Places Offering FREE Meals for Families in Need


Places Offering FREE Meals for Families in Need

Many parents are in need of food for their children.  The following list is of school districts, organizations, and businesses across our region who are offering meals to children in their communities.  Do you know of a place that is offering FREE food to families in need?  Please email the details to greatlakesbayparents@gmail.com to have the organization or business added.

ARENAC COUNTY
BAY COUNTY
CLARE COUNTY
GLADWIN COUNTY
GRATIOT COUNTY
HURON COUNTY
ISABELLA COUNTY
MIDLAND COUNTY
OAKLAND COUNTY
SAGINAW COUNTY

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24 Help with 211 Northeast Michigan

For day-to-day challenges or in a crisis, Michigan 2-1-1 can help you find food for you or your family through food pantries, vouchers, food stamps, community meals, emergency food programs, and more.

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BAY COUNTY:

Bay City Public Schools

 

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Bay City Academy

301 N Farragut St.
Bay City, Michigan 48708
(989) 778-1002

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Bangor Township Schools Food Service Order Form

Bangor Township Schools will be offering meals to those families over the closure period.  Please fill out the form (click on the link) to place your meal order. Meals may be picked up at John Glenn High School on Thursday, March 19 between 9:00 am -12:00 pm.

Future meal pickups will be on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

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Essexville-Hampton Public Schools FREE Food Pick-Up for Students.

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Pinconning Area School District

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Besons Market

3385 N Euclid Ave
Bay City, Michigan 48706
(989) 684-9561

Free lunch for kids, Chicken Noodle soup with Krzysiak’s Noodles, Chicken, Carrots, Celery, and our seasoning. We will Deliver or be ready for pick up. Call us anytime from 9AM to 1PM to let us know what works best for you at (989) 684-9561.

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Brooklyn Boyz Pizza – Bay City

507 E. Midland Street
Bay City, Michigan 48706
(989) 894-5560

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Dow Bay Area Family YMCA

225 Washington Ave
Bay City, Michigan 48708
(989) 895-8596

Currently operating out of the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA North Parking Lot.

Breakfast: Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30am
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00-12:30pm
Dinner Monday-Friday 3:30-4:30pm
Snack: Monday-Friday 5:30-6:00pm
Snack: Saturday 10-11:00am
Lunch: Saturday/Sunday 12:00-1:00pm

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Boys and Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region

300 W Lafayette Ave.
Bay City, MI 48706

Any Bay County resident 18 years old or younger is invited to enjoy a free meal or snack at the Bay City location.

Schedule:
Dinner: Monday-Friday 3:30-4:30pm
Snacks: Monday-Friday 5:30-6:00pm

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Populace Coffee (Bay City)

810 Saginaw Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708
(989) 778-1110

This Sunday, the entire staff at Populace Coffee  will be gathering to make and assemble as many Brown Bag lunches as we possibly can and make them available for pick up starting Monday 3/16/2020 for FREE.

Our goal is to have a fruit, a vegetable, and a wrap that’s either vegetarian or meat. Still TBD

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Great Lakes Dream Center

700 Lafayette Ave
Bay City, Michigan 48708
(989) 270-7575

To help families in need we will be providing a free sack lunch to children for the next three weeks on Wednesdays at noon while schools are closed.  This will be a drive through lunch pick up at the parking lot side.

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Food Pantry at Safe Harbor Community Center on March 16, 23, 30, and April 6 at 1 – 3PM

Every Monday 1-3 we have our food pantry. You can come once every 6 weeks.

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K & S Center Road Bar

632 Center Road
Essexville, Michigan 48732
(989) 892-4740

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CJ’s Sports Grill

201 N Mable St
Pinconning, Michigan 48650
(989) 200-2255

FREE food for those in need, please specify when ordering with Clif or Jessica.

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Tummy Ache Candy Store

1116 N Johnson St
Bay City, Michigan 48708
(989) 891-7669

Serving meals the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

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Bay County Food Resources

The link is a listing of all the Food Resources in Bay County.  Be sure to call before visiting to make sure that they are open and to confirm hours.

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SAGINAW COUNTY:

MAP  of Pantries, meals, and other food resources in Saginaw County

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Saginaw Public Schools

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Saginaw ISD Head Start/ Early Head Start

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Birch Run Area Schools

Menus are now available for the Free Meal Pick Up Program.  Click here for the breakfast menu and here for the lunch menu.  As a reminder the Free Meal Pick Up Program begins today.  Come to MGMS from 11-11:30AM and please use the Birch Run Rd entrance.  If you have any questions regarding this program, contact Food Service director Jill Benkert at jbenkert@birchrunschools.org.

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Carrollton Public Schools

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Swan Valley School District

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St. Charles Community Schools District

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Merrill Community Schools

555 W Alice St
Merrill, Michigan 48637
(989) 643-7261

Delivery will be available within a 15 mile radius of Merrill Schools** Contact Beth Monk at monk.beth@merrillschools.org or call 989-643-7261 for more information.

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Hemlock Middle School

525 N. Maple St.
Hemlock, MI
(989) 642-5282

 

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Freeland Community School District

Freeland Elementary School

710 Powley Drive
Freeland, MI 48623
Phone: 989-695-5371

The Freeland Community School District will be feeding students breakfast and lunch beginning Monday, March 16th. We will be providing food to any student (ages 18 and younger or up to 26 with a disability) two (2) meals per day, seven (7) days per week. This includes feeding them over the scheduled Spring Break, so 21 days total. Meals will be served from Freeland Elementary School, and will be a “grab and go” format.

We will use the back entrance of FES (as we did for the summer program). Parents will able to pull up in their cars, as if they were dropping their elementary student off for school. We will have a staff member ready to help. The staff will ask, “how many children are we feeding?” If the parent says, “I have five (5) kids,” we will then give them enough meals for seven (7) days for each of the five (5) children. So, we could give that parent 35 complete breakfasts and 35 complete lunches. Yes, they could take both breakfast and lunch at the same time.

We will be using a tally system to track numbers, and do not need any names. Students do not have to attend Freeland Schools as our goal is to feed children, no matter what school they attend. Meals are free to all students. No questions asked, no ID required, no proof of residency needed. Again, meals are free to all students.

We understand that parents still have to work and some students may not have a parent to bring them or to pick up their food. Students are still able to walk, bike, etc… to pick up their breakfast and lunch each day.

Serving times (Monday – Friday) will be:
Breakfast: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please take advantage of this opportunity to feed the children of our area. Though we are not able to educate our students over the next three (3) weeks, we hope to be able to keep them fed and to take this burden off of our families.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Caila Wellsted, Nutrition Services Director, at wellstedc@freelandschools.net.

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Chesaning Union Schools

Chesaning Schools will be delivering meals during the school closure. Please see below for more details .All current students even those over the age of 18 qualify for these meals.

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Francis Reh Academy

2201 Owen St
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
(989) 753-2349

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Frankenmuth School District

The Frankenmuth School District will provide meals beginning Tuesday, March 17 to any students ages 18 and younger or up to 26 with a disability; we are offering two (2) meals per day, three (3) days per week. This includes the scheduled Spring Break week, so this program will run 9 days total. Meals will be served from Frankenmuth High School and can be picked up at the Concession Stand by the football field.

Pick up times will be available Tuesday through Thursday, March 17-19, Tuesday through Thursday, March 24-26, and Tuesday through Thursday, March 31 – April 2, at the following times:
7:45 am – 9:00 am and 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

See link for more details.

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Saginaw YMCA

The YMCA of Saginaw will be providing meals for families with children/youth ages 18 years and younger starting today at the YMCA.  Check Facebook Page for schedule.

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The Caring Closet 

6045 Mackinaw Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 792-2465

The Caring Closet is open to give away clothing and food on the first and third Saturdays of the month between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in our church gym. We also serve a free hot lunch. We are presently accepting donations of clothing, canned goods, and blankets.

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St. John’s Episcopal Church

123 N Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602-4235
989-793-9575

Lunch Bag Outreach
Meal Programs
We offer sack lunches to anyone in need of them Monday – Thursday from 10:00am to Noon. The program is completely funded by member donations and serves between 5000 and 6000 meals a year.

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Samaritas Community Center

3145 Russell St
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
(989) 752-5805

Carry-out family meal program.

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MIDLAND COUNTY:

Coleman Community Schools

Coleman Community Schools is working to provide breakfast and lunch to our students during the March 16th through April 5th, 2020 mandated school closures. In an effort to provide this and follow safety precautions, food will be either delivered by school bus or available by drive-thru pick-up at satellite locations.
Anyone wishing to receive food for their child 18 years or younger MUST fill out all information required (form link), so we do not waste or have a shortage of food. It is FREE to ALL children during this time.

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Bullock Creek High School

725 S 8 Mile Rd
Midland, Michigan 48640
Phone (989) 832-2081

The District will be offering meals to children 18 years and younger on the dates listed below.
March 16-20, 2020
March 23-26, 2020
Please note that we are reviewing what services may be available during spring break, March 30 – April 3, 2020. We will send out additional information regarding this at a later date.
On these days, the District will be providing one lunch and one breakfast per child per day. The lunch and breakfast will be combined in one container for distribution purposes.
Normal bus routes and pickup locations will be utilized to deliver meals. Buses will leave Bullock Creek High School at 10:30 am to begin delivery. We anticipate most deliveries will occur by 1:00 pm. When District staff stops at your home, we ask you be ready to meet the person outside your home to request the number of meals you need for the children in your home that day. This limits physical contact and helps maintain health safety guidelines.
For those families who do not use District provided transportation, meals will be available for drive up and pick up from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the High School. Pick up will occur at the main entrance by the canopy. Families can drive up and staff will meet you at your vehicle to hand you the number of meals you need for the children in your home that day.
We appreciate your support and patience as we work through the process of getting meals to our children during this time of crisis. If you have any questions, please call 989-631-9022 and ask for Sherrie VanConant at ext. 1511 or Julie Pierce at ext. 1610.

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Midland Public Schools

Check to food notice link below for pickup places and drop-off updates and changes.

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Grove Tea Lounge

2405 Abbott Rd
Midland, Michigan 48642
(989) 486-1839

Grove Tea Lounge is offering ✨free Sack Lunches✨ for anyone that needs them until schools are back in session. Come in any time they are open, order a sack lunch with the baristas.

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ISABELLA COUNTY:

Mt Pleasant High School and Ganiard Elementary

1155 S. Elizabeth St.
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

101 S Adams St
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

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Food Resources in Mt. Pleasant

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ARENAC COUNTY:

Au Gres-Sims School District

All families, with children under 18 years of age, are eligible for this service.

Our plan to provide this service to our families is as follows:

  • In order to ensure that we have enough food on hand, please fill out the Google Form (Click the food link) if you intend on taking advantage of this service. Please indicate the number of children under the age of 18 in your home.
  • Starting on Wednesday, March 18th, we will begin a “grab-and-go” food service. This “grab-and-go” sack lunch will include a breakfast and lunch. The “grab-and-go” schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday, March 18th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 days worth of food provided)
Friday, March 20th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 days worth of food provided)
Monday, March 23rd – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 days worth of food provided)
Wednesday, March 25th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 days worth of food provided)
Friday, March 27th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 days worth of food provided)

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Standish-Sterling Community Schools

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HURON COUNTY:

Bay Shore Camp – Huron County

450 N Miller, PO Box 624
Sebewaing, Michigan 48759
(989) 883-2501

Bay Shore is pleased to be partnering with USA schools to provide sack lunches for students and their families beginning on Monday, March 16. USA schools hope to be providing food services for kids as early as Tuesday, but Bay Shore will fill the gap until they are able to do so. Sack lunches will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday at Bay Shore Camp at 450 N. Miller Street. Enter through our main entrance at the corner of Miller and Pine streets and follow the directions for a drive-thru pick up of your lunch. Message us with questions or call our office. The office opens Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. 989-883-2501

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GENSESSE COUNTY

Genesee County Schools

To meet the needs of our students, Genesee Intermediate School District will be distributing meals beginning Monday, March 16 and continuing Mondays through Fridays at the locations and times shown below. Each student will receive two meals each day. Meals are available for all children free of charge. If you are unable to access one of the Genesee ISD meal distribution sites, please call (810) 591-4552.

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The Barn 

715 Torrey Rd
Fenton, Michigan 48430
(810) 354-8889

Hi everyone- In light of Michigan’s school closings, we realize how many families this may be affecting. Many depend on these school provided meals, and we do not want to see anyone in our community go hungry! Until school resumes, we would like to offer free kids meals for anyone who is struggling to feed their K-12 children. Now is the time for everyone to come together- Our doors are open with no questions asked! 💙 Must be accompanied by an adult.

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GLADWIN COUNTY:

Gladwin Public Schools

401 N. Bowery Ave.
Gladwin, Michigan 48624
(989) 426-9255

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Beaverton School District: Gladwin Fire Hall – Sack Lunches

701 E Cedar Ave
Gladwin, Michigan 48624
(989) 426-4061

Lunch Program during school shut down. If you or a child that you know, in the Beaverton School District needs lunch, please let either the Beaverton Police Department (989)435-9111 or the Beaverton Fire Hall (989)435-9854 know.  Leave a message if no answer.  You can also let us know via Facebook Private Messenger.  We will be getting lunch for those that need it every weekday.  Delivery will be available if needed.  The lunches can be picked up at the the Beaverton Fire Hall 11am – 1 pm.

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CLARE COUNTY

Clare Area Weekend Backpack Program, Inc

105 E. 7th St
Clare, Michigan 48617
(989) 400-2639


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GRATIOT COUNTY:

St. Louis – Gratiot County

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Alma Public Schools

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OAKLAND COUNTY:

Revive Sips & Sweets

1006 N Saginaw Street
Holly, Michigan 48442
(248) 328-6172

All children in need of lunch may stop in Revive and pick up a sack lunch, no questions asked, Monday-Friday 11am-1pm, while supplies last, until school resumes.

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