The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

Alcona | Alpena | Arenac | Cheboygan | Crawford | Iosco | Montmorency | Ogemaw | Oscoda | Otsego | Presque Isle

What Is It?

The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a quarterly food distribution program. Surplus food is purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture and distributed to those in need.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if:

  • You live within one of our service counties (listed above)

  • You fall within the income guidelines below:

Household Size Monthly Income
1 $2,082
2 $2,818
3 $3,555
4 $4,292
5 $5,028
6 $5,765
Each Add'l Person Add $736


How Do I Apply?

Bring proof of residency to the food distribution. Proof of residency can be Michigan Driver's License, State I.D. Card or a current Utility Bill.

How & When Do I Pick Up My Food?

Each county has their own distribution site (sometimes multiple sites). Click HERE to go to our Distribution and Site Directory page.

Click HERE to email or call (989) 358-4700.

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (“NEMCSA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). It is the policy of NEMCSA to extend equal opportunity to all qualified staff members and applicants for employment without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, LBGTQ status, veteran status, sex, age, disability or any other protected class under the law. NEMCSA does not condone and will not tolerate discrimination, intimidation, or harassment based on these factors, and sexual harassment is prohibited whether directed toward women or men.