Jackson College is totally committed to student success. In continued efforts to help all students be successful, the College is launching the Hunger-Free Campus initiative.

This will provide hungry students food to eat and some basic necessities. Students who self-identify can receive emergency assistance coupons with non-cash value of $10 to meet food, hygiene or household needs. All you need to do is come to one of the locations listed below and ask them for a coupon – and then go get your food. That’s it!

Coupons may be used for:

  • Meals at the Dining Commons, Potter Center
  • A la carte food at the Jet Fuel coffee shop, William Atkinson Hall (excluding coffee, tea & smoothies)
  • Hygiene and household needs at the Jets Store, Potter Center (excluding clothing and college merchandise)

Coupons are available at these locations:

  • Student Services (CSS, TRIO and Navigators)
  • The Jets Store
  • Human Resources (Sandra Phelan)
  • Dining Commons
  • Multicultural Center
  • Director of Housing
  • Oasis Center
  • JC Health Clinic

Find Help

  • 2-1-1-Michigan

    2-1-1-Michigan, is a 24/7 service that can connect you to all kinds of services. Visit their website to see what is available for help with food, housing, or paying bills. A list of food pantries is available here and you can search by area code.

    2-1-1 Michigan
  • Connect With My Future

    MI Works! is encouraging students to reach out to them for assistance with everything from tuition, books, gas, uniforms, laptops, Wi-Fi.  Fill out the Connect With My Future application and you will be followed up with by one of their staff members.  

  • Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County

    Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County, is a monthly or bi-weekly pantry at various locations. Most you can simply drive up and they place a box of food in your car. There is also a number for delivery of the food pantry items. CMJC delivers food to those families and individuals shut-in, as well as those without transportation. Please call 395-2652 for assistance. Deliveries are made within 24 hours of the initial phone call coming into us. 

    Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County
  • Hillsdale County Food Resources

    Pantries

    • El Bethel Tabernacle, 1661 Hudson Rd, Hillsdale, MI; Wednesday, 10am–noon & 1–3pm 
    • First Church of Christ in Waldron, 107 West St, Waldron, MI; 4th Wednesday of each month, 2–4pm, Waldron school district residents 
    • Hillsdale Baptist Church, 2211 W Bacon Rd, Hillsdale, MI; Tuesday, 9–11am 
    • Life Line Pantry, 126 S Main St, Reading, MI; 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 8am–2pm 
    • Salvation Army/Hillsdale Food Pantry, 160 E Bacon St, Hillsdale, MI; Mon, Fri, 1– 3pm, once every 60 days 
    • St. Anthony Family Center, 11 North Broad St, Hillsdale, MI; Tuesday, 12:30–2pm; Friday, 9:30–11am 
    • Trinity Lutheran Church in Hillsdale/ Kings Kupboard, 69 Griswold St, Hillsdale, MI; Summer (May–Sept): M&F, 3:30–5:30pm; W, 6–8pm; Winter: MWF, 3:30–5:30pm 

    Soup Kitchens 

    • St. Anthony Family Center, 11 North Broad St, Hillsdale, MI; Tuesday, 12:30–2pm; Friday, 9:30–11am 
    • Trinity Lutheran Church in Hillsdale/ Kings Kupboard, 69 Griswold St, Hillsdale, MI; Summer (May–Sept): M&F, 3:30–5:30pm; W, 6–8pm; Winter: MWF, 3:30–5:30pm 

    Fresh Food Distributions 

    • 1st Congregational Church of Pittsford, 9294 Rail St, Pittsford, MI; 1st Tuesday of each month, 2–4pm 
    • Hillsdale Salvation Army, 160 E Bacon St, Hillsdale, MI; Tuesday, 9–11am 
    • Reading Community Schools, 200 E Michigan St, Reading, MI; 4th Monday of each month, 5–7pm 
  • JC Oasis Center

    JC Oasis Center (on Central Campus): Their team of clinicians can help connect you to a wide range of community resources.  Contact them at 517.990.1300. If the Oasis Center is not open when you call, you can reach out Family Services and Children’s Aid at 517.787.7920. Simply state that you would like to speak with the Oasis Center staff.   

    JC Oasis Center
  • Jackson College Emergency Fund

    Jackson College Emergency Fund, donated by friends of the College as well as employees, their families, and others who are interested in helping students succeed. When funding is available, grants are provided to meet one-time unforeseen emergencies that would otherwise prevent students from continuing their education at Jackson College. 

    JC Emergency Fund
  • Jackson County Food Resources 

    Pantries

    • Adventist Community Service Center, 3600 County Farm Rd, Jackson, MI; Tuesday, 11am–4pm 
    • Brooklyn Food Pantry, 171 Wamplers Lake Rd, Brooklyn, MI; Tuesday, 10am–7pm; Thursday 10am–2pm 
    • Central Wesleyan Church, 119 North Webster St, Holland, MI; 3rd Thursday of each month, 3–6pm 
    • Christ Episcopal Church/Operation Blessing, 9900 N Meridian Rd, Pleasant Lake, MI; 3rd Saturday of each month, 9–10am 
    • Christ’s Kingdom Ministries, 501 S Elm St, Jackson, MI; 3rd Thursday of each month by appointment 
    • Compassionate Ministries Pantry, 3905 Clinton Rd, Jackson, MI; 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 10am–12:00pm 
    • Encounter Church Food Pantry, 620 Robinson, Jackson, MI; Tues & Thurs, 10am–1pm 
    • First Evangelistic COGIC, 1508 Francis St, Jackson, MI; 3rd Friday of each month, 12–2pm 
    • Harmony Baptist Church, 6475 Ann Arbor Rd, Jackson, MI; By appointment 
    • Higby Street Church of Christ, 706 South Higby St, Jackson, MI; Saturday, 9–10:30am 
    • Hillside UMC/Hanover Community Food Pantry, 6100 Folks Rd, Horton, MI; Tues & Thurs, 9am–12pm & by appointment 
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1505 W Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI; Saturday, 9:30–11:30am 
    • Jackson Community Food Pantry, 701 Greenwood St, Jackson, MI; Wednesday, 4–6pm 
    • Napoleon Food Pantry, 200 West Ave, Napoleon, MI; Wednesday, 3–5pm 
    • North Parma UMC Food Pantry, 5631 N Parma Rd, Parma, MI; Tues & Sat 10–11am (Western & Concord School District residents only) 
    • Our Lady of Fatima, 911 Napoleon Rd, Michigan Center, MI; By appointment 
    • Rives Baptist Church, 2800 West Berry Rd, Junction, MI; Thursday, 9am–12:00pm 
    • Salvation Army, 806 E Pearl, Jackson, MI Mon–Thurs, 10am–12pm & 1–2pm 
    • Spring Arbor Food Pantry, 120 E Main St, Spring Arbor, MI; Tues & Thurs 3–4pm 
    • Springport UMC Food Pantry, 127 W Main St, Springport, MI; Springport School District Residents by appointment (517) 857–2777 
    • St. John’s United Center, 801 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI; 3rd Friday of each month, 10am–12pm 
    • St. Joseph SVDP, 704 N East Ave, St Joseph, MI; By appointment 
    • St. Vincent of de Paul: Queen’s, 606 S Wisner, Jackson, MI; By appointment 
    • St. Vincent of de Paul: St. John’s, 711 N Francis St, St Johns, MI; By Appointment 
    • St. Vincent of de Paul: St. Mary’s, 407 S Mechanic Street, Jackson, MI; By appointment 
    • St. Vincent of de Paul: St. Rita, 10516 Hayes Rd, Clarklake, MI; By appointment 
    • Stream in the Desert Ministries, 145 N Gorham St, Jackson, MI; 3rd Sunday of each month, 1–3pm 

    Soup Kitchens

    • Jackson Interfaith Shelter, 414 S Blackstone, Jackson, MI; Breakfast: 7–8am; Lunch: 11:30am–12:30pm; Dinner: 4:30–5:30pm  
    • First Baptist Church of Jackson, Wednesday night Café Connection, 201 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI; 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays  

    Fresh Food Distributions

    • Blaze Church, 526 Fairyland Ave, Jackson, MI; 2nd Friday of each month, 3–5pm, beginning July 10th 
    • East Jackson Church of the Nazarene, 5549 Ann Arbor Rd, Jackson, MI; 3rd Tuesday of each month, 2–4pm  
    • Heritage Foundation, 800 South Cooper St, Jackson, MI; 3rd Saturday of each month, 12–2pm 
    • Jeruel Baptist Church, 11400 Plum Orchard Rd, Munith, MI; 2nd Monday of each month, 5–6pm 
    • Lily Baptist Church, 1117 W G Wade Dr, Jackson, MI; 4th Thursday of each month, 12–1pm 
    • Napoleon Public Schools, 201 West St, Napoleon, MI; 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3–5pm 
    • Spring Arbor Church of the Nazarene, 8200 King Rd, Parma, MI; 3rd Thursday of each month, 3–5pm 
    • Spring Arbor Methodist Church, 120 E. Main St, Jackson, MI; 4th Wednesday of each month, 3–5pm 
  • Lenawee County Food Resources 

    Pantries

    • God’s Helping Hands/Tipton Community Church, 9240 Tipton Hwy, Tipton, MI; 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, 4:30pm–6pm 
    • Hudson Ministerial Association, 211 Mechanic St, Hudson, MI; TR, 11am–1pm  
    • Manitou Road Baptist Church, 175 Manitou Rd, Maintou Beach, MI; 2nd Thursday of each month, 1–3pm 
    • Morenci Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry, 751 N Summit St, Morenci, MI; TR, 11am–2pm 
    • Neighbors of Hope — Fishes & Loaves, 423 W Maumee St, Adrian, MI; M-F, 10am-3pm; TR, 5–7pm; Sat, 10am–12pm 
    • New Song Community Church Pantry, 5211 S Occidental Hwy, Tecumseh, MI; Thurs 1– 3pm and Saturday 10am–12pm 
    • St. Joseph Conference SVDP, 415 Ormsby St, Adrian, MI; MWF, 1pm–2:30pm 
    • St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church, 450 Manitou Rd, Manitou Beach, MI; Friday, 10am–12pm 
    • St. Mary’s of Good Counsel Christian Service, 305 Division St, Adrian, MI; MTR, 1–3pm 
    • The Salvation Army Pantry, 217 W Church St, Adrian, MI; MR, 8:30am–11am 

    Soup Kitchens

    • Daily Bread of Lenawee, Inc. Pantry, 302 S Tecumseh St, Adrian, MI; Tuesday & Saturday, 11:30am–2pm 
    • God’s Helping Hands/Tipton Community Church, 9240 Tipton Hwy, Tipton, MI; 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, 4:30–6pm 
    • Salvation Army, 217 W Church St, Adrian, MI; MW, 4–5pm 

    Fresh Food Distributions

    • City of Refuge (Adrian Senior Center), 327 Erie St, Adrian, MI; 1st Thursday of each month, 1–3pm 
    • Morenci Church of the Nazarene, 751 Summit St, Morenci, MI; 1st Thursday of each month, 12–2pm 
    • Salvation Army, 217 W Church St, Adrian, MI; Tuesday, 8:30–10:30am 
    • Tecumseh United Methodist Church, 605 Bishop Rd, Tecumseh, MI; 3rd Saturday of each month, 12–2p 
  • MI Bridges

    Search for information or connect with a navigator on programs related to food assistance, utilities assistance, homelessness, and more. MI Bridges can help you to access more than 30,000 state and local services across the state.  

    MI Bridges