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Help with Food

Food assistance providers are listed below for each county. The largest source of continuing food assistance is the Food Assistance program available at the Department of Human Services, better known as "food stamps" or the "bridge card". Nevertheless, there are people who are no eligible for that benefit or who find it insufficient for one of many reasons. Hence, there we list many food pantry and distribution programs, which vary greatly in their content and availability.

The purpose of these programs is to help people who would otherwise not have enough to eat. The purpose IS NOT to provide free food so people can sell some of it or so they can use their own money for entertainment or non-essential purposes rather than food. Everyone should exercise restraint and obtain only the food they need as long as there are others waiting in line. Sometimes, the food programs will have an excess of perishable food that they must either give away or throw away—then it is sensible to take a much as one can somehow use.

Food programs set up various systems to try to prevent abuse. They may require identification, and may check to see if people are going to many food programs. Some may limit those they serve to certain geographical areas. Others require a referral from someone who knows the individuals condition. We hope that everyone will cooperate with these screening methods. Stopping the abusers of the system means more food for those who really need it.

HURON COUNTY: Address Who They Help Services Provided
Caseville Community Pantry 989-856-2439 or 989-856-4009 6495 main St
Caseville, Mi 48725
Anyone, but limit multiple site use Open Thursdays Noon to 3:00 P.M.
Community Food Pantry
755 Orr St
Bay Port, MI 48720
Food needs, no referral necessary Available on an “as needed” basis
Department  of Human Services 989-269-9201
apply/check benefits, report changes, view appointments: www.michigan.gov/mibridges
1911 Sand Beach Rd
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Everyone, but certain things for certain classes of people. Extensive form to fill out. Food stamps or bridge cards—up to $200/mo for individuals, more for families. Must apply in person, 8-10 A.M., not on Wednesdays.
Cash Assistance for families.
Elkton Food Pantry 989-375-4113, 989-375-4185; Rev Collins:517-270-3311 Elkton United Methodist Church
150 S Main St
Elkton, MI 48731
Elkton, Owendale, Caseville. Prefer referrals 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon.
First United Presbyterian Church Bob Nichol 989-245-0708, Ron & Kathy Grimes o:989-874-4636 Ken Townsend & wife: 989-874-4296 c:989-553-4296. 4965 Diem St
Kinde, MI 48445
Anyone, but limit multiple site use Food Pantry with some toiletries, but no baby supplies at present.  Call to arrange pickup.
Harbor Beach Food Pantry Debbie Brandow 989-550-0251 or 989-479-6053 United Methodist Church
253 S 1st St
Harbor Beach, MI 48441
Local people Furniture and Food Pantry Opens 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 6:00pm – 7:30 pm.
Human Development Commission Jessica Bruce 989-269-9502; 150 Nugent Rd.
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Senior citizens, mothers, infants and children Food "commodities", basic staples
Huron County Baby Pantry Peggy Pitcher 989-551-2561; Judy Milton 989-656-7124; Judy Doerr 989-658-8625; Deb Fritz 989-375-2763 309 N. Outer Drive
Bad Axe MI 48413
People with small children. Food and baby supplies
Huron County Health Dept 989-269-9721 1142 S. Van Dyke
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Huron County residents with children WIC program (Women Infants and Children) food staples & other stuff.
Pigeon Area Community Food Pantry Norma King: 989-453-3026; Alice Kleinfeldt: 989-453-2205; Lucille Welcher: 989-453-2700; Arlene Gingerrich: 989-453-2956 First Methodist Church
7102 Michigan Ave
Pigeon, MI 48755
Everyone No referral needed, call to arrange a time
Port Hope United Methodist Church: Paula Timm; 989-479-6053 c:989-712-0113 5421 Main Street
Port Hope, MI  48468
Mostly local to Port Hope Food and other assistance
Sacred Heart CAFÉ 989-269-7729 Oswald Hall
311 Whitlam St
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Meals to whoever attends 4th Thursday of each month, 4:30 – 6:30 P.M. Baby supplies?
Sharred Blessings Dorothy Rogers: 989-269-7729 Sacred Heart Basement
311 Whitelam
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Referrals from agencies only. Food pantry.
Thumb Bread Basket Bay Shore: 989-883-2501 Laker Elementary: 989-856-7652 or 989-856-3455 Bay Shore Camp, 450 N Miller Sebewaing, MI 48759
Laker Elementary, 6436 Pigeon Rd, Pigeon MI 48755
Local people in need. Food boxes distributed every other month at each location. Call for distribution dates and times.
United Methodist Free Store (facebook) Rev Bruce Nowacek 989-656-2151 989-977-1986 Pat Anderson 989-453-3866 9757 Main St
Bay Port, MI 48720
Anyone who will sign in. Some food. Free household goods, toys, small appliances, groceries, etc. Limits on some things. Thurs-Sat 10 am – 5 pm.
USA Food Pantry Phyllis Sharpsteen: 989-883-3350 Trinity Methodist Church
513 Washington
Sebewaing, MI 48759
Everyone, no referral needed Food, once every 30 days max. 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 P.M.
SANILAC COUNTY: Address Who They Help Services Provided
Department of Human Services, 810-648-4420 515 S. Sandusky Sandusky, MI 48471 Specific things for each class of people. Food stamps or bridge cards—up to $189/mo for individuals, more for families. Cash Assistance for families.
Human Development Commission  810-648-4497 215 N. Elk St,
P.O. Box 207 Sandusky, MI 48471
senior citizens, mothers, infants and children Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)—free basic foods
TUSCOLA COUNTY: Address Who They Help Services Provided
Department of Human Services 989-673-9100 fax: 989-673-9209 1365 Cleaver Rd.
Caro MI 48723
Specific things for each class of people. Food stamps or bridge cards—up to $189/mo for individuals, more for families. Cash Assistance for families.
Tuscola County Homeless Coalition. 989-672-7674 fax: 989-672-7674 157 N State St
PO Box 323
Caro, Michigan 48723
Anyone in need of housing. Provides primarily access to other services—some of which are food. A good “first stop”.
An adequate place to live...

Some food ready to dish up and eat...

... and some food to eat — even though it might take a little work.

... and some food that might take a little work first.