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I am in desperate need for food for and help for Christmas

I am in desperate need for food for help for Christmas I was diagnosed last November with multiple sclerosis epilepsy grand mal seizures i have post tramatic stress disorder depression and I'm not able to I'm in need to get my landlord paid I have tried to go through some agencies but that can't help I have a 4 year old little boy that I can't afford to buy him anything for Christmas
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Assistance from Nonprofits, Nonprofit Resources - Christian: Just got my letter in the mail about me being CUT

Just got my letter in the mail about me being CUT OFF of FOOD STAMPS... really??

I called the Customer Service that's supposed to be higher than your regional county assistance office and you know what they said... WE HAVE NO ANSWERS TO ""WHY'" YOU WERE CUTOFF... I did get a we will be looking into it and we will try to fix this as soon as possible

I just got a review- I put all my information gave them more than plenty of information for them to look into and confirm all my stuff and I still got CUT OFF

Thanksgiving is right around the corner- I'm soooooo NOT going to let this get me down.. I will continue on a 2x daily calling and calling hopefully fixing whatever is going on with my case.. I just came to VENT STERNLY about this matter..

I wanted to post a pic of my letter I got to just SHOW PROOF to everyone here but then I thought it would be just LAME OF ME to do something like so

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.. me right now---- Thanks to my local county assistance office for doing this to me
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CHRISTMAS HELP, christmas help please: Hi new to this but I need help. I'm a single mother of 9 and I need

Hi new to this but I need help. I'm a single mother of 9 and I need help. In all areas really, but I'm going 1 thing at a time. I am from Cincinnati ohio.I wanted to know who can I get help with for christmas. I'm currently out of a job and living with my mother who is disabled and deaf so she ries to do as much as she can but is on a fixed income. I'm not really big on asking for help butim feeling the pressures and stressing. I have the best kids any1 could ask for because they do not complain and are making the best of this situation. Not to mention they do very well in school. I have 5 girls and 4 boys. My oldest is 20 and my youngest is 2 yrs. Someone just give me a sence of direction for help on christmas and Thanksgiving please. Thank you.
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momof4boys   in reply to storm747   on

Christmas Help for Low Income Families

Hello, I am a single mother of 4 awesome boys. Their father has abandoned them as of a year ago which has been devastating. I love my boys & want to give them a good Christmas but at this point it looks to be impossible. I have no job & struggle with severe depression & PTSD. I do the very best I can though & my boys are good, deserving kids. I live in Vancouver, WA & I'm trying to find out as much as I can about how to possibly get my kids a gift or 2 for Christmas. Any help is very much appreciated...
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i am in need of a thanksgiving basket my name is karen beaver you can call me at

i am in need of a thanksgiving basket my name is karen beaver you can call me at 1-317-724-4052
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North County, California Thanksgiving Assistance

Oceanside Thanksgiving meal: Served free to low-income individuals and senior citizens 12 to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Oceanside Country Club Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Reservations not necessary. Sponsored by New Venture Christian Church and the Senior Center. (760) 435-5250 or

Thanksgiving for Seniors: Dinner for seniors over age 60 from 11:15 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at the Country Club Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Suggested donation: $3. Reservations not necessary.(760) 435-5250 or

Turkey Trot Buffet: The Gloria E. McClellan Senior Center hosts a traditional Thanksgiving buffet for local seniors 12 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Leona Puckett and Nadine Kaina will entertain. (760) 639-6160.

Salvation Army: Thanksgiving dinner will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Salvation Army, 3935 Lake Blvd., Oceanside. The meal is free to all seniors and non-seniors; reservations are not necessary. (760) 435-5250 or

Escondido Community Center: The Salvation Army in Escondido will serve a free Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at its community center, 1301 Las Villas Way, Escondido. The center needs donations of food and is looking for volunteers to serve dinner and assemble Christmas baskets. Supplies and non-perishable foods may be dropped off at the center on Las Villas Way. For donations of turkeys and other perishable foods, call (760) 745-8616.

Oceanside Turkey Trot: A 5-mile run starting 7 a.m. Nov, 25 with an open 5K at 8:15 a.m.; Local’s 5K at 9:25 a.m.; Kid’s 1 mile for ages 9-12 at 10:40 a.m.; Kid’s 1 mile for ages 7-8 at 10:55 a.m. and Kid’s Quarter Mile for ages 6 and under at 11:10 a.m. in downtown Oceanside starting at the Civic Center and finishing at the Pier. The annual run sponsored by Kinane Event. (760) 435-5255 or

Ed Brown Center’s Thanksgiving Grocery Giveaway: To enter for a $1,000 gift card for groceries, stop by 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and fill out a form at the Ed Brown Center, 18402 West Bernardo Drive. The winner will be announced after the San Diego Community Foundation’s Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Nov. 23 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The winner does not have to be present. (858) 487-9324, or

Harvest Food Drive: Printing Industries Association of San Diego hosts its annual food drive through Nov. 23. Donations of canned food can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at Precision Litho, 1185 Joshua Way, Vista. Monetary donations can be made to the San Diego Food Bank. (858) 571-6555 or

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Hudson County, New Jersey Thanksgiving Assistance For Low Income

People from all around Hudson County will be providing meals for the needy this Thanksgiving - from soup kitchens to restaurants.

Here are some of the local venues for free meals and volunteering. Some of them are open to needy people from all over the county, so check each listing to see.

Union City

In Union City, the Brian Stack Civic Association, as part of a 19-year tradition, is donating 5,000 turkeys to needy Union City families. Any Union City family that needs a turkey for Thanksgiving can call (201) 863-8583. Leave your name, address and a number where you can be reached, and someone from Mayor Stack's staff will arrange delivery.

Also, Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) homeless shelter at 108 36th St. will serve dinner on Thanksgiving from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. It will be a traditional turkey dinner and, according to officials from the shelter, more than 125 people are expected to attend. PERC Shelter is a nonprofit interfaith organization whose mission is to provide food and shelter to residents in need. For more information, call (201) 348-8150.

The Salvation Army is another group helping the hungry in the community by hosting a dinner at its Union City location on 43rd Street on Tuesday Nov. 27. Volunteers will begin serving lunch at 6 p.m. According to Capt. Jose Cruz, they are expecting to serve more than 800 turkey dinners. Call (201) 867-4093 for more information.


The First Reformed Church at 53 Centre St. in Secaucus will be offering meals to the elderly for Thanksgiving starting at 2 p.m. The number is (201) 867-9178.

Secaucus also has an emergency food pantry gives food to needy families. It's located at 101 Centre Ave. Call (201) 330-2014 for information.


The Hoboken Homeless Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St., will offer a dinner on Thanksgiving on Nov. 24 consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes and vegetables, at 7:00 p.m.

But that is just part of a full day of activities that the shelter is running, and they are also looking for volunteers to help out. The day includes a hot breakfast at a local church, coffee and donuts, a movie and popcorn from 10 to noon, Thanksgiving lunch from 1 to 3 p.m., board games and social time from 3 to 5 p.m., movies and popcorn from 5 to 7, and Thanksgiving dinner starting at 7:00 p.m.

To volunteer or get more information, call Jaclyn Cherubini at (201) 656-5069.

Mario's Classic Pizza at 742 Garden St. will be hosting a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The dinner is open to anyone in the community who needs it. Last year the event drew well over 100 people, and it is expected to grow again this year.

Councilmen Chris Campos and Ruben Ramos, along with Hoboken Director of Human Services Carmelo Garcia, will be distributing 300 turkeys on Monday, Nov. 21 at from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy at Third and Jackson streets to the residents of the Hoboken Housing Authority and needy local families. The Hoboken Church of God of Prophecy can be reached at (201) 659-4119.

St. Francis Church at 308 Jefferson St. has a food pantry that serves 20 to 25 lunches daily for the homeless or unemployed. The parish also collects and distributes packages of food to needy families throughout the year and on the holidays. Those who request food for families are sometimes people who have just lost jobs, who are waiting for the arrival of their food stamps, or those referred to St. Francis by one of the homeless shelters in the area or by FAITH Services, the local Franciscan AIDS program.

Food donations are always welcome. They can be left at the rectory at 308 Jefferson St. Good choices include pasta, rice, beans, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, canned fish, meats, fruits or vegetables, and cake or biscuit mixes. The food pantry will be open on Thanksgiving. Reach them at (201) 659-1772.

The National Council of Jewish Women of Hoboken are seeking volunteers to assemble and deliver Thanksgiving food packages to needy people the Hoboken area. Assembly of the food packages will begin at 12:30 on Sunday (today), Nov. 20 at the Hoboken Multi-service Center at Second and Grand streets. There will also be a pre-project brunch at 11 a.m.; call for location. For more information or to RSVP call (201) 216-1620 and leave a message.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association were scheduled to deliver 50 turkey dinners to families in the Hoboken Housing Authority, Applied Housing and area senior buildings.

Jersey City

The Hispanic Firefighters and EMS Society will hold their annual Thanksgiving dinner on Monday Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1 Canal St., Jersey City. For information, call (201) 674-4534.

St. Lucy's Shelter, 619 Grove St., Jersey City, will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in need on Thanksgiving Day at 4 p.m. The shelter accepts donations of food, supermarket gift certificates, winter clothing, and money throughout the year. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter. For more information, call (201) 656-7201.

The Square Meal Program at Let's Celebrate, 46-48 Fairview Ave., Jersey City, will serve holiday meals to homeless and low-income families and individuals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 24, Friday Nov. 25, and Saturday Nov. 26; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; and New Year's Eve. Meals are also served the last Saturday of the month. For information, call (201) 433-5438 ext. 37.

The Salvation Army in Jersey City at 562 Bergen Ave. will be serving lunch at 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Call (201) 653-3071 for more information.

The Parish of the Resurrection on 370 Montgomery St. will also have a turkey dinner for the homeless from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call (201) 434-8500.

The Hard Grove Café at 319 Grove St. in Jersey City will be hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, and all the fixings. It will be held Thanksgiving day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to any needy people in the community. The restaurant annually draws about 200 people. The Hard Grove is also still seeking volunteers to serve dinner. For more information call (201) 451-1853.

Jimmy King's Civic Association will be having their annual Thanksgiving Dinner from the homeless and shut-ins. Dinner will be served at the Sharing Place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Hall at 440 Hoboken Ave., Jersey City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. For more information call (201) 963-1383.

In Bayonne

The Bayonne chapter of UNICO National will hold its Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 3 p.m. in Assumption Hall of Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Kennedy Boulevard and 23rd Street, Bayonne. Free tickets will be available from the various Office on Aging sites or at City Hall. The chapter will make arrangements to deliver meals to the homebound. Call the Bayonne Office on Aging at (201) 858-6119.

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Turkeys for the needy Free Thanksgiving dinners being prepared for community
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Christmas And Thanksgiving Programs Here

Hi Everyone.... If you are looking for Holiday Assistance, be sure to check my blog out at

I have all kinds of links for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance programs.

Have a good one....


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Bend, Oregon Community Center Is Offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Bend's Community Center will host free meals to the community on Thanksgiving Day. A hot breakfast will be offered from 8:30am - 11:30am and will include: pancakes, syrup, biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausages and an assortment of fresh fruits, beverages, cold cereals, and pastries.

A traditional holiday dinner will be offered from noon - 4pm and will consist of: full salad bar, rolls, butter, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, hot vegetables, roasted turkey, baked ham, cranberry sauce, fresh fruit salad, beverages and desserts.

Attendance for the Thanksgiving day meals is expected to be approximately 500-600 people throughout the day, and there are no restrictions or qualifications, all are welcome at no charge.

Bend's Community Center is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization with a mission to help homeless and low-income people achieve a higher standard of living by providing basic services to fulfill basic needs. This mission is achieved by providing 1,200 meals each week plus meals on all holidays, winter outdoor survival gear, free clothing and other basic necessities, job training, a diaper bank, a bike repair shop, and Becca's Closet which offers free formal wear to low-income teens.

Hunger Prevention Coalition is one sponsor for this event, but more volunteers and donations are still needed. For more information call 541-312-2069. Donations may be dropped off or mailed to BCC Holiday Meals, 1036 NE 5th St., Bend Or 97701.

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Whatcom County, Washington Places Having Free Thanksgiving Meals

People without plans for this Thanksgiving can find a variety of community meals throughout Whatcom County.

Restaurants, churches and nonprofits are hosting free meals, starting Thursday, Nov. 18.

Here's a listing by date of community meals for the holiday.

Thursday, Nov. 18

Maple Alley Inn will host a meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Road, Bellingham. The meal will include roast pork loin, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, baked winter squash, green salad and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Maple Alley Inn will be closed the week of Thanksgiving.


United Church of Ferndale will host a meal from 10 a.m. to noon at 2034 Washington St.


Lynden Project Hope food bank, 205 South B.C. Ave. No. 105, will provide Thanksgiving gift baskets for regular Project Hope clients from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.


Soup's On will offer a soup kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Sterling Drive Church of Christ, 558 Sterling Drive, Bellingham.

Thanksgiving day

• Old Town Café, 316 W. Holly St., Bellingham, will provide a community dinner cooked and served by volunteers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live music will be performed all day.

• Five Columns Restaurant, 1301 E. Maple St., Bellingham, will offer a meal from noon to 2 p.m. for people 65 and older. Call 360-676-9900 for reservations.

• Good Burger, 5962 Guide Meridian, in Laurel, will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 1 to 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 26

Lighthouse Mission will serve a meal from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Assumption Church gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Gifts of clothing, toys and blankets will be given away as available.

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Boone County, Indiana Free Thanksgiving Food Basket For Low Income

Caring Center – 1250 Ransdell, Lebanon, IN 46052. 765-482-2020.

Walk in November 23 and 24 from 9am-2pm (with proper documentation).

Provides a food basket to low income Boone County residents to prepare a Thanksgiving meal at home.

Must have a current picture ID and proof of current address and proof of income.

If client works; may make an appointment for after hours.

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Michigan Huge Listing Of Holiday Assistance Programs For Low Income

Goodfellows-All Communities
For the cities of Detroit, Highland Park, River Rouge and Hamtramck:
Services Offered:
Children's toys, clothing and food. November 1st-December 10th.
Leave message on how you can be reached.
NOTE:  Some clubs have their own websites so you may also want to try typing your cities name and                       "goodfellows" into your search engine OR call your neighborhood city hall! 
              Please do NOT call cities that you do not live in!
The Lions Club--All Communities
Visit for a club nearest to you.  Most do help with holiday assistance.
Toys for Tots--All Communities
Visit if your city is not listed in any of the Toys for Tots programs listed below!
The Information Center
20500 Eureka  Suite 110
Taylor MI  48180
Services Offered:
The Information Center, Inc. is able to help, with the generous support of our donors, through two avenues. 
Adopt-A-Family: Donors are supplied with the first names and the "wish list" of a local family.  The donors purchase gifts for the family and deliver them to TIC offices, where they are then distributed to the families.  This is the most rewarding way to support a family in need of a "hand-up" at the holidays.
Gift Certificates/Cash Donations:  Some donors prefer to purchase gift certificates to help a individual
or family meet a special need, or make a cash donation to The Center, who in turn, purchases gift certificates or gifts for individuals and families. The Center's trained staff thoroughly interviews each client to verify their need for help before distributing any form of assistance.  We also meet regularly
with other agencies to assure that there is no duplication of services.  If you are interested in helping
a local resident OR need assistance, please contact our office for more information.  
Assistance is limited, so please contact us early if you require assistance for your family.
Community Lutheran Church
23984 Gibraltar Road
Flat Rock MI  48134
734-782-0563 Call on Wednesdays
Services Offered:
Holiday assistance and grief counseling
Serves Flat Rock and Brownstown residents ONLY
Faith Christian Center
25535 Ecorse Road
Taylor MI  48180
Contacts:  Donald or Julie Mitchell
Services Offered:
Holiday Food Program, clothes pantry is open once a month. 
By appointment or on Sundays. 
Serves Taylor residents ONLY.
Salvation Army                                           For other communities go to
1258 Biddle Avenue       
Wyandotte MI  48192
723-282-0930                            Western Wayne residents   313-563-4457
Services Offered:
Assistance with toys and food. Accepts low-income applicants in 17 Downriver communities.  Applications taken between November 1st and 1st week in December.  Must only apply at their location and have no other holiday assistance program AND have proof of income, ID Social Security cards for everyone in household, birth certificates or Medicaid card for kids.
New for 2009:  Go to and click on "Christmas Assistance" and print the checklist.  Call and make your appointment and write your appointment on the checklist.  If you do not have access to the Internet, pick up a 2009 checklist in the office at the address above. 
The Salvation Army Downriver will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m.
to 1 their new "Lunch At The Sal" Soup Kitchen that just opened Nov. 5th, 2009!  Everyone is welcome!
TIP  313-833-4000 for Detroit Residents
St. Constance Church            
21555 Kinyon
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  313-291-4050  please make reservations!
You are invited to share Thanksgiving dinner on November 26th from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the St. Constance family in the parish hall.  There will be turkey, ham and all the trimmings!  All are welcome!
Restoration Ministries
12436 Morang
Detroit MI  48236
Offering Thanksgiving baskets.
Adopt A Family 2009   Volunteers of America Michigan
Phone:  248-353-4862
Families who would like to receive help may APPLY ONLINE.
Ball Road Baptist Tabernacle Church                      Thanksgiving Baskets
Contact person:  Alan Richards                                              Offered
7007 Ball Road
Romulus MI
Phone:  734-331-6943
Focus HOPE:  Share with a Senior program
Phone:  313-494-5500
Share with a Senior matches individuals and group donors with homebound and low-income seniors.   Programs are through Dec. 15th.
Heart to Heart Ministries
Christmas baskets for senior citizens at nursing homes and residences.
Phone:  313-573-9076 OR  313-928-8305
Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
29777 Telegraph   Suite 1651
Southfield MI  48034
Phone:  248-353-8222 OR 800-825-2536
Provides holiday toy packages to child/teen patients and their siblings as well as children of adult patients affected by leukemia.  Contact Kristen West, patient services director at 248-355-8222
OR 800-825-2536
Joy of Jesus Ministry
P.O. Box 32211
Detroit MI  48232
Phone:  313-839-4747
Hosting holiday parties for over 400 youth and their families.
North End Youth Improvement Council Adopt-A-Child Program
(Also has a Mentor Program)
C/O Delores Bennett
111 King Street
Detroit, MI  48202
Senior Alliance Holiday Meals
The Senior Alliance
3850 Second Street   Suite 201
Wayne MI  48184
Phone: 734-722-2830 OR 800-815-1112
This program provides hot festive meals to homebound seniors age 60 & over OR disabled people
on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Labor DaySAHM is supported primarily through private donations.  Meals are delivered by volunteers.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging
1333 Brewery Park Blvd.
Detroit MI  48207
Phone: 313-446-4444
(Same as above)
Holiday Meals on Wheels
Valley Services
1980 Bagley
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-446-4444
This program provides meals to homebound seniors on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and
Labor Day.
Volunteers of America
618 E. Walton Blvd.  (Administrative offices)
Pontiac, MI  48340 
Phone: 284-209-1033
Serves multiple areas!  Look on website for YOUR area!
North End Youth Adopt -A-Child
111 King
Detroit MI  48202
Warm clothing, school clothing and toys.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Considine Recreation Center
8904 Woodward
Detroit MI 
Contact Little Rock Baptist Church at 313-872-2900
Free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as information on employment training and
other career services.
Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
557 Benton
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-345-9942  Mother Joan Jones
Free Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Transportation will not be provided.
The Church of the Firstborn
17170 Rockdale
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-533-0664
Thanksgiving meals for the Homeless
Bishop Murphy Council
Knights of Columbus Hall
22040 Ryan (south of 9 Mile)
Warren MI
Phone:  586-484-1184 OR   586-431-4884
Thanksgiving feast for needy and homeless people
St. Patrick Senior Center
58 Parsons
Detroit MI 
Phone:  313-833-7080
Free Thanksgiving meals to people in need.   Ages 55 and older.
Westminister Church of Detroit
17567 Hubbell
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-341-2697
Free Thanksgiving meals to people in need.
Wings of Love Missionary Baptist Church
17133 John R.
Detroit MI 
Phone:  313-867-7411
Free Thanksgiving meals to people in need.
The Salvation Army Breakfast        5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day
Masonic Temple
500 Temple
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-361-6136 OR  877-725-6424
Gloves, hats and socks will be provided, as well as toiletry kits and backpacks filled with school
supplies for children in need.
Dinner will be distributed via the Bed & Bread Truck program from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church
Knights of Columbus Hall
22040 Ryan
Warren MI
First Baptist Church of Wayne
36125 Glenwood
Wayne MI
Phone:  734-721-7410
Free Thanksgiving meal to people in need.
Our Lady of Loretto Church
Family Center
Redford Twp.
Phone:  313-534-9000  Reservations requested.
Free Thanksgiving meal to people in need.
Toys for Tots                                 This information is for the cities listed below ONLY!  If you are from
PO Box 612                                    Monroe County, this is NOT for you (see listing below for Monroe Co.)
Trenton, MI  48183
Phone:  313-363-9482
Applications are available at the Brownstown Township Police Department but must be mailed to the above address.  The Police Dept. will not accept any applications. The program is for children in Brownstown, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Woodhaven, Rockwood, Riverview, Wyandotte, Trenton and Grosse Ile Twp. ONLY . 
Flat Rock Family Cafe
27517 Telegraph Road
Flat Rock MI  48134
Phone: 734-789-9900
Offering free Thanksgiving dinners on Nov. 23rd, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for those in need and homeless. For more info or to arrange for large goups call the number above!
Madison Community Resource Center
5370 McKinley
Detroit MI 
Phone:  313-574-4813
Toys for Tots program, Holiday "Feed A Family" program.
Zion Chapel Church of Christ Holiness (U.S.A.)
3000 24th Street at Butternut
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-333-2299
United Christian's Womens Ministry invites you to fellowship with us at our Annual Community Dinner!
"True Meaning of Christmas" Dinner                      
William Ford Senior Activity Center
6750 Troy  (just north of Ecorse Road and west of Telegraph Road)
Taylor MI   48180
Phone:  313-291-7740
Free dinner & camaraderie for those who are alone or less fortunate.  Free transportation for those without transportation.  Call in advance.
Northeast Guidance Center/Assistance League
Administrative Office
12800 E. Warren
Detroit MI  48215
Phone:  313-824-8000
Holiday help for those that receive services at the community mental health agency.
United Way 2-1-1  (OR 800-552-1183)
The United Way/Detroit News Helping Hands Program
Bridging Communities
6900 McGraw
Detroit MI  48210
Phone:  313-361-6377
Christmas Meal-On-Wheels deliveries to seniors in Southwest Detroit.
PO Box 51924
Livonia MI  48151-5924
Phone:  734-427-8552 OR 800-777-8552
Provides holiday books for blind children
City Mission
20405 Schoolcraft 
PO Box 231135
Detroit MI  48223
Phone:  313-541-3531
Thanksgiving & Christmas meals
New Dimension Outreach Food Bank
Ignited International Ministries
20320 Superior
Taylor  MI  48180
Phone: 734-383-5658
Holds new toy drives for its clients and has a food bank.
New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ
Cathedral Conference Center
10325 E. Jefferson
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-835-5329
Plans to feed 1,000 people on Thanksgiving Day to reach out to unemployed families. 
St. Constance Catholic Church
21555 Kinyon
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  313-291-4050
Turkey and ham dinner will be served from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the church for those who otherwise would be alone on this day.  Transportation as well will be provided for those who need it. 
To reserve a seat at the free dinner, call the number above!
Greater Apostolic Faith Temple
4735 W. Fort Street  (1 mile west of the Ambassador Bridge)
Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-843-3660
Thankful Enough To Give
Neighborhood Service Organization
Malcolm X. Academy
3350 John C. Lodge Freeway (corner of Third)
Detroit MI
Ten families that created the Thankful Enough to Give dinner will be serving their Thanksgiving meal
to homeless and needy people from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gymnasium at the corner of the Lodge and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
New Friendly Missionary Baptist Church
4757 Chene
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-869-3682
Dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lighthouse Ministry
5403 Wayne Road
Wayne MI  48184
Phone:  734-467-7540
Food boxes, holiday baskets, clothing
Project Hope International
Phone:  248-797-1762
"Christmas Cheer"  program
Capuchin Soup Kitchen
4390 Conner  (between Mack and Warren)
Detroit MI
Phone:  313-822-8606 ext.17
Serving breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and a complete Thanksgiving meal from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   The Meldrum kitchen operation will be closed today.
Capuchin Services Centers
63333 Medbury
Detroit MI 
Donates food and warm winter clothing to children 10 and under as part of the Caps, Coats N' Kids
Holiday Program. 
Associated Charities of Lenawee County
221 S. Tecumseh Street
Adrian MI  49221
Phone:  517-265-7255    Open M-F 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Services Offered:
Toys for Tots, Christmas Food
Good Samaritan Coalition at St. Mark Catholic Church
4401 Bart Street
Warren MI  48091
Phone:  586-759-3026
Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas help.
The Macomb County Crisis Center is operating a Christmas Help Referral Program. During this time,
the crisis center will accept calls for Christmas help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 586-307-9100.  Collect calls will be accepted.  Families needing help this holiday season may call the center and phone counselors will give referrals to appropriate community resources.
Zion Temple Church          
Mt. Clemens, MI
Phone:  586-855-2684
In collaboration with various Macomb agencies, is sponsoring its first Thanksgiving Day
Celebration  on Thanksgiving Day 2009.  Meals will be served to homeless people and low-income families beginning at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Cairns Community Center, 58 Orchard Street in Mt. Clemens.
Monroe County Toys for Tots Program of Southeast Michigan
Stewart Road Christian Ministries
1199 Stewart Road
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-384-9771
This is for Monroe County residents only.  Required information will include household income and proof of the adult applicant's relationship to the child, such as a medical card, a birth certificate, adoption papers or guardianship court papers.  Grandparents cannot register their grandchildren for this program unless the grandparent has legal guardianship or custody.  Those who are unemployed should bring copies of their unemployment verification.  Those who are employed should bring copies of their last 3 pay stubs.  Those that receive Social Security should bring copies of the current reward letters that reflect the monthly payment. Applicants will be notified Dec. 12-15 as to when and where to pick up toys.
Spirit of Christmas
PO Box 2314
Monroe MI  48161
Lighthouse of Oakland County
46156 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac MI  48342
Phone:  248-920-6060
Gifts for Seniors and "Adopt A Family Christmas Program".  Matches families with donors and then helps distributes donor gifts to adopted families in December.  Also Thanksgiving meal items, baby, household and personal care items and medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers.
Rochester Area Neighborhood House (RANH)
1234 Inglewood
PO Box 80112
Rochester MI  48308-0112
Phone:  248-651-5836 
Services Offered:
Holiday Food Baskets, RANH's Christmas Shopping Days program designates a time for those in need to select gifts for their children.  These gifts are donated by the Rochester community specifically for this event.
South Oakland Shelter
431 N. Main
Royal Oak, MI  48067
Phone:  248-546-6566
Provides shelter, meals and other services including holiday help to homeless men, women and children.
Open Door Outreach Center
7170 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford MI  48327
Phone: 2480360-2930
Offers programs to assist low and moderate-income families during holidays and other special occasions who live in Waterford, White Lake, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Commerce, Walled Lake and parts of Wixom.
Troy People Concerned
2045 Austin Drive
Troy MI  48083
Phone:  248-528-9199
Holiday baskets
Grace Centers of Hope        
35 E. Huron Street
Pontiac, MI 
Phone:  248-334-2187
Serving dinner to homeless and needy people at two seating's, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the center.
Women need to enter at the Perry Street entrance; the men's entrance is on University. 
Salvation Army
9 S. Park
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-482-4700
Services Offered:
Assistance with food and gifts for the holiday to families who qualify.
Serves ALL of Washtenaw County.
Faith in Action
603 S. Main
Chelsea, MI
Phone:  734-475-3305
Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas Adopt-A-Family project for those living in the Chelsea & Dexter school districts ONLY.
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Michigan Listing Of Agencies For Thanksgiving And Christmas Help For Low Income

Holiday Assistance

Holiday assistance in the area including food and gift baskets and meals.

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Greater Lansing

  • 211 Dial 211 for information on food baskets and meals.
  • See Food Banks
  • The Christian Services Church Network Resource provides baskets to low-income families. 517.394.5411
  • Society Of Saint Vincent Depaul Saint Gerard Thanksgiving dinner November 25th 12:30 pm for those living in the parish boundaries.  4437 W. Willow Highway Lansing 517.323.2379


  • Compassionate Feast Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day for local families in need. Contact Chad at the Old Town Commerical Association 517.485.4283
  • Cristo Rey Community Center Thanksgiving meal, November 25th 12:00-1:00 pm. 1717 N. High St. Lansing 517.372.4700
  • City Rescue Mission Thanksgiving meal, November 25th. 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.  613 East Michigan Avenue Lansing 517.485.0145

Meridian Township

  • Charter Township Of Meridian Thanksgiving baskets to low income Meridian Township residents. 517.853.4200


  • Stockbridge Community Outreach Thanksgiving assistance to low income residents of the Stockbridge school district. 517.851.7285
  • Thanksgiving Meal Heritage Elementary School Thursday, Nov. 25 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  517.851.8600



Greater Lansing

  • 211 Dial 211 for information on food baskets and meals.
  • Capital Area Community Services Rural Ingham Service Center  Food and gifts for Christmas. Low income residents of Ingham county except for Lansing and East Lansing. 517.676.1065
  • Capital Area Salvation Army  Christmas assistance to low income residents in the tri-county area. 517. 853.0427 
  • Volunteers Of America Michigan  Christmas assistance to low income residents in the tri-county area.  Holiday meals delivered to senior citizens and people with disabilities who are homebound or alone on Christmas.   517.484.4414
  • Toys for Tots

Meridian Township

  • Charter Township Of Meridian Christmas baskets and toys to low income Meridian Township residents. 517.853.4200


  • Stockbridge Community Outreach  Christmas baskets and toys to low income residents of the Stockbridge school district. 517.851.7285


  • Williamston Food Bank  Provides Christmas food baskets and toys for low income residents of the Williamston School District. 517.655.3562
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I need Help for the Holidays!

I am a single parent looking for help.  I have strong faith in the Lord and have been trying to wear a smile on my face knowing that GOD will pull me through...however I do have to admit that as the days inch closer to Thanksgiving I cannot help but to feel overwhelmed at the fact that there will not be a different dinner other than Pasta or something that I can afford nor will there be  presents for my two wonderful children at Xmas.  I am reaching out to you in efforts to ask for the help that I so badly need.  I will tell you a little more about myself as I don't want you to think that I am  trying to take advantage of your generosity. As I mentioned I am the mother of a 3 year old boy and 11 year old girl.  They are genuinely good kids who have not given me any problems.  About a year and a half ago my husband walked out on our family, as you could imagine the pain and suffering of that alone has created a great sadness in our household.  I recently found out that he had gotten another woman pregnant and they just gave birth about to a baby girl..this has been especially hard for my daughter.  Nevertheless, I have filed for the divorce in attempt to get any type of financial support for the children and all of the debt that my husband left behind.  Our home is going into foreclosure and for the first time in my life I can truly say that there is never really enough to eat.  I am truly humbled by this experience and never in my life could imagine being hungry.  I am intelligent, employed and love being with children.  I have asked for help from some agencies but I have not qualified because I am employed.  My life is slowly falling apart and I trust that with help I can get back on my feet.   I stand in faith and know that one day God will see us through.   If you can help I would be greatly appreciative!  Also if you have information on resources!  Thank You!

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Hello my Name is Angela. I am a mother of 4 whom loves my girls.  As i was browsing websits to inquire about assistance for the upcoming holidays, i noticed Aidpage.  Right now I am currently receiving public assistance. I am looking in hopes to give my children a healthly and joyful holiday. I am also on social security disablity for clinical depression. I have been suffering from it almost all my life. As i type i am starting to feel like insisting i am not a lazy and unproductive person. I cook clean and pay my utilities, which then leaves me barely nothing to even think about the holidays. It has been this way for years. I just wish this year could be different.  My girls are getting older and see the comercials for the holidays and i'm sure they get tired of me telling them i dont have it....So i got a whim to go online and look up some help agencies in hopes i don;t have to give them that same line " i don;t have it" .....Thanks for reading...And 2 you and YOurs "Happy Holidays" Miss Angel ,,,

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my niece has 4 little boys,currently has no job or means to buy thanksgivingor christmas dinners,or buy gifts froher on disability myself so im limited to the amount of help i can give her .please help anything you can do will be greatly appreciated! the boys are 1-3-6- and 9 years kills me to think these babis will have to do without. thank you sooo much for any help you can provide!
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Help for Christmas

Families in need of help this Thanksgiving and Christmas  season.Please visit our website.We are not looking for money donations just trying to give others a wonderful Holiday Season! If you have clothes,toys,blankets,any items you would like to donate please contact us.So many need help during the holidays and sometimes we all have stuf lying around we don't use or need anymore so why not give those things to familes in need."Give,and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap" (Luke 6:38).
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