food assistance

YCS Opens New Center To Help Families During COVID-19

Dec 17, 2020

Ypsilanti Community Schools has opened a new Resiliency Center that is providing basic necessities to families in need during the pandemic.  


SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti has seen a drastic increase in food requests since the pandemic started.  

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The University of Michigan’s Maize and Blue Cupboard has seen an increase in food assistance demand before the Thanksgiving holiday.  

United Way of Washtenaw County /

Food Gatherers president and CEO Eileen Spring has been named 2021 Woman of the Year by the United Way of Washtenaw County.  The ceremony to honor her will be held virtually in March at the "Power of the Purse" event.  Spring and United Way of Washtenaw County president and CEO Pam Smith joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the award, the work, and food insecurity as we head toward the Thanksgiving holiday in this week's "Washtenaw United."   


Ypsilanti Community Schools has a new food distribution program it’s offering for families during the pandemic.  


The Ann Arbor YMCA has extended its COVID-19 food assistance program through August.  

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Ypsilanti Community Schools has a new program to help feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Swoop's Student Food Pantry
Eastern Michigan University /

As summer approaches, Eastern Michigan University is getting ready to help feed students in need.  


The need for food assistance is increasing in Washtenaw County and a local food pantry is stepping up.