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Below is a listing of the providers that offer free or low-cost groceries and meals. Many of these programs may require that the individuals have already applied for food stamps through their local Family Independence Agency office so please check with them first.   Additional resources can be found in the Friends in Deed Resource Guide.                    


Ann Arbor Community Center

Perishable Food Days: First Wednesday and third Thursday starting at 10:00am until approximately 11:30am (while supplies last).  All other days are by appointment only. Please call ahead.

625 N. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-3128


Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels
Non-profit, volunteer driven agency, partially supported by the U of MI Health Systems providing home delivered meals for the frail, elderly and disabled of the Ann Arbor area so that they can remain in their own homes with dignity. Lunch and dinner on 6 days/wk.

Meals on Wheels clients are primarily older adults or individuals with disabilities who are homebound or who cannot prepare complete, nutritious meals for themselves. Clients are served regardless of age or financial status. The suggested donation amount is $5 a day. Clients who are unable to pay the full amount of the suggested donation will not be denied services.


2025 Traverwood Dr., Suite F
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 998-6686



Bryant Community Center

Food bank can be utilized twice/month.  Must be an Ann Arbor resident.  Limit once a month.

  • 1st & 3rd Thursday.  Opens at 8:30am, and food distributed from 10:00-10:30.
  • M, T, & F 10am-5pm-Emergency Limit twice/month. (1 Bag)
  • W & Th 8:30-5pm-Emergency.  Limit twice/month. (1 Bag)

*Wednesday morning is best day to come for emergency groceries.

3 W. Eden Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 477-0292


Catholic Social Services-Emergency Food Program
 The Emergency Food program distributes groceries and personal care items to low-income families and individuals on a monthly and/or emergency basis.  Clients are also given referrals to other agencies for clothing and other critical services as needed.  Northside Community Center.

  • Tuesdays:  3pm - 7pm
  • Thursdays: 9am - 3pm
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays: 1pm - 4pm


815 Taylor St
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 662-4462


Department of Human Services
Manages food stamp programs to supplement income of families or individuals in need.  State of Michigan DHS website includes explanation of programs offered.

22 Center Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 481-2000


First Baptist Church
A free dinner is served every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30pm.

517 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734)  663-9376


Hope Center

  • Hope Clinic serves free meals on Saturdays and Sundays 4-5pm at the Hope Center. No I.D. or proof of income required, diners sign in to receive their meal.
  • Emergency groceries are distributed by appointment on Wednesday afternoons and Friday and Saturday mornings at the Hope Center. A household is eligible to receive emergency groceries once a month.

518 Harriet
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 484-2989


Robert J. Delonis Center  (Shelter Association of Washtenaw County)

Offers free meals. 

  •  Lunch is served Monday thru Friday from 12-1pm and Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-3:30pm.
  • Dinner is served Monday thru Friday from 5:30-6pm.

 312 W. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-2829


Salvation Army
Hot meals and emergency groceries provided. Picture ID required for food bank.  Call ahead to determine other required documentation.

Ypsilanti Office
9 S. Park, Ypsilanti MI 48197
(734) 482-4700

Must be an Ypsilanti or Ypsilanti Township resident.

  • Food bank Tuesday 9-11am and 1-3pm and fresh produce available on Thursday 1-3pm.
  • Lunch served Wednesday 11:30-12:30pm. 
  • Dinner Monday & Thursday 5-6pm.

Ann Arbor Office

Must be an Ann Arbor resident.

100 Arbana, Ann Arbor MI 48103
(734) 668-8353

  • Food bank Thursday 10-11:15 am and 1-2:15pm.


SOS Community Services
The food pantry provides a day’s allotment of food (three meals) for each person within the household. This service is offered to each consumer up to four times per year, plus one holiday.

  • Tuesdays from 10am-6:30pm.

114 N. River Street                 
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 961-1999 


St. Andrews Episcopal Church
For years a free breakfast has been served at St. Andrew's, 365 days a year. The Breakfast at St. Andrew's is a non-profit organization, the only program in the Ann Arbor community serving a meal without charge, every day, at the same time and place: 

  •  Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am, 7 days a week

306 N. Division 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734)  663-0518


Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
Hot meals delivered to homes of homebound acute or chronically ill or disabled people. Fees are sliding scale.

1110 W. Cross
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-9669




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