The need for free food has surged since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Job losses, business closures, and illness from COVID-19 have left many local residents struggling and worried about where their next meal will come from. Below is a list of some resources for those in need.
Gleaners has expanded food distribution and is hosting drive-up mobile sites throughout the Metro Detroit area. To see when there will be a mobile Gleaners site in your neighborhood, go to https://www.gcfb.org/mobiles/.
Forgotten Harvest at Warren City Hall:
Forgotten Harvest will distribute food at Warren City Hall every Monday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the south parking lot at City Hall. Volunteers will place groceries in clean trunks. For other Forgotten Harvest sites, go to https://www.forgottenharvest.org/find-food/.
Mayor Fouts’ Emergency Food Hotline:
Mayor Fouts has established an Emergency Food Hotline to help senior Warren residents, as well as those with pre-existing conditions, who are in need of food. This is only for those who are in great need. The hotline number is 586- 574-4526.
Macomb Community Action
Supplemental food program through Macomb Community Action- current registration is available through Focus: HOPE. Call 586-469-6964 for details.
For additional resources, go to www.pantrynet.org, or call a community care advocate at 2-1-1 to find referrals for food, shelter, medical assistance, and more.