Need Help Getting Food?

The Farm at St. Joe’s is currently offering a program to help meet farm fresh local food needs in our community.

Market Connection Program – qualifying families can get $100 in online store credit to use on the Ypsi Area Online Market to buy local fruits and vegetables and other staples.

Learn more and to register

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If you are in immediate need for food, please call 2-1-1 to speak with a community advocate.

Market Connection Program

Do you and your family need help affording fresh fruits and vegetables and other food items?

Qualifying families can get $100 in online store credit to use on the Ypsi Area Online Market to buy local fruits and vegetables and other staples. The Ypsi Area Online Market is a virtual farmers market where you can buy local produce. Offering curbside pickup of your orders at each location for safe no/low contact.

This program is possible through the generous support of the Children’s Foundation of Michigan and the operational support of Growing Hope.

To qualify:

  1. Have one or more children living in the household
  2. Be experiencing food insecurity (need help affording healthy food)
  3. Live in the Ann Arbor/Ypsi Area

Here’s how it works:

  • If you and your family qualify, a member of The Farm will help you create an account with the Ypsi Area Online Market
  • You’ll have$100 in online store credit that you can use to shop on the Market
  • Farmers and businesses then harvest and prepare your food
  • The fresh, local food is delivered to the pickup site you choose, either The Farm at St. Joe’s or the downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market.
  • You pick up your items safely with no/low contact at the location that works best for you

Examples of what you can order:

  • Apples, plums, and pears
  • Beets, carrots, beans, greens, garlic, onions, peppers, sweet potatoes, potatoes, radishes, squash, and more
  • Fresh herbs, apple cider, eggs, cheese, meats, bread, and other prepared food items

Check out the market’s offerings: https://growinghope.net/ypsi-area-online-market/

We believe food is medicine.

If you are in immediate need for food, please call 2-1-1 to speak with a community advocate.

Community Resources

We are grateful to be a part of a supportive and resilient community. Many people are working hard to provide needed resources to our most vulnerable neighbors. Here are links to community resources:

COVID-19 Resources and News

Up to Date information on COVID-19 and Michigan related news: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Offering a broad range of resources: Call United Way’s 2-1-1 or go to https://www.mi211.org/

Food and Other Resources

Washtenaw County’s list of Essential Services: https://www.washtenaw.org/3100/COVID-19-Essential-Services-Updates

Hope Clinic is committed to remaining open and their food pantry: https://thehopeclinic.org/covid-19 

Food Gathers is open and continuing to provide food: https://www.foodgatherers.org/?module=Page&sID=covid19