How they were organized!
The Community Food Depots were organized during the recession of 1981 to assist the churches and social service agencies in providing more ample food amounts to people on a more consistent basis. Many churches had only limited amounts of food or could only help once a week or once a month. The Community Food Depots were formed as large emergency food pantries serving a wider group of churches and agencies. The Food Depots have 4-8 freezers or refrigerators to store perishable food donations and vans to pick up more donations from churches, schools, grocery stores and food banks. The Food Depots, thus, were organized to be able to pickup, store and distribute more food, including perishable items, than an individual church pantry could.
How they Operate!
People who are running out of food contact a participating church or social service agency. The church or agency will interview them and complete a referral form that the people take to one of the Community Food Depots. After taking the referral to one of the Food Depots, the people are provided with around 20 pounds of food for each person in the household, which lasts from 3-7 days. Besides canned vegetables, fruit, soups, beef stew, dry pasta, spaghetti sauce, cereal, tuna fish, rice, dry beans, the Community Food Depots also provide bread, rolls, deserts, frozen meats and fresh fruit and vegetables when in season. Each year the Society’s three Community Food Depots provide more than 10,000 people with over 200,000 pounds of food. The Food Depots provide food for emergencies not monthly supplemental assistance.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantries have been listed by Zip Codes. You would have to check with the specific food pantry for eligibility requirements, days and times. Generally, services are by appointment.
Zip Code: Conference, Address, City
48015: St. Clement/St. Teresa, 8155 Ritter Ave., Center Line, Warren
48017: Guardian Angels, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson
48025: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 32340 Pierce St. Beverly Hills, Birmingham
48030: St. Mary Magdelan, 50 E. Annabelle, Hazel Park
48036: St. Louis, 24415 Crocker Blvd., Clinton Twp
48042: St. Isidore, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb
48043: St. Peter, 110 New St., Mt. Clemens
48047: St. Mary Queen of Creation, 50931 Maria St., New Baltimore
48066: Sacred Heart, 18430 Utica Rd, Roseville
48066: St. Angela, 25001 Chippendale, Roseville
48066: St. Athanasius, 18720 13 Mile Rd., Roseville
48067: St. Dennis, 2200 E. 12 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
48073: National Shrine of the Little Flower, 1200 12 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
48079: St. Mary, 415 N. Sixth St., St. Clair
48080: St. Lucy, 23401 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores
48081: Our Lady of Hope, 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores
48082: St. Margaret of Scotland, 21201 13 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores
48125: St. Albert the Great, 4855 Parker, Dearborn Hts.
48127: St. Linus, 6466 N. Evangeline, Dearborn Hts.
48152: St. Priscilla, 19120 Purlingbrook Rd., Livonia
48162: St. Mary, 127 N. Monroe
48174: St. Aloysius, 11280 Ozga, Romulus
48180: St. Alfred, 9500 Banner, Taylor
48180: Our Lady of the Angels, 6442 Pelham, Taylor
48183: St. Timothy, 2901 Manning, Trenton
48192: St. Patrick, 135 Superior, Wyandotte
48203: St. Benedict, 60 Church, Highland Park
48214: St. Augustine/St. Monica, 4151 Seminole St., Detroit
48219: Christ the King, 16805 Pierson, Detroit
48219: Corpus Christi, 19800 Pembroke Ave, Detroit
48219: St. Scholastica, 17320 Rosemont, Detroit
48221: Gesu, 17180 Oak Dr., Detroit
48226: Most Holy Trinity, 1050 Porter St., Detroit
48228: St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven, 9357 Westwood, Detroit
48230: St. Clare of Montefalco, 1401 Whittier Rd, Grosse Pointe Park
48235: St. Peter Claver, 13305 Grove, Detroit
48238: Church of the Madonna, 1125 Oakman Blvd., Detroit
48239: St. Valentine, 25881 Dow St., Redford
48240: Our Lady of Loretto, 17116 Olympia, Redford
48310: St. Rene Goupil, 35955 Ryan Rd., Sterling Hts.
48313: St. Matthias, 12509 19 Mile Rd., Sterling Hts.
48336: St. Alexander, 27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills
For other pantries in your area visit: Pantry Locator at PantryNet.Org
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