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Emergency Food Pantry
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Community Dinner Sites
Sundays: Fish and Loaves rotating sites 5:30pm. Call 734.718.6009 for more information
Mondays: St. Mary Magdalen 6pm. Call 810.229.8624 for more information
Wednesdays: God’s Kitchen, St. Joe’s Parish, Howell 6pm
Thursdays: St. Agnus Catholic Church, Fowlerville. Call 517.223.8684 for more information
Food Assistance Programs
SNAP is a government program administered by the Department of Human Services. For people who qualify, the program puts money on a debit card to buy food at your local participating grocery store. Need help applying for food benefits? Contact the county’s Resource Navigator: 1.866.453.2637 ext 331. Apply online, or see if you qualify.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) is a federally funded program which works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, children until age six, and elderly people of at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. Locally, the CSFP program is administered by OLHSA.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. In Livingston County, the Department of Health administers the WIC program.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Inquire with your child’s school to apply at any time.
Summer Food Service Program: Administered by The Salvation Army, with food provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank and Livingston County Senior Nutrition (Meals on Wheels), the “Summer Lunch Bunch” provides summer meals meant to replace lunch missed while school is not in session. Contact The Salvation Army for more information: 517-546-4750.
The Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program, “Meals On Wheels“, is a Non-Profit organization which offers a nutrition service for senior adults over the age of 60. Well Balanced hot meals are delivered five days a week that meet one third of a person’s daily nutrition requirements to the frail homebound seniors of Livingston County.
Congregate Meals from Meals on Wheels serves lunch at local Senior Centers in Howell, Pinckney, Hamburg, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland and Gregory for a suggested low price