With rising prices, we have put together a list of foodbanks/ways to get cheaper food around our local area for those who may need it. We have put in the links to them and a small description of each.

Eagles Helping Hands (Redford)

This group has a local pick up at Thurston High School in Redford. It vary’s from $1 items to free. Sometimes it’s walk up, sometimes its drive up. You definitely have to look in the group daily to check as pick up times change weekly.

The Wee Store (Redford)

This group is also at Thurston High School. It is walk up so bring a bag or wagon. They offer food, clothes and other items for a much lower cost. Item prices vary. They often run deals and are open at different hours so make sure to check their Facebook page before heading up.

Gleaners (Metro Detroit)

Free food. You must apply for a gleaners card and provide your families information. Look at their page when needed. They have lots of different pick-up locations all over the Metro Detroit area. Most pick ups are during the day from 9-5.

Open Door Outreach Center (Waterford and Surrounding Areas)

Open Door is a great resource for those in their local community. White Lake, but also Waterford, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Wolverine Lake, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and portions of Wixom. They help with food, clothing and household items. They also accept donations.

Forgotten Harvest (Metro Detroit)

Forgotten Harvest works with local communities to provide free food for those in need. They have local spots all over the Metro Detroit area that you can pick food up at and various days throughout the week.

Find Food (Lower Michigan)

This handy website lists out all of food pick ups that are available all over Lower Michigan.

Open Door Ministry (Canton)

Open Door Ministry helps with locating jobs, they also provide food for those in need. You do need to register ahead of time by calling 734-397-1777 Ext. 2011, leave a message and they will be in touch


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