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 (May, 2024).

Note: Pre-Registration is not required to receive food at Community Sharing.

Household Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $30,120 $2,510 $579
2 $40,880 $3,407 $786
3 $51,640 $4,303 $993
4 $62,400 $5,200 $1,200
5 $73,160 $6,097 $1,407
6 $83,920 $6,993 $1,614
For each additional family member add: $10,760 $897 $207

[May 2024]

What You Need to Register

On Tuesday Pantry Days, we accept walk-ins between 10a.m. - 1p.m. to register with our Caseworkers.  Please call Community Sharing at 248-889-0347 to make an appointment to register with Casework on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bring the following items to register:

  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

fresh produce
canned vegetables & fruits
cooking & baking ingredients

Personal Hygiene items
Feminine products
Deodorant, hair care, toothpaste, soap

Paper products
Household cleaners

Clothing - Limited Clothing Closet
Children's summer and back-to-school clothing
New and very gently used shoes
Winter coats, boots, hats & gloves

Emergency Financial Assistance
utility shut-off
other assistance as needed

Educational Assistance
Through Huron Valley Schools : Tutoring available for: K-12 students. Adults preparing for GED
Continuing Education assistance, such as certification programs following casework assessment.

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:

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.

Community Sharing is an equal opportunity provider.

We Do Not Discriminate

In compliance with Federal Law, the Food Stamp Act, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy, the Community Sharing Outreach Center does not discriminate on the  basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual  orientation.