Organizations That Offer Help
If you're in Taylor looking for some assistance, whether it be for groceries or a temporary place to stay, we have resources to help you get back on your feet.
If you are working in extremely stressful conditions due to the Coronavirus, a hotline for emotional support is available. Call anytime Monday through Saturday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1-888-910-1636. Click here to learn more.
- Health and Human Services
- Food Banks and Assistance
- Shelters and Community Support
- Online Education and Activities
- Stores With Designated Shopping Times
- Wayne County Small Business Healthcare
Food Service Program GIS Map
GIS Map that shows food service programs for children in lower-income ares.
Michigan Summer Food Service Program
- MDE: (517) 241-5374
Michigan Food for Seniors
- Food delivery programs for residents over the ages of 60.
- Home deliver and pick-up services.
- Sign up for assistance
HOPE food distritbution centers offering pre-packaged food boxes via drive-up distribution.
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Food Center Locations: Westside Food Center: 1300 Oakman Blvd., Detroit
Inkster Food Center: 759 Inkster Road, Inkster
Eastside Food Center: 9151 Chalmers, Detroit
Provide proof of age 60+ (e.g. state ID card)
Provide # of people in household
Reside in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, or Washtenaw counties
a. 1-person household: $16,588 or below
b. 2-person household: $22,412 or below
c. 3-person household: $28,236 or below
d. 4-person household: $34,060 or below
e. 5+ person household: $5,824 or below per additional household member
For any questions about food pickup or delivery, please contact (313)-494-4600
Little Guide Detroit
Future Engineer Program: Amazon is looking to help school kids who are not able to have access to a computer science education right now. Amazon is providing free access to sponsored computer science courses for grades 6-12. There’s a virtual robotics program also available with the partner company CoderZ. This is for grades 2-12. Another program available is called Earsketch. It helps kids learn to code through music.
Otter Cam: We’ve put a live camera in the otter exhibit at the Detroit Zoo! So while you might not be able to go to the zoo, visit the otters from your couch!
Pure Michigan Web Cameras: The website has different cities and Michigan landmarks with live cameras, so you can take a peek at what’s happening all over the state.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: The museum is offering a digital collection where you can explore artifacts and stories.
Michigan History Museum: Take a virtual tour of the museum, it’s 5 floors!
Michigan Science Center: Kids of all ages can take a virtual tour of the science center.
Menominee Range Historical Museum: This is a collection of museums in the Upper Peninsula. Take a virtual tour of these as well.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio: It’s hard to get in exercising during quarantine, but this dance studio is offering a fun alternative. You can take dance classes online for free! They’re offering everything from ballroom to the cha-cha.
Michigan Opera Theatre: “MOT at Home” is being launched to provide everyone with daily opera and dance content while we’re all home during social distancing. There’s studio performances, opera recordings, dancing, Met Opera Previews, podcasts, blogs and more. Check it out!
Motown Museum: The Motown Museum is staying connected with Motown fans and continuing to celebrate the Motown legacy. During the month of April, it will unveil a virtual liner of education programming including activities for kids grades K-12. The lessons can be found on their Facebook page. Also, Motown Mic: At Home will feature new and prerecorded performances premiered live for Motown Museum Facebook fans.
- Seniors, expectant mothers, first responders, and those with compromised immune systems have a dedicated shopping hour: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
- Seniors and at-risk individuals encouraged to come in 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Also, Meijer stores will now be closing at 10pm, overnight.
Vulnerable customers have a reserved shopping hour each Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m.
- The store is rolling out new services for seniors during the pandemic. Every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. is “seniors only” shopping hour. The chain says customers 55 and older can also get special offers and discounts online on Tuesdays both online and in person.
- From March 24-April 28, stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older, which will start one hour before stores open.
Pet Supplies Plus
- If you need to stock up on pet food and supplies, the chain is offering free 2-hour
curbside pickup. You can order online, store associates will gather and package your items. Once ready ,pull up and they’ll put the packages in your car directly.