All income-eligible residents of Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, and Woodhaven, plus active members of all partner churches, are eligible to enroll at Fish & Loaves Community Pantry for free food assistance. Visits to the pantry are by advance appointment only. Call Fish & Loaves at734-442-0031. As a client-choice pantry, Fish & Loaves allows families and individuals to shop at our store-like facility at no cost. Families and individuals are encouraged to take only what they want and can use.
Fish & Loaves makes available a wide range of canned goods, refrigerated and frozen foods, dairy products, and seasonal produce.
Clients are served by appointment only.
Enrollment requires a picture ID with local address, proof of residency, number of household members, and annual income. Contact us for a confidential interview at 734-442-0031. Families and individuals may shop in the pantry up to 6 times per year. Appointments are generally scheduled on an every other month basis. Immediately after enrollment, you will be able to shop in the pantry store.
Advance Appointment Necessary to Enroll Enrollment at Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry is by advance appointment only. Our staff will try to schedule enrollment appointments within 2-3 weeks of your first telephone call. To address any emergency needs prior to your enrollment interview, the name of the local emergency food pantries closest to your home will be provided.
What to Bring to Your Initial Enrollment Appointment To enroll at Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry, please bring the following information to your initial appointment:
Proof of residency in one of the seven communities our pantry serves. Picture I.D. is required, either a current driver’s license or State of Michigan I.D. card, plus a recent piece of mail with your present household address.
Proof of the number of adults and children presently in your household. For adults a copy of a current driver’s license or State of Michigan I.D. card plus a piece of mail for each adult is required; for each child, a copy of their birth certificate or medical card is required.
Proof of household income for the previous month. Your most recent income tax return and/or monthly pay stub for yourself and other adult members of your household. Also include any payments for unemployment, social security, bridge card, child support, retirement pension and worker's comp.
Keep Your Scheduling Card When you first enroll with Fish & Loaves, you will receive a wallet-sized scheduling card recording your next appointment date. You are requested to present the scheduling card at each appointment. If you do not have your card with you and your scheduled appointment cannot be verified by Fish & Loaves, you will not be able to shop in the pantry. Please let our volunteer staff know if you have lost your scheduling card and need a replacement.
Canceling and Rescheduling Appointments If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please notify Fish & Loaves as soon as possible so that your appointment time can be offered to someone else and a new appointment can be scheduled for you. If you do not cancel a pantry appointment and fail to show up at your scheduled time, it may take up to two weeks to reschedule your appointment.
Mutual Courtesy and Respect Are Our Policy All of our Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry volunteers are committed to providing service with courtesy and respect. We ask you to be courteous and respectful as well to pantry volunteers and fellow pantry clients.
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 volunteer line at 734-442-0031.