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Area Food Resources

***Expansion of Food Assistance Benefits***

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a change that allows 90,000 students enrolled in career and technical education colleges to be eligible for food assistance benefits. Ferris State University students enrolled in career and technical educational programs could be eligible for food assistance benefits under new expansion. With the new initiative, college students will be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if they are enrolled at least half-time in school while seeking an occupational degree through the Perkins Post Secondary CTE program. Ferris is one of three universities in Michigan which receives funding through the Perkins Post Secondary CTE program, and offers students more than 20 occupational programs. Interested students should apply here.

Ferris: There's Food Here! is a way that the University community can share and post information on where the free food and food deals are available on the Big Rapids campus using Facebook. This system was created to help people. The site operates on the honor system. The aim is to share food availability information with as many students as possible. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to post pictures and information of where and when free food is available on the Big Rapids campus. 

This is not a food sustainability system. The frequency of food availability is unknown. Membership to this group is open to all of the Ferris community. Let’s look out for one another and be an ethical community.

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Ferris: There’s Food Here!

Area Food Resources Brochure (Hours and availability to these sources are subject to change. Please contact the organization for current availability of food resources)

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***“These lists are subject to change. Hours and availability may be impacted by COVID-19. Please contact the organization for current availability of food resources.***

Area Community Meals

Area Food Pantries, Food Banks, and Food Trucks