COVID-19 Food Resources


Free Meals for Children (up to 18 years old)

The Parks and Recreation Division of the General Services Department is providing meals for children at participating recreation centers. Parents and children may pick up multiple meals to suit their needs. Meals are offered, Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at these locations:

  • Adams Butzel Recreation Center, 10500 Lyndon
  • Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 East Outer Dr
  • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St.
  • Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere
  • Williams Recreation Center, 8431 Rosa Parks
  • Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser
  • Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon

Meals for Seniors

The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is providing frozen meals for seniors ages 60 and up. Seniors can pick up five days worth of meals every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the following recreation centers:

  • Adams Butzel Recreation Center, 10500 Lyndon
  • Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval
  • Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 East Outer Dr
  • Patton Community Center, 2301 Woodmere St
  • Joseph Walker Williams Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Groceries for Families

While Detroit area grocery stores are restocking their shelves regularly, the city of Detroit is also working with Gleaners to provide alternative sites where families can get groceries. Gleaners will provide two weeks of groceries to families with children at four Recreation Centers:

  • Roberto Clemente Recreation Center, 2600 Bagley, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, every other Wednesday
  • Coleman A. Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Drive, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, every other Monday
  • Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM every other Monday - Gleaners is still providing groceries through their existing partners across the region, which can be found here