – (734) 662-4462
Catholic Services in the Ann Arbor area offer numerous services to help the needy. Some programs can help with electric bills or low income housing, but most aid is non-monetary such as free food, groceries, government surplus commodities and food. Call for help or advice, regardless of your religion.

Saint Clare Of Assisi Episcopal Church
Address of church is 2309 Packard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Dial – (734) 662-2449. The church has surplus food for people in an emergency. Very limited hours.

The Salvation Army – Eastern Michigan Division, Ann Arbor Corps Community Center
100 Arbana Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
(734) 668-8353
Part of the national non-profit charity organization. Many working poor, unemployed, and even homeless stop by for food, meals, and support. Many emergency and crisis services are run at the site.

Faith In Action
Address – 603 S St.
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-3305

Faith In Action, Dexter Food Pantry
2822 Baker Rd.
Dexter, Michigan 48130
Telephone number is (734) 426-7002

Community Resource Center
Location is 410 City Rd.
Manchester, MI 48158
(734) 428-7722

Saline Area Social Service
131 E Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
Main number – (734) 429-4570
Social services are offered, including meals, groceries, and free food. A great place for referrals too.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Location of church is 201 N River St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Call the church at (734) 482-7121

HIV/Aids Resource Center
Address – 3075 Clark Rd. Suite 203
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
(734) 572-9355

Hope America
Office location is 133 W Michigan Ave. Suite 204, Michigan Heritage Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Telephone – (734) 483-5362

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Getting Food in Troubling Times May 22, 2012

Filed under: Food — aganous @ 2:43 am

In these troubling times, lots of people struggle. If times are tough for you, or  someone you care about, taking care of the basics is essential. Food is just one of those things you have to take care of.

I have a friend who, due to an autoimmune disease, she can’t work. And as most know, getting on Social Security Disability can take years (an average of 4)!

Until she was able to get that help, I helped out by getting low cost food (among other things).  Knowing what to buy, and where to shop helps a LOT.

Food Stamps

The Emergency Food Assistance Program, more commonly known as the Food Stamp Program, can greatly benefit those truly in need. My friend was one of those in need, and finally got food stamps, taking a huge load off me personally.

If you really do need help, please check out their website. http://www.fns.usda.gov/ffd/programs/tefap This federal program is managed by the US Dept of Agriculture.

For eligibility details and the application process, you’ll want to go to: http://www.govbenefits.gov