Frequently Ask Questions :
1) How do I receive help from Outreach East?
You must come in to Outreach East and complete the 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.
2) How often as a client 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 6 months, depending on fund availability.
Clothing – Every 60 days
3) What can I do to help Outreach East?
If you shop 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.
4) Does Outreach East get money from the government?
Periodically Outreach East does receive some money from the government such as FEMA / United Way in the form of grants that generaly are for specific purposes such as utility shut offs / rent evictions etc. We rely heavily on caring individuals, local businesses, organizations and churches to help us by hosting food drives, having personal care item “showers” or giving monetary contributions to effectively accomplish of mission of helping those in need.
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. Periodically the FBEM does offer a few items at free or reduced prices.