How to Determine Your Eligibility

Assistance is available to eligible residents in the Huron Valley School District. Requirements for eligibility include meeting the maximum income guidelines below.

Household SizeAnnualMonthlyWeekly
1$24,280$2,023$467
2$32,920$2,743$633
3$41,560$3,463$799
4$50,200$4,183$965
5$58,840$4,903$1,132
6$67,480$5,623$1,298
Add:
For each
additional family
member
$8,640$720$166

What You Need to Register

You must call Community Sharing at 248-889-0347 to make an appointment. Please call Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and bring the following items to your appointment:

  1. Drivers license or Michigan ID.
  2. Proof of residency (such as rent history, utility bills, current lot payment receipt or other approved documents).
  3. Birth certificate for each family member requesting assistance. Social Security card is acceptable if birth certificate is not available.
  4. Income documentation for each family/household member 18 years or older: pay stubs, Social Security statement, DHS grant letter, unemployment record, child support certificate or income tax return.
  5. Pertinent eviction or shut-off notice if requesting financial assistance. Bring any relevant documentation pertaining to the emergency situation.

Reaching Out

Student Referrals
Community Sharing makes certain that teachers, social workers and counselors in the Huron Valley School District (HVSD) are familiar with our support services. This information can then be shared with a child's parent(s) and together they may identify ways we can help.

Summer Lunch Program
Community Sharing may provide lunch for your child(ren) while on summer break. Watch for Facebook posting and flyers at the office as summer approaches.

Back To School Clothing
Community Sharing has a "Back To School" clothes shopping day for children. Volunteers collect gently used, clean and appropriate school-type clothing and shoes just for this event. Watch for Facebook posting and flyers at the office during the summer months.

Provided through Donations

Food
fresh produce
meat
canned vegetables & fruits
cooking & baking ingredients

Clothing
men's & women's clothing
children's clothing
shoes
coats, boots, hats & gloves

Emergency Financial Assistance
evictions
utility shut-off
other assistance as needed

Educational Assistance by Volunteers
tutoring in core subjects K-12
adults preparing for GED

Distribution Site for Area Agencies

Focus: HOPE
Low income seniors, 60 years and older, who are eligible for Focus: HOPE may use Community Sharing as their pick-up site.  Learn about Focus: HOPE here. Interested in learning more about the aging and hunger? Go to: AgingInPlace.org.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provides additional food for Community Sharing clients on a quarterly basis. To learn more about this program click here.

Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry
Families identified by Huron Valley School District can receive food from the Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry, via Community Sharing, through the School Voucher Program. Click here to learn details.