Nonprofits, school districts, churches, restaurants, and government agencies are working together to make sure no area resident goes without food during this pandemic. There are a variety of opportunities to find relief for your grocery budget: food pantries inside schools and churches, mobile pantries offering drive-thru service, school lunch programs, and generous restaurant owners handing out free lunches.
Several local organizations are providing maps and listings of food giveaways to help connect residents with resources. It is recommended that you check with the organization before showing up for clarification of hours and processes by visiting their website, Facebook page, or phone.
Here is a list of local resources for food distributions:
Council on Aging Serving St. Clair County: http://www.thecouncilonaging.org/
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan: https://www.fbem.org/where-to-get-food/find-a-food-pantry/
Operation Transformation: https://www.optrans.org/fooddistribution
Port Huron Area Schools Meet Up & Eat Up Lunch Program: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wv1ZXfAQlgbFtepoWS_3Quhi2s8G_VA5/view
The Inn of the Good Shepherd Sarnia: https://www.theinnsarnia.ca/programs/#foodbank
United Way of St. Clair County and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, in partnership with Blue Water Community Action and Port Huron Schools, are bringing three food trucks to St. Clair County. Pop Up Pantries will provide free cartons of food with drive-thru service.
- April 14th @ noon
- April 28th @ noon
- May 5th @ noon
United Way of St. Clair County: https://www.uwstclair.org/HelpMe
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand