The SOS Food Pantry offers free, healthy food to people who need it.

This program makes sure that people do not have to choose between keeping their family housed or fed.


Effective Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The form to schedule an appointment opens on Monday at 5 PM and closes Tuesdays at Noon. You can schedule your appointment online starting at 5 PM on Mondays until Noon on Tuesdays. Appointments slots are available during Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

This link is updated weekly based on our food delivery.

Food Pantry Appointment Sign Up

You can also call 734-484-9945 on Tuesdays from 9 AM to Noon if you need help scheduling an appointment. 

People without an appointment will receive all prebagged groceries and should check in at the side door/loading deck (off of North Street).

Visitors should wear masks and maintain at least 6 feet distance between other visitors.

Volunteer at food pantry

If you have an appointment and are arriving by car, please call the pantry at 734-484-9945 when you arrive.A man with his back to the camera places a bag of groceries into the trunk of an SUV.

We will ask your vehicle description and where you’re parked. A volunteer will bring out your order and place it in the trunk. Please make sure your trunk has space cleared. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early.

If taking the bus or arriving by foot, please pick up normally at the side loading deck.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the food pantry located?
The food pantry is located at the SOS Resource Center at 114 North River in Ypsilanti, MI 48198

When is the food pantry open?
Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

How often can I visit the food pantry?
Each family can visit once per week.

Can I pick up food for my friend or neighbor?
Yes. Families can pick up for another family, but you will need to give head of household’s full name, address, and birth date. To help keep things running smoothly, there is a limit of pick up for 2 additional families.  

Do I have to be a Washtenaw County resident to visit?

Where does the food pantry get its items?
The SOS food pantry offers rescued food from Food Gatherers as well as donations from the community. The food pantry, personal care items and baby supplies are supported by in-kind and monetary donations from local businesses, churches and schools throughout the year. Donate to the food pantry.