Frequently Asked Questions

1) Does Outreach East get money from the government?

Outreach East does not receive any money from the government. We rely solely on caring individuals, local businesses, organizations and churches to help us by hosting food drives, having personal care item “showers” or giving monetary contributions.

2) How do I receive help from Outreach East?

You must come in to Outreach East and complete paperwork. Please make sure to bring your government issued identification card (Driver’s License, State or Military ID) showing your current home address, proof of income (employer check or SSI check), social security cards for each child living in the home, and a copy of your income tax return for the prior year. Click here for important information on receiving help for utility shut-offs and evictions.

3) How often can I receive food, personal care items or financial assistance?

You may come in for a food order once every 30 days.

Personal Care Items (PCI) of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste are available immediately for first time clients, then every other month. Toilet paper and bar soap are available as needed.

Financial assistance can only be received once every 5 – 6 months, depending on fund availability.

4) What can I do to help Outreach East?

Outreach East gratefully accepts Spartan brand UPCs (the bar code from the Spartan product) and VG’s receipts.

If you shop at Meijer, please register for the Meijer Community Rewards program at www.meijer.com/rewards. Outreach East’s account number is #552228.

We also are signed up at Kroger. Please click here for sign-up instructions. Outreach East receives 5% of every grocery purchase!

Outreach East also accepts non-perishable food items, personal care items, gently used clothing and monetary donations. Checks payable to Outreach East may be mailed to: Outreach East, PO Box 61, Davison, MI 48423. Online donations may be made via PayPal by clicking here. Every bit helps!

If you have any questions about donating, or if your organization would like to sponsor a food drive or personal care item “shower”, please contact us at (810) 653-7711.

5) Does Outreach East get free food from the Food Bank?

Outreach East does not receive free food from the Food Bank. We must pay for the food.