Where and when to find a free, hot Christmas dinner in the Ann Arbor area
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — During the season of giving, free Christmas hot meals will be given to community members in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas. Residents looking to enjoy a no-cost Christmas meal during the holiday weekend can go to any of these locations. Food Gatherers is working with the center to provide Christmas meals for lower income families and the homeless. If you have information on another free Christmas meal in Washtenaw County or surrounding areas and would like to be added to the list, email Britney Snyder at BSnyder@mlive.com. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:‘Holidays are hard’: University of Michigan poet to share how Christmas time affects mental healthDexter educator wins regional Principal of the Year honorMotown legend Martha Reeves returns to Ann Arbor Academy to help plan fundraiserGet in the festive mood with these Washtenaw County Christmas holiday eventsmlive.com
Where to find free, hot Thanksgiving meals near Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — During the month of November, Thanksgiving hot meals and baskets will be offered to residents in various Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti-area communities. Those who are looking for hot and ready-to-eat Thanksgiving dinners can find these meals at any of the following locations. Carry-out style Thanksgiving meals will be provided on Thursday, Nov. 25 from 5-6 p.m. Ypsilanti’s Hope Clinic offers weekly hot meals to individuals in need. For the Thanksgiving holiday, Hope Clinic will be offering a special to-go style dinner for anyone needing a hot meal. Along with their carry-out style Thanksgiving hot meals, Hope Clinic will be offering a walk-up event for a Thanksgiving basket on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.mlive.com
Boy Scouts help Ann Arbor food drive set single-day collection record
ANN ARBOR – Members of Boy Scout Troop 27 of St. Francis Parish helped the St. Francis Parish Food Drive break its single-day collection record on Saturday. According to event coordinator and Troop 27 alumnus Zach Damon, Troop 27 collected 591 bags and boxes of food and personal items -- enough to help over 100 local families. Members of the National Eagle Scout Association NESA Alumni of Michigan were also on site over the weekend. All year long, the church collects non-perishable foods from its members and from local residents. According to Washtenaw County’s food rescue program Food Gatherers, its 170 network partners have reported a 30-300% increase in community members seeking food assistance since the COVID-19 outbreak began in March.
University of Michigan students team up with Hope Clinic to help deliver food to homebound
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Medical students from the University of Michigan have partnered with Hope Clinic to deliver groceries to those in need within Washtenaw County. Hope Clinic has seen a dramatic increase in the need for food assistance and other services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hope Clinic provides food assistance; medical, dental and mental health services; and child care assistance, among other services. Visit the Hope Clinic website to see all of its services. Hope Clinic is at 518 Harriet St., Ypsilanti.
Help those experiencing homelessness right now in Ann Arbor with these organizations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Not sure how to help out individuals experiencing homelessness during the pandemic? These Ann Arbor organizations, communities, shelters and houses of hospitality could use your support. Here is a list of organizations around Ann Arbor helping those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Temporary locations include The Red Roof Inn, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor and Calvary United Methodist Church. Read: Volunteers help Hope Clinic provide additional groceries, services to community membersFaith-based organizationsAround Ann Arbor, faith-based organizations have been collecting funds, giftcards, food, items and other forms of support for those experiencing homelessness.
Volunteers help Hope Clinic provide additional groceries, services to community members
YPSILANTI, Mich. – During a time of increased need, volunteers and Washtenaw County organizations have stepped up to help Hope Clinic offer more groceries and services to community members. In the past month, there has been an increased demand for the services offered by Hope Clinic. Half of the households using the clinic’s medical, dental and food assistance services are new and demand for grocery assistance has tripled. But hope is never cancelled, and neither is Hope Clinic. GameAbove, an alumni group at Eastern Michigan University, raised over $50,000 for Hope Clinic.
Hope Clinic to add weeknight meals as it feeds the hungry of Washtenaw County
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Hope Clinic has announced that it will start serving additional hot meals to those in need during the week. In a statement released by Hope Clinic, the fully prepared hot meals were introduced in early October so as to address a gap in community services. The additional meals will run through mid-January of 2020 as Hope Clinic reassess community needs. (Hope Clinic)“We are excited to be doubling the number of meals served at Hope,” said executive director Douglas Campbell in the recent announcement. A community organization, Hope Clinic feeds those who are food-insecure within Washtenaw County.
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti churches help the hungry at Hope Clinic
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Churches from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area have come together to feed those going hungry this summer. Throughout the summer, 25 congregations answered the call and held food drives to stock the shelves of the Hope Clinic food pantry. Photo | Hope Clinic Facebook pageAccording to a press release by Hope Clinic, the number of high-quality food items will also help the clinic to increase the overall amount of food items given out on food distribution days. By joining together with Hope, churches are able to make a greater impact than they could on their own, Mast said. Hope Clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.