Food, Clothing, Health Care and Other Assistance

Information below is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but please confirm with the sponsoring organization as their plans may change without notice. Please email additions or corrections to, or call 810-221-1525. Updated June 15, 2020.

Food | Clothing | Health Care | Computer/Internet | Utility Bills | General Assistance


Food and water distribution 


Community Education Friday Food Distribution

Drive-through food distribution Fridays 12:00-1:30pm, through June 26.
May 29, June 12, June 26: International Academy, 2820 Saginaw St. (enter from Grand Traverse)
June 5 & 19: Flint Junior High (formerly Northwestern), G2138 W. Carpenter Rd.
Contact Jermaine Jones with any questions:

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

Food box distribution Thursdays at 4pm.
4119 N. Saginaw, Flint, MI 48505
(810) 893-6098

Bethel United Methodist Church

Food and water distribution Mondays 10am
1309 N Ballenger Hwy, Flint, MI 48504
(810) 238-3843
No documentation required

Greater Holy Temple

Water distribution Thursdays 10am-12:30pm. 
6702 N. Dort Hwy, Flint, MI 48505
ID required

North End Soup Kitchen

Prepared meals can be picked up Mon-Sat 11:30-12:30 and 4:00-5:00pm; Sundays 1:00-2:00.
735 E. Stewart Av., Flint
(810) 785-6991
No documentation required

Salvation Army

Food distribution on Tuesdays 10am – 12pm in the parking lot.
1475 W. Coldwater Rd, Flint, MI 48505
(810) 789-4003

Greater Flint Outreach Center

Food distribution Wednesdays noon-1pm. 
1114 University Ave. Flint, MI 48503
ID required for adults; birth certificate for children. Staff will distribute food outside, bring your own boxes or bags.

Eastside Compassionate Mission Center

M-Th serving breakfast 9am-11am, lunch 11:15am – 12:15pm. 
1829 Delaware St. Flint, MI 48506
ID & piece of current mail (no older than 30 days) required

Asbury United Methodist Church

Food and water distribution Tuesdays at 10:00am.
1653 Davison Road, Flint
(810) 235-0016
Recommended arrival by 9:30am to get in line. No documentation required.

New Creation Church

Food distribution on third Thursday of each month, 9am-1pm. 
G-3472 Lennon Road, Flint 48507
For those in emergency need, call to schedule a different day/time to pick up food.

Helping Individuals Succeed (H.I.S.)

Food and clothing distribution first Tuesdays of the month, 11am-1pm and 6-8pm.
1315 W. Bristol Road, Flint 48507
One member per household in zip codes 48507, 48519 and 48429. Every applicant must verify in writing, (1) they are in need of emergency food assistance, and/or (2) that household income is at or below the income guidelines listed for TEFAP, and/or (3) they are currently participating in WIC, SNAP, FAP or CSFP. Call for further details.

South Flint Soup Kitchen

Prepared meals can be picked up Mon-Sat 11:00-12:00. Personal items also available.
3410 Fenton Rd. (3 blocks north of Atherton Rd.), Flint
(810) 239-3427
No documentation required
All areas

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

See the Food Bank’s website for a food distribution calendar and pantry/kitchen locator.
Various locations, including mobile food distribution
(810) 239-4441

Bridge Card/SNAP assistance

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan SNAP hotline
(810) 922-1781

Flint City Office of Public Health

Water service reconnection; free delivery of filters, replacement cartridges, or water tests.

Food Finder app and website

Map-based website and app for finding organizations with food pantries and free meals near you.
Various locations
Information on the app and website may not be up to date; always call the local organization first.


Residents can fill water containers from the WaterBox portable filtration system.
Various days and times at 4 locations around Flint; see the WaterBox Website for locations and times.

Home delivered meals for seniors

If you are 60+ you may qualify for fresh, frozen, or non-perishable home delivered meals. If you are eligible after you sign up, a local agency will contact you to have meals delivered. Follow this link to fill out a request form, or call/text PEP at 810-221-1525 for help signing up.

Clothing/diapers/personal items 


Salvation Army

Diapers and personal items available M-F 10am-3pm. 
1475 W. Coldwater Rd, Flint, MI 48505
(810) 789-4003
For diapers and personal items, come to the building and staff will meet you at the door. Child birth certificate or other document with child’s birthdate required for diapers.

Center for Hope

Personal needs (toilet paper, sanitary items, toothbrushes, etc.); also water distribution: M-F 9:30am-12pm (up to 5 gallons, must bring own container). Not currently doing clothing distribution. Lunch served Mon-Sat 12-1pm, Sunday 1:30-2:30pm. 
812 Root St, Flint, MI 48503
(810) 265-7025
ID required. 

West Court Street Church of God Food Pantry

Food and personal items available Tu-Fri 10am-2pm.
2920 West Court St. Flint, MI 48503
(810) 235-4990
Must call first.


Giving out diapers (age 3 and under) and formula (1 and under) on a limited basis. Open Mon-Fri 10am-2:45pm. 
320 E. Fourth St. Flint, MI
Parent ID + document with child’s date of birth (for example, birth certificate) required for diapers and wipes. Limit: One visit per month.

Crossover Downtown Outreach

Food, diapers, and personal items on Tuesdays – Fridays 10am-2pm.
414 W. Court St. Flint, MI 48503
No ID required for now. Will eventually need ID for self and children once fully open. 

Little Lambs Closet

Delivering diapers and formula on an emergency need basis. Call 810-732-1737 and leave a message with the parent’s full name, phone number, and complete address. If you need diapers, say what size, and if you need formula, make sure to include the brand.
2270 S Dye Rd, Flint, MI 48532
810-732-0480 or 810-732-1737
No documentation required.

Helping Individuals Succeed (H.I.S.)

Socks, underwear, diapers, food. Tuesdays 11am-1pm + first Tuesday of the Month 6-8pm. 
1315 W. Bristol Road, Flint 48507
One member per household in zip codes 48507, 48519 and 48429. Every applicant must verify in writing, (1) they are in need of emergency food assistance, and/or (2) that household income is at or below the income guidelines listed for TEFAP, and/or (3) they are currently participating in WIC, SNAP, FAP or CSFP.

Health care

Michigan COVID-19 Hotline

Hotline for questions related to COVID-19 and community resources. 8am-5pm seven days a week. Also see for information and updates, including guidance for child care providers.

Health Insurance Coverage after Job Loss or Drop in Income

Michiganders who lose a job, resulting in a loss of their healthcare coverage or a change in income, may have low or no-cost healthcare options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Consumers have 60 days after losing essential health coverage, such as through a job loss, or experienced a change in income to take advantage of a Special Enrollment Period. See this press release.
877-999-6442  (Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services)

Genesee Health Plan

Health/dental programs of all kinds. “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” program provides free health and other services to anyone raising a family member’s child. 
2171 S. Linden Road, Flint, MI 48532
General phone number: 844-232-7740. Health Navigator Perlita Mitchell direct line (phone or text): 810-964-7381
Currently only seeing severe patients; assistance with services still available over the phone. See or for updates.

Genesee Community Health Center

Priority focus on homeless and public housing residents. Referral assistance available.
Two locations: 725 Mason Street, Flint, MI 48503; 3109 Kleinpell Street, Flint, MI 48507
Currently only making in-person appointments for patients with most critical needs; telehealth and referral service available for less urgent needs. Call ahead.

Hamilton Health Network

M-F 8:30am-5:00pm. Medical and dental services available for new and existing patients, mostly through telehealth. Must call ahead, no walk-ins.
2900 N Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505
810-406-4246. Hamilton COVID-19 hotline: 810-406-4019
Assistance for patients without insurance is available in some cases. In order to receive full or partial assistance, non-insurance patients need proof of income (last two checks) and proof of dependence.

Computer and Internet

Computer Essentials from Comcast

In home Internet/WiFi service for $9.95/mo + taxes, no contract or installation fee. Info and application at
Must be eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI; must be in an area where Comcast Internet is available but have not been a subscriber for at least 90 days.

PCs for People

Low-cost refurbished PCs and laptops. Order online at or call the number below.
To buy, you must be below 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program.

Utility bill assistance

City of Flint Water Payment Assistance Fund

A credit of up to $75 for moderate- to low-income residents who need help paying their water bills. Residents can apply for up to three months (total of up to $225). Must be in the City of Flint and at or below 80% of the average median income (AMI) at time of application.
(810) 410-2020 or apply online at

State of Michigan Home Heating Credit

Offered by the state of Michigan to help low and moderate income households pay their heating costs and utility bills. Eligibility will be based on income, and qualified households can receive cash grants for their bills.
 Department of Treasury: 517-636-4486 or get an application online.

General assistance

Michigan 211

24/7 hotline for help with urgent food, healthcare, shelter, bill payment, and other needs.
Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or search online at

Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide

Resources for financial, unemployment, utility, housing, and other assistance, from the Poverty Solutions project at the University of Michigan. View the document here.