The mission of the Macomb Food Program is to provide food to hungry people in Macomb County. To support this mission, the role of the Macomb Food Program is to develop and supply leadership in the areas of hunger awareness, advocacy and generating financial support. The Macomb Food Program is always in need of monetary and food donations. For more information, please see below.
Currently, 55 neighborhood food pantries provide emergency food service in Macomb County. Food packages are prepared according to the needs of the family or individual. Contents of the packages vary because most of the food is donated. The average food package will last between five and seven days.
If You Need Food
The criteria to access the Macomb Food Program requires only that a person be a Macomb County resident and have an emergency need for food. The person in need of emergency food must call United Way information/referral 2-1-1 (or 1-800-552-1183).
Macomb Food Program - Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed at the Macomb Food Program's warehouse to sort and re-box donated food products that will be distributed to its network of 55 pantry distribution sites.Volunteers will sort the food at the warehouse by major food type from large 4' x 4' Gaylord totes into smaller manageable size boxes. Sorters should be able to read and follow simple directions. Sorters cannot wear shorts or open toe shoes. It is helpful, but not necessary, if sorters could lift approximately 35 pound boxes.
Schedule of available times for food sorters: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other times are available for groups. Sorters coming in for the first time need a 10-minute orientation prior to volunteering.
Please call 586-469-6004 for additional information or to set up an orientation.
The Food Program is able to purchase some food at reduced costs -- sometimes as little as 14¢ per pound! For every dollar the Food Program receives, it is able to purchase over two days worth of food.
To make a donation, you may send a check or money order to the Macomb Food Program at 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036. Checks and money orders should be made payable to: Macomb Food Program. Donations can also be made via credit card. Please call the Macomb Food Program for more information.
The Macomb Food Program is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Food Program also accepts food donations and also benefits from organized food drives. Please contact the food program if you would like to make a food donation.
For more information contact:
Macomb Food Program
21885 Dunham Road
VerKuilen Building, Suite #10
Clinton Township, MI 48036
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