Food Pantries

To the best of our knowledge the following information is current as of 3/20/20. 

Jackson County Food Banks

Jackson County Schools Food Distribution during Covid-19 link

Jackson County Department on Aging Continuing to Deliver Meals on Wheels

Meals are continuing to be delivered to seniors at their home. This includes meals to seniors who normally are not homebound but need to stay home and reduce their risk of COVID-19 exposure. Seniors are receiving the number of meals they normally receive, and seven emergency meals have been provided. Staff are preparing to change to all frozen meals delivered once a week, starting April 1st . To begin meal delivery for someone age 60 and older, call the Department on Aging, 788-4364. Participants have the option of donating for their meals; making a donation is not required.

Brooklyn Food Pantry

171 Wamplers Lake Rd Brooklyn, MI 49230


Tues/Thur 10-2.  Giving out food downtown behind the flower shop. Will add additional hours if needed. Onsted, Colombia and Napoleon school districts can receive food. 

Central Wesleyan

119 North Webster Street Jackson, MI 49230


Closed until further notice 

    Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County

    3905 Clinton Road Jackson, MI 49201


    Beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020 until further notice, their plan is to utilize a drive-thru distribution model beginning at 8:30am this Saturday and will end at 12 noon. This model necessitates distributing prepacked shelf stable food bags, and if possible, supplementing with fresh produce, bread and meat. Guests receiving food will remain outdoors and in their vehicle.

      Saturday, March 28th our other community food pantries will take place at:

       Bethesda Church of God in Christ, 1500 Merriman St. Jackson. 10am distribution.

       East Jackson Church of the Nazarene, 5549 Ann Arbor Rd, Jackson. 10:15am distribution.

       Spring Arbor Church of the Nazarene, 8200 King Rd. Spring Arbor. 11am distribution.

       Southside Church, 419 E High St. Jackson. 11:00am distribution.

       Lily Baptist Church, 1117 W G Wade Dr., Jackson. 11:00am distribution.

       Found Church, distributing at 1700 Woodbridge, Jackson. 12pm distribution.

       Pulaski Free Methodist Church, 9975 Miller Rd., Pulaski. 12:15pm distribution

      There is no need for you to get out of your vehicle as the food filled bags will be brought directly to you. 

      Seventh Day Adventist Community Service

      3600 County Farm Road Jackson, MI 49201

      (517) 787-1280

      Closed until further notice.

      Salvation Army

      806 East Pearl Street Jackson, MI 49201

      (517) 782-7185

      Mon-Thurs 10am-12pm

      Can visit pantry every 60 days, not planning on changing this criteria. With an ID and note, someone else can receive food if person is unable. When they arrive, they fill out application, then pick up box which is put together based on number of people in family. Short on meat. 

      Immanuel Lutheran Church

      1505 West Michigan Avenue Jackson, MI 49201

      (517) 782-6081

      Still open on Saturdays 9:30am - 11:30am

      Only require a valid ID.  Distribution in still the same process - people come in and go through line to get food in their upstairs rooms, people will be let through 5 at a time and they pick out their own food. Having trouble getting meats food. Don't have capacity to deliver. Have always put limits on items due to the fact they receive them from store rescue - bread/dessert, meats, 1 cereal, veggies 2, fruit 1, choice of a snack. 

      Harmony Baptist Church

      6475 Ann Arbor Road Jackson, MI 49201

      (517) 764-0342

      Closed until March 30,2020

        Just bring one ID for every person and eligible every 30 days. Provide meals for 3 days (breakfast, lunch and dinner for # people in each household). Dish soap, laundry soap and shampoo breaking down into smaller bottles to give to people.

        Our Lady of Fatima

        911 Napoleon Rd Michigan Center, MI 49254



        Only covers Michigan Center, Napoleon, Grass Lake. Helpline is monitored and will call an individual back. Fridays sends email request for food delivery and Consumer's Energy request. Food deliveries are made the next week. Eligibility - asks how many in household, anyone employed or source of income, or receive DHHS assistance. Volunteer run pantry so they only do deliveries of prepackaged food items, canned goods, box items, and meat bundle, toilet paper and other household goods.

        Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

        120 East Main St. Spring Arbor, MI 49283


        Must show proof of ID living in Western Jackson County (Brown St.). Normally would not deliver to people but they have volunteers who have offered to get groceries for people and think if someone needed a deliver they could be grouped with them. Boxes are already ready, need to come in to fill out paperwork.

        St. Mary's


        Deliver food to homes (mostly downtown area and east of Michigan Ave, southside of Jackson) Michigan Ave to S. Jackson and Cooper St.Take calls everyday 9am-11am and deliver M-F. In most cases will make same day deliveries unless call is received later, and then will the next day. Deliver to door. Use a team of 2 people a day for deliveries.

        St. Vincent de Paul Society - St. Joe's


        Call to set up appointment, ask for name, phone number and address. Delivers food on T/TH

        Only serves northeast corner in city of Jackson. Keeps track if people have been helped in the last 3 months. Provides food to last a family of 4 for 3 days (3 packages of meat per delivery, non-perishable, etc), 1 dozen eggs and 12 oz brick of cheese always, shelf stable milk, pancake mix always, cereal always, at least 3 bread items, also include a bag with paper and cleaning products, soap, toothpaste, etc. When it's not an emergency ask income requirements, but will never not give a first box to someone even if they're over income.

        Saint John’s United Church of Christ

        801 South Mechanic Street Jackson, MI 49203

        (517) 784-7580

        3rd Friday of every month.  10am-12pm

        Currently pre-boxing items and people have to come in. They're limiting how many people can come in at a time. No eligibility requirements, don't need an ID to receive items. Don't have any cleaning supplies at this time.  

        Encounter Church

        620 Robinson Road Jackson, MI 49203

        (517) 750-2654

        Call ahead due to limiting hours
        Will provide “drive-thru” service

          Grass Lake United Methodist Church

          449 East Michigan Ave Grass Lake, MI 49240


          Limiting to GL residents only. Appt only between 9 am - 12 pm, any weekday.  Provide ID, Could have someone else pick up for them but not able to deliver. Pre-boxed, make box accordingly based on family size. No Fresh food. Provide toiletries and household goods. 

          Hillsdale United Methodist Church

          6100 Folks Road Horton, MI 49246


          Tuesday/Thursday 9am-12pm.  People are still able to come through lines and fill up their carts. Require that they live in that location to receive food and must live in Hanover Horton school district. Limits on how much they can take total (2 bags of food unless more than 4 people in family), limiting cereal and paper products. In specific cases would be able to make deliveries. Have talked about the idea of having people stay in their cars and give them a box but haven't done so yet.

          First Evangelistic Church Of God in Christ

          1604 Francis Street Jackson, MI 49203

          (517) 945-1376

          Still open.  Can get out of cars. Provide ID, Every 3 months try to do household goods, this month (March) is toiletry and soap. 

            Christ’s Kingdom Ministries

            501 South Elm Street Jackson, MI 49203

            (517) 879-5680

            Open, Only 10 people at one time inside.  People can pick up food for someone else if they're unable to come, just must show ID. Food will be pre-bagged and they come in sign an FDA required form.  Bring their ID, they don't check income guidelines, someone just has to say they're in need of emergency food. Not limiting items and have no shortages. Only provide food, not household supplies. Have a list of other organization to refer to if necessary.

            Hillsdale County

            Hillsdale Salvation Army

            160 E Bacon St, Hillsdale, MI 49242

            To-go lunches

            Tuesday-Friday 12pm-2pm

            They can be picked up at the door

            You do not need to call ahead

            Fresh Food Program

            Tuesdays 9:30-1:30

            Pick up eggs, milk, produce, bread, etc.

            Must be a Hillsdale resident and show ID

            Food will be brought to vehicle

            Emergency Food Pantry

            Mondays and Fridays

            Call ahead to Pam 517-437-4240 EXT. 202

            Hillsdale Baptist Church

            2211 West Bacon St, Hillsdale, MI  49242


            Food pantry Tuesdays 9-11

            Kings Kupboard (Trinity Lutheran Church)

            51 Griswold Street


            Food pantry Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30-5:20

            St. Anthony’s Family Center

            11 North Broadstreet

            517- 437-3305

            Food pantry Tuesday 12:30-2 and Friday 9:30-11

            Markethouse Hillsdale

            Dedicated Senior Shopping Times

            Thursday 5-6 and Sunday 6-7

            Meals on Wheels

            Meals on Wheels is still delivering meals to seniors. The meals are frozen and they deliver a seven day supply. Meals on Wheels are taking new clients that are in need of food delivery. Refer them to call the office to register.  517-437-2422

            Lenawee County

            Most food pantries remain open at this time and are providing drive-thru services.

            The Veggie Mobile is still operating as normal Monday - Friday

            Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry

            410 East Maumee St. Adrian, MI 49221 


            Mon, Weds, Fri 12-3

            address and income required

            New Song Community Church

            Fresh Food Distribution

            5211 S Occidental Hwy Tecumseh, MI 49286

            Last Saturday of the month.

            Drive thru Distribution Time 12:00 – 2:00

            Addison United Church Food Pantry

            202 S.Talbot Street Addison, MI 49220

            517-547-5527 3 - 5pm 

            Last Thursday of the month.

            Proof of residence required

            Adrian First Church of the Nazarene

            50 Industrial Ct. Adrian, MI 49221

            517-263-1579 Main (4 times a year)

            Call first.

            Tues 10 a.m - 2 p.m

            Food given twice every 6 months 

            Brooklyn Food Pantry 

            171 Wamplers Lake Road Brooklyn, MI 49230


            Tues 10 a.m - 2 p.m

            Thur 10 a.m - 2 p.m  

            Picture I.D with current address and current piece of mail with same address

            Clinton United Methodist Church 

            10990 Tecumseh Clinton Road Clinton, MI 49236


            2nd Thursday.  8:30 a.m - 12 p.m

            Proof of residency for Clinton area 

            Commodities Program

            1245 W.Maple Street Adrian, MI 49221


            11 a.m - 2 p.m (Jan/Feb food avaliable, March no food)  Each client can have 12 boxes per year

            Daily Bread 

            302 S.Tecumseh St. Adrian, MI 49221


            Tues, Thur, Fri 12 pm - 2 pm.

            Bring state issued photo identification and social security cards or birth certificates for all dependents.

            Hudson Ministerial Association Food Pantry

            211 W.Mechanic St. Hudson, MI 49247 


            Tues 11 a.m - 1 p.m

            Thurs 11 a.m - 1 p.m

            Provide proof of residence. state issued Photo identification accepted

            Light of Christ Catholic Church 

            222 Carey St. Deerfield, MI 49238 

            517-447-3500 ext.13 

            2nd & 4th Weds 1 - 3 p.m

            Must live within 10 miles of Deerfield

            Deerfield Manitou Road Baptist Church 

            175 Manitou Rd. Manitou Beach, MI 49253 


            2nd Thursday by appointment Call one week ahead to place order.

            Morenci Food Pantry, 1st Church of the Nazarene 

            751 N.Summit St. Morenci, MI 49256 


            1st Thursday of the each month

            Beginning Thursday April 2, 2020

            This is a NEW year round site!!

            Distribution is from 12:00 until gone or 2:00 p.m.

            (Drive thru during Covid-19)

            Photo identification and proof of residence in 49256 zip

            Salvation Army 

            217 W.Church St. Adrian, MI 49221 


            Mon 8:30-11:30 By appointment

            Tues 8:30-11:30 am Fresh Food Initiative

            Thurs 8:30-11:30 By appointment

            State issued photo identification and social security card, proof of residence

            St.Mary's Catholic Church 

            317 Erie St. Adrian, MI 49221 1 - 3 p.m 1 - 3 p.m 1 - 3 p.m 


            Mon, Tues, Thurs 1-3 pm. Photo identification and proof of residence.

            St. Mary on the Lake

            450 Manitou Rd. Manitou Beach, MI 49253 


            Friday 10-12. 

            St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 

            306 E.Jefferson St. Blissfield, MI 49228  


            Thurs 9-11:30 am. By appointment.  Must provide proof of residence in Blissfield, Deerfield, Palmyra or Riga.  Must provide proof of receiving  benefits from Lenawee County DHS

            St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Joseph Church 

            415 Ormsby St. Adrian, MI 49221 


            Mon, Weds, Fri 1-2:30

            Tecumseh Service Club  

            1304 Partridge Ct. Tecumseh, MI 49286 


            Proof of residence in Clinton, Tecumseh, Macon, Britton, or Tipton

            disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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