Ministries of Service
God's Work, Our Hands.
During the Covid Pandemic, the Pantry has been changing. We are working in partnership with Inner City Youth Group. Please check the Covid page for the most recent updates.
Every Friday from 10:00 am to noon, the Food Pantry is open to serve residents of zip codes 48207, 48211 or 48214. It provides groceries for up to 100 people each week. Fresh vegetables and fruits, meat, bread, canned goods and personal supplies are available. Most of the food comes from nearby Gleaners Food Bank where $1 can buy $10 worth of food. Donations of non-perishable food or cash are always welcome.
Volunteers are always needed.
The Clothes Closet is closed for the duration of the Covid Pandemic. Please check the Covid page for latest information.
The third Friday of the month, during Food Pantry, the Clothes Closet distributes "gently used" clothing, shoes, bedding and household goods to Food Pantry clients.
Donations may be dropped off on the second Saturday of month from 10:00 to 12:00.
Warm, large-sized clothing, especially for men, is always needed.
313 Backpack Give Away
Because of the Covid pandemic the Backpack Give Away was not held in 2020. School supplies have been distributed in partnership with the Inner City Youth Group. Check the Covid page for latest updates.
Backpacks, to be filled with school supplies, are given out to students.
Kids get to pick their own backpack and then "shop" for the supplies they will need this year. Everything from cardboard beginner books to
calculators are available.
The Clothes Closet is open to
distributes school clothes.
Refreshments are severed.
Thanks to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and all the other donors.
Special thanks to all the hard
working volunteers who help make
the event possible.
Photo: September 1, 2019
Partners in Service
Christians never work alone.
Gleaners South East Michigan
A Food Bank Serving Those in Need.
Gleaners has made many changes during the Covid Pandeic. However, they still provide most of the groceries the Food Pantry distributes. Volunteers pick up and organize food Thursday and distribute it on Friday.
We have also work with Gleaners to offer cooking classes and other services to our clients.
We are part of Gleaner's Partner Advisory Committee where we share our ideas and experiences with other Pantry organizers.
Formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
Samaritas offers a wide range of services including adoption, foster care, help for families and seniors.
We provide them with hygiene kits for the residents of Samaritas House/ Heartline House. The House a safe haven that provides shelter, food, and support for women leaving the Correction System or who are homeless.They serve women who are on probation for a criminal offense; serving a sentence through the criminal justice system; leaving a drug rehabilitation program; escaping a home broken by addiction; battered or in an abusive relationship. All residents receive counseling and support to help them become productive citizens.
Project Compassion of Michigan
Enriching Lives of Nursing Home Residents
Project Compassion has an annual party for residents of the nursing homes on nearby E. Grand Blvd. We provide volunteers and a location for Project Compassion to organize the party and prepare food.