Please see a list of resources below to help access food across the region.
Our Fresh Market is held each Saturday (except holidays) at Fish & Loaves from 9am-12pm. This program is open to anyone, there are no residency or income requirements. We provide 20-25lbs of dairy and assorted produce.
Please note: This program is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
We are closed the Saturday of holiday weekends, and in cases of extreme inclement weather. Please follow our Facebook page for updated closure information. Fish & Loaves | Facebook
Volunteers are needed! Click the button below to see available shifts.
Where is Fresh Market located? Fresh Market is held each Saturday (except for holidays) at: Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry 25670 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180 From: 9am-12pm
Who is eligible? Anyone – there are no residency or income requirements.
What information do we collect from our neighbors who come for food? If this is the first time that they are coming to the Fresh Market and they currently do not come to Fish & Loaves, we collect their Name, DOB, address, zip code, and phone number. During all subsequent visits, only their name and phone number are collected. We will still provide food if the customer declines the request for information.
Why do we need this information? The information is needed to create a profile in Link2Feed. The information that we collect helps us plan for the amount of food needed for each Saturday. The data collected gives valuable insight into customer demographics. This is very helpful when applying for grants.
Can a person pick up food for another household? Yes, it is certainly possible to pick up for others. The person that is picking up must be able to provide the name, phone number, and zip code of the person that they are picking up for. If this information cannot be provided, we cannot provide food for extra households.
How does it work once the customer arrives? A drive-up model is being used. The customer’s information is collected. They open their trunk or hatch. Our volunteers put the food items in the trunk, close the car and our neighbor is on their way. If we are not able to put the food in the trunk or hatch, we provide the food in a shopping cart. The neighbor then loads the food themselves into the front or back seat.
Senior citizens, at least 60 years of age and who meet the program requirements, are eligible for additional nutrition support through the Focus: HOPE program. Focus: HOPE distributes from Fish & Loaves, on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 1:00pm-2:30pm.
If you have questions about the program or would like to register, please call Anita at 734-442-0031 on Mondays between 1pm-6pm.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal food commodities program and distributes food by city.
At Fish & Loaves, TEFAP distribution is for Taylor residents only. Click here for more details and distribution dates for 2023. Food is distributed from Fish & Loaves on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00pm-2:30pm.
If you are not a Taylor resident and are in need of TEFAP, please find your distribution site here. If you are a Detroit resident, please call 313-923-3535 for TEFAP assistance.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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resources by zipcode
Fish & Loaves volunteers compile a list of resources in every zip code in Wayne County and audit this list every year. Click here to access this document.
2-1-1 service provides referrals to programs in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Monroe and Lapeer counties. If you need help finding resources in your area, dial 2-1-1 to speak to a representative now. Or, search the online database, at www.mi211.org, to access more than 30,000 different statewide programs and services. If you experience problems dialing 2-1-1, dial 1-800-552-1183.
National hunger hotline
Provides referrals for emergency food assistance to food pantries and organizations 1-866-348-6479.
Emergency Food is available on a limited basis. For more information, please call 734-442-0031
FOOD product dating and safety - usda
Some foods, when stored properly, are good indefinitely.
Manufacturers provide dating to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality. Except for infant formula, dates are not an indicator of the product’s safety and are not required by Federal law. (USDA).
For more information on food dating and food safety, visit the USDA website.
How You Can Help
Our Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry is always seeking ways in which we can improve service to families and individuals. We welcome suggestions for improvements. Also, as a cooperative community project, Fish & Loaves welcomes pantry clients who may wish to volunteer in our office, warehouse, or store. Contact our Operations Manager at 734-992-6285 for volunteer opportunities.