Are your household expenses greater than your income? There are local resources available to help families in crisis.
MI Bridges: State of Michigan Assistance - You may qualify for state assistance with groceries, child care expenses, and medical care coverage. Use the MI Bridges online application to apply for multiple benefits: health care coverage (Healthy Michigan Plan, Medicaid, and MI Child), food, cash and child care assistance, and emergency services. For help navigating the MI Bridges website or for questions call 810-667-2734.
State Emergency Relief & Weatherization Assistance Program: Department of Health and Human Services - For families facing conditions of extreme hardship or emergencies threatening your health and safety. You may qualify for emergency relief assistance if you are usually able to make ends meet but have found yourself in an unexpected emergency situation. For ongoing reduction in your energy expenses check out the weatherization assistance program.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Huron County Health Department - Provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of five.
Health Insurance Marketplace - 800-318-2596
Social Security Administration - 800-772-1213
Thumb Works Employment Services - 989-269-2311
Veterans' Affairs - 989-269-8911
The Blue Water Center for Independent Living - Housing Assistance Programs
Huron County Homeless Solutions - Assists those facing homelessness with the following:
Food and Clothing
Baby Pantry (Bad Axe) - 989-658-8625
Bay Port Free Store - 989-656-2151
Bay Port Community Food Pantry - 989-656-7281
Bay Shore Camp Food Bank (Sebewaing) - 989-883-2501
Caseville Community Food Pantry - 586-212-4224
Elkton Food Pantry - 989-375-4113
Free Methodist Church (Bad Axe) - 989-269-8664
Goodwill (Bad Axe) - 989-623-0114
Harbor Beach Emergency Food Pantry - 989-479-6053
Human Development Commission (Bad Axe) - 989-269-9502
Kinde Food Pantry - 989-874-4636
New Life Center (Caseville) - 989-856-4009
Pigeon Community Food Pantry - 989-453-3026
Shared Blessings Food Pantry (Bad Axe) - 989-269-8519
Thumb Breadbasket (Pigeon) - 989-856-7652
Thumb Industries Thrift Store (Bad Axe) - 989-269-9998
Trinity UM Food Bank (Sebewaing) - 989-883-3350
Meet Up and Eat Up™" Site Maps
Programs that provide meals for low-income children during the summer are crucial for the hundreds of thousands of Michigan students who rely on the federal school meals program during the school year. Once the final school bell rings, over 700 locations across Michigan help to bridge that gap until the start of school next fall. The Michigan Department of Education has created a Site Locator Map, which allows families to identify the nearest Meet Up and Eat Up™ sites, including information about locations, meal types, times, and driving directions.
USDA Summer Food Service Program
The USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) feeds children who may otherwise go hungry when school is out. During the regular school year, some 21.4 million children receive a school lunch at little or no cost to their household. In some cases this is the child's main meal of the day. However, when summer arrives and school is no longer in session, the number of children participating in a federal food assistance program drops dramatically, to approximately 3.8 million, and the USDA is working hard to close that gap. You can help by getting the word out that there are meals available by using these summer meal flyers which provide a toll-free number to help connect parents and children to a site near them that serves summer meals! The flyer is available in English and in Spanish.
The following are locations in or near Huron County offering summer food service programs. For detailed information, contact the numbers listed below at the various site locations.
450 N. Miller Road 7835 N. Unionville Road
P.O. Box 624 Unionville, MI 48767
Sebewaing, MI 48759 989-883-2360