Whether you are a using food assistance for the first time, or have done this before, the various systems that exist to sign up for help can be challenging to navigate at times. This Grow Jackson Resource Guide exists to list resources, guides, pantry schedules, and other assistance throughout Jackson, Michigan.
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Department of Health and Human Services Food Assistance Guide
The Jackson Department of Health and Human Services developed the following guides to assist community members trying to navigate this process.
To get the most up-to-date information about assistance in our area, call “211” to get current information about many forms of assistance including food assistance.
Michigan Bridges program has an online portal that can be accessed at https://newmibridgeslogin.michigan.gov/. Click the link, select “Register” and follow the prompts.
To apply for Bridges without internet access, the needed forms can be picked up at The Jackson Department of Health and Human Services at 301 E Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI 49203.
If you need help navigating any of the above information, the Jackson Trusted Advisors Network is available to assist you. Get in touch with any trusted advisor by simply calling them at one of the numbers below. Additionally, their website has many great resources and guides to help with COVID relief, food assistance, and many other services. http://www.greatstartjackson.org
Active Food Pantry List for Jackson County
The following list contains the current active food pantries in the Jackson area. This list may be incomplete and some pantries may not be following their normal listed schedule due to COVID-19 or other extenuating circumstances. It is advised that you call, when possible, before visiting a pantry to confirm they are following their normal pantry hours. However, Grow Jackson will make every effort to keep this list current and accurate.
Immanuel Lutheran Food Pantry
Saturdays 9:15-11:30, 1505 W. Michigan Ave 49202, 517-782-6081
Jackson Community Food Pantry
Wednesdays 4-6pm, 701 Greenwood Ave, 517-962-1005