More than 600,000 meals distributed to Detroit families with children City meal distribution continues through the end of August

Since March 18, the City of Detroit has distributed more than 600,000 meals to Detroiters at Detroit Recreation Centers. In March, when schools closed the Recreation Department shifted from programming to food distribution. The City of Detroit is committed to continuing to support residents and will distribute meals through the end of August.

Meals For Families with Children

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:
Adams Butzel Center, 10500 Lyndon
Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 Outer Dr E
Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St.
Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m:
Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser
Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon

After July 1, Monday through Friday sites will change to 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday sites will change to Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.               

Meals for Seniors

The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is proving frozen meals for seniors ages 60 and up.

Senior can pick up five days worth of meals every Wednesday from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Adams Butzel Center, 10500 Lyndon , Detroit, MI
Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval, Detroit, MI
Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 Outer Dr E, Detroit, MI
Patton Community Center, 2301 Woodmere St, Detroit, MI
Joseph Walker Williams Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit, MI

Additionally, Detroit Area Agency on Aging has distributed 30,000 meals to seniors and Gleaners Community Food Bank has distributed to 8,000 households from Detroit Recreation Center sites.


Media Contact


Jeremy Thomas
(313) 938-5078
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