SPECIAL SHOPPING HOURS
- Vince & Joes: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Sunday. This is a dedicated shopping time for seniors, pregnant women, disabled, or those with compromised immune systems.
- Walmart: From March 24th through April 28th, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Their pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during this time. (Times vary, so call your local store for specific times).
- Target: Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, Target will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
- Whole Foods: Customers 60+ are invited to shop one hour before the store opens to the public. (Times vary, so call your local store for specific times).
- Nino Salvaggio’s: indefinitely offering exclusive hours, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., for seniors and those who are immune compromised.
FREE MEAL FINDER
Are you in need of a free meal during this COVID-19 Crisis? The Oakland Press offers a meal finder app for places in Michigan for residents to pick up free food, when needed. More Information.
Auburn Hills/Rochester Hills/Troy, MI
The city of Auburn Hills will continue its Meals on Wheels operations as scheduled. Meals are delivered five days a week to homebound seniors. $3.00 per meal donation.
Avondale School District is offering pick up meal service twice a week providing meals for multiple days. The distribution sites are:
- Auburn Elementary, 2900 Waukegan, Auburn Hills
- Deerfield Elementary, 3600 Crooks, Rochester Hills
- Grant Graham Elementary, 2450 Old Salem, Auburn Hills
- Woodland Elementary, 6465 Livernois, Troy
- Avondale Middle School, 145 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills
Children do not need to be present at pick up or enrolled in an Avondale School District to receive meals. The next meal service will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. on March 20th. Families will receive breakfast and lunch for four days. Additional times and days will be announced next week.
Berkley/Oak Park, MI
Berkley School District will be providing grab-and-go style breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday to any child in the community. Additional meals for the weekend will be provided on Fridays.
Meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at:
- Anderson Middle School, 3205 Catalpa, Berkley
- Norup International School, 14450 Manhattan, Oak Park
Yad Ezra will remain open and is currently distributing only pre-packaged grocery orders. Pick up is located in the parking lot.
Birmingham/Beverly Hills, MI
Birmingham Public Schools will be serving both breakfast and lunch for students or families to take home Monday to Friday. Children do not need to be present for a parent to pick up their meals.
Children do not need to be enrolled in Birmingham Public Schools. Meal distribution times and sites:
Drive through pick up 10 a.m. to Noon at
- Groves High School, 20500 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills
School bus pick up 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at
- Derby Middle School Parking Lot 1300 Derby, Birmingham
- Bus Stop Huntley Square Apartments, 31065 Huntley Square, Beverly Hills
- West Maple Elementary Schools, 6275 Inkster, Bloomfield Hills
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bloomfield Hills Schools will be offering pick up meal services Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to Noon at the main entrances of
- Bloomfield Hills High School
- East Hills Middle School
Meals will be delivered to each vehicle. Children don’t need to be enrolled, or present, to receive a meal. Adult meals will also be offered for $4.
The Lighthouse food pantry in Clarkston will remain open. Emergency food boxes are available. Pantry hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Clarkston Community Schools will be offering curbside pickup 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at:
- Andersonville Elementary School, 10350 Andersonville Road
- Sashabaw Middle School, 5565 Pine Knob Lane
- Clarkston Junior High School, 6595 Waldon Road
A Clarkston Community Schools food services truck will also be delivering meals to several housing communities:
- Bridgewater Park Apartments, 5801 Bridgewater Dr., 11:30 a.m. to Noon
- Clintonvilla Mobile Home Community, 4851 Clintonville Rd., Noon to 12:30 p.m.
- Independence Woods Mobile Home Community, 2500 Mann Rd., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Food for Saturday and Sunday will be given at the Friday pick-up. Individual meals are packed to be picked up and taken home. Children do not need to be present for parents to pick up meals. Children do not need to be enrolled in Clarkston Community Schools.
Farmington Hills, MI
Lighthouse will be providing emergency food boxes from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday beginning Friday, March 20th at CARES of Farmington Hills, 27835 Shiawassee Road.
Farmington Public Schools will hold two meal pick up days this week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and Friday, March 20th. Each family will receive five ready-to-eat breakfasts and five lunches ready-to-cook, per child, according to the district.
Additional pickup dates will be added based on need. The meal distribution sites are:
- Farmington High School, 32000 Shiawassee
- North Farmington High School, 32900 W. 13 Mile Road
- East Middle School, 25000 Middlebelt Road
Buses will begin distributing food on Thursday, March 19th. A survey is available on the district’s website to assess where to set up the meal delivery sites.
Oxford Community Schools began its food distribution program on Monday with pick up available at three locations. The district will provide both breakfast and lunch in take-home bags. Students, parents or guardians can pick up extra meals for days in-between distribution, which will take place:
- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the north entrance of Oxford High School
- 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in front of the clubhouse at the Lake Villa mobile home park
- Noon to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Village Manor Apartments
Distribution will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Variety Feeds Kids, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Meijer will be handing out bags of food from Noon until supplies are depleted on Saturday, March 21st at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Pontiac Substation, 110 East Pike St. Bags will be distributed based on the number of children in the household with a maximum of six bags per family. Entry will be off Auburn Avenue.
The Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac, 888 Enterprise Dr., will be distributing breakfast and lunch to anyone who is in need from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Individuals can drive around to the back of the building to pick up meals.
The Baldwin Center, 212 Baldwin Ave., will be providing bagged lunches from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Lighthouse food pantry, 46156 Woodward Ave. in Pontiac, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The Sprout Fresh Food Store, run by nonprofit Micah 6 Community at 580 West Huron, will be providing produce boxes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Delivery is available on Saturdays by calling 248-221-7500.
The Dream Center of Pontiac at Woodside Bible Church, 830 Auburn Road, will be providing meals and a drive-up food pantry from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.
All Saints Church, 171 West Pike St., will hold a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays.
The Pontiac Youth Recreation Center, 825 Golf Drive, will have meals and snacks available for anyone under 18 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Meals on Wheels will be available for pick up from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Bowen Center, 52 Bagley St. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ruth Peterson Center, 990 Joslyn, Monday through Friday.
Pontiac School District will be providing meal delivery through its bus system along the district’s bus route. A detailed schedule of stops, times and meals offered can be found on the district website.
Walton Charter Academy, 744 East Walton Boulevard, is offering breakfast and lunch meals to families while supplies last. Individuals will need to contact their school leaders for specifics on pick up times, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Royal Oak, MI
The Open Hands Food Pantry & Garden, 11 Mile and Woodward Avenue, is open and distributes food from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays. A photo ID is required.
Royal Oak Schools will provide breakfast and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at:
- Keller Elementary, 1505 N. Campbell Road
- Upton Elementary, 4400 Mandalay Avenue
- Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Boulevard
Multiple days of meals can be provided. Food will be distributed near the front entrance of each school and students do not need to be present.
The Open Door Outreach Center Food Pantry, 7170 Cooley Lake Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Service is drive up only and a photo ID is required.
Waterford School District will offer breakfast, lunch and meals for the weekend on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at:
- Riverside Elementary, 280 Farm Road
- Mason Middle School, 3835 West Walton Boulevard
- Crary Administration Campus, 501 North Cass Lake Road
- Stephens Lutheran Church, 3795 Sashabaw Road
- Lifepoint Christian, 501 Scott Lake Road
Nine additional bus stop delivery locations were added on Tuesday, March 17th. A detailed list of times and stops can be found on the district website.
Connecting Kids to Meals is offering hungry kids meal pick ups through the United Way. Call 211 to arrange a pickup location nearest you.
Toledo Channel 13 for how to find free student meals.