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We are a "Bed and Bread" Location

Thank you, Donors, for supporting the Community Lunch Program in Pontiac.

Hospitality starts in the kitchen.  

A meal and a seat makes a stranger a friend.  

Addressing Hunger isn't just about providing food; its about providing space for people to eat.  To be heard.  To be human.   

"You gotta love what you do to do it this well."  - Chef Paul

Chef Paul obviously loves what he does. Every week he donates 30+ hours of time to prepare fresh food for over 400 people. Paul learned to cook from his mom, who often volunteers beside her son to feed the community. Passing on the love for cooking, Paul will be teaching basic Culinary Arts class as part of our 2019 Sparks Academy class series. Chef Paul and Dan, our janitor, compost all food scraps from the busy kitchen. The rich soil will be used in our spring teaching gardens, introducing kids to food sources and garden skills.

How we help address hunger

The philosophy of The Salvation Army has always been, "If someone is hungry, let's feed them!"  We offer three hot lunches and one family dinner per week, in addition to non-perishable and frozen food support to bring home.

Volunteers are needed!  Contact Mike.Lewis@usc.salvationarmy.org.  Groups and individuals welcomed.

Community Lunch Program
Food Service on Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00-1:30 p.m.  No reservation necessary.  Come for lunch, stay for conversation.  Fresh Food Distribution takes place in the hallways just before food service some days.  

Lunch is also available after church on Sundays.

Focus Hope
Focus Hope is a food support program for area seniors.  We are a distribution site for these monthly boxes of non-perishable goods. Eligible seniors can register in the front office or contact Carlton.Elam@usc.salvationarmy.org.  

Fresh and Emergency Food Pantry
Emergency Food Pantry is available for qualified residents every 90 days.  We can help with dried and canned food items, frozen meats and some hygiene supplies.  Pantry service is available by appointment only.  Call the front desk, or contact Carlton.Elam@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Every week, we distribute fresh food items from Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We reserve the right to limit quantities.


Eligibility Guidelines

  • Residency and Income Guidelines apply to Food Pantry and Focus Hope.
  • Community Lunch Program and Fresh Food Distribution require no documentation.

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