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Food Pantry and Meal Service Information

Post Date:03/24/2020 2:50 PM

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At this time, all food pantries that serve Meridian Township remain open, with enhanced hygiene practices in place.  All of the food pantries require an appointment and a current Michigan ID and address verification may be required.  Those that need food should contact the site for their ZIP code to request food:

48823: St. Paul Lutheran Church – 517.351.8541

              St. John Student Parish – 517.432.5136

48840: Haslett Community Church – 517.339.8383 ext. 15

48864: Okemos Community Church – 517.349.4220

Meridian Township continues to work with community organizations to ensure that residents do not go hungry.  Those that wish to help out may consider contributing financially to the food pantries. Residents can also contact call 2-1-1 for statewide volunteer opportunities as well as connections to additional community resources.

Student Meal Service:

Older Adults/Senior Citizen Meal Service: 

  • Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA): Effective Monday, March 16th and until further notice, the Congregate Senior Dining sites will be closed. Arrangements are being made to provide food to clients, if necessary. Individuals with questions can contact Tasha Stetler at 517.887.1393 or Carl Buonodono at 517.887.1394.

  •  For those individuals who are receiving home delivered meals through Meals on Wheels, they will continue to get their meals, but on an adjusted schedule. For seniors who are not currently enrolled in Meals on Wheels and are interested in receiving home delivered meals should contact the Greater Lansing Meals on Wheels Office at 517.887.1460. Eligibility for Meals on Wheels is 60 years of age or older who are unable to shop, cook, or otherwise provide healthy meals for themselves.  

  • Residents who would like to volunteer as a Meals on Wheels deliver driver, please complete the online application

  • Meridian Senior Center: For individuals previously served by our Congregate (Senior) Dining Site, TCOA is willing to deliver meals to the Meridian Senior Center and have the meals distributed as a carryout to your vehicle. However, this service must be requested in advance by calling TCOA Community Nutrition Manager Tasha Stetler at 517.887.1393. As Tasha is in and out of the office, please leave a message and she will get back to you promptly. To confirm your eligibility as an individual age 60 and older, you will be required to provide your name and birthdate and answer a few questions to complete your reservation for the meals.

Please contact Meridian Township Human Services Specialist, Darla Jackson, at 517.853.4204 or jackson@meridian.mi.us for information regarding additional resources and assistance. 

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