Food Assistance Programs

Our bimonthly (every other month) food programs provide a variety of free, nutritious food to help supplement the diets of eligible participants.  Participants from Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties may qualify for one or both food programs depending on eligibility requirements.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) 
provides free food for senior citizens, and includes things such as canned fruits, vegetables and meats, dried beans, pasta, etc.   Senior Citizens (age 60 and older), within USDA income guidelines.

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides a variety of available commodity foods from the USDA on a quarterly basis. Anyone is eligible, regardless of age or gender, who meets USDA income guidelines.  Call 1-800-843-6394 for more information.

Senior Dining Centers & Home Delivered Meals

Senior Dining Centers provide meals at 11 different locations throughout Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties. Individuals age 60+ receive well-balanced and nutritious meals in a group setting. Senior Dining Centers provide socialization and promotion of good health.

Did you know you can use your Bridge Card for the suggested donation for your next meal at any Senior Dining Center?                      For more information, ask one of our Senior Dining Center Hosts.

Home Delivered Meals (HDM’s) program provides nutritionally sound meals for seniors age 60 and older who are unable to prepare their own meals or attend an HDC Senior Dining Center.  Temporary delivery may be provided after a surgery or an accident as well.  HDM’s are available in Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties.

Spoonfuls of Plenty (Free Weekly Community Meal)

A FREE community meal that is served to anyone wanting a nutritious, home-style meal.  Meals are available for take out every Wednesday from 3:30 to 6:00 pm at the LeRoy Clark Center, located at 435 Green Street in Caro.

Although HDC provides the coordination of this program, it is supported by local organizations, businesses, and volunteers through donations of money, food and volunteer time.  Funded in part by the United Way.

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.