Food Distribution

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of persons 60 years or older by supplementing their diets with nutritious United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity foods. Eligible households receive a monthly distribution of food products, which may include cheese, canned meat, plant-based protein, vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals and juices.

2024 Monthly Distribution Schedule

***Pick-up Sites And Times***

Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency

9:45-10:30 St Ignace-CLM-CAA Bldg.
11:15-11:30 Cedarville (Clark Com. Center)
12:00-12:30 Detour Township Hall
12:50-1:05 Goetzville (Raber Township Hall)
1:30-2:00 Pickford Township Hall
2:25-2:40 Rudyard Township Hall
3:00-3:15 Kinross Township Hall
8:30-9:30 Sault Ste Marie - High Rise back lot
(Across the street from St. Mary’s Church)
10:00-11:00 Newberry-CLM-CAA Bldg.
11:30-12:15 Engadine
(Garfield Twp. Hall)
12:45-1:00 Curtis (Portage Twp. Hall)

Wednesday, January 24th
Wednesday, February 28th
Wednesday, March 27th
Wednesday, April 24th
Wednesday, May 22nd
Wednesday, June 26th
Wednesday, July 24th
Wednesday, August 28th
Wednesday, September 25th
Wednesday, October 23rd
Monday, November 25th
Wednesday, December 18th

Thursday, January 25th
Thursday, February 29th
Thursday, March 28th
Thursday, April 25th
Thursday, May 23rd
Thursday, June 27th
Thursday, July 25th
Thursday, August 29th
Thursday, September 26th
Thursday, October 24th
Tuesday, November 26th
Thursday, December 19th

(Doubled up Bi-Monthly)
Monday, February 26th
Monday, April 29th
Monday, June 24th
Monday, August 26th
Monday, October 28th
Monday, December 30th

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency

Tri-County Food Pantry List

It is recommended to call ahead of time to find out details such as documentation
needed, appointment requirement, or in case information is collected ahead of time.

Salvation Army (Sault):

Pantry: is by appointment only.
Community Kitchen: Lunch M-F 12n-12:30
Bread Rack: Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00am-12:00n,
Tues/Thurs 10:00am-12:00n & 12:30pm-3:30pm

Senior Centers (60+) also provide nutrition programs for their elders. Senior centers are located in the following areas: Community Action in the Sault, St. Ignace and Newberry as well as Senior Centers located in Rudyard, Detour, Sugar Island, Drummond Island, Raber, Curtis, Cedarville/Clark twp, Engadine/Garfield twp, Trout Lake and Whitefish twp.

First Church of Christ:

300 W. Spruce Street, Sault
Pantry: Mon/Tues/Wed 9:00am-11:00am

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church:

1101 Minneapolis Street, Sault
Pantry: Tuesday’s 2:00pm-3:00pm

First United Presbyterian Church:

555 Bingham Avenue, Sault
Pantry: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each Month

C-L-M Community Action Agency:

Sault: 906-632-3363
524 Ashmun Street (2nd floor)
St. Ignace: 906-643-8595
368 Reagon St.
Newberry: 906-293-5621
207 Newberry Ave.
EMERGENCY FOOD: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

New Hope Community Church:

66 Cedar Grove Drive, Kincheloe
Pantry: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Month
4:30pm-6:30pm Hop

Cedar Post Thrift Shop:

362 E M-134, Cedarville
Pantry: Monday-Friday 12:00n-4:00pm

Luce County Resource and Recreation (LINK):

103 W. Helen Street, Newberry
Pantry: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Hope Chest:

250 Ferry Lane, St. Ignace
Pantry: Wednesday and Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm

If you are aware of other pantries available in the tri-county area and the information is not on this list, please reach out to the Housing Department at Chippewa-Luce -Mackinac Community Action Agency. Provide the information, and the list will be updated. You can call the agency at 906-632-3363 and ask for housing or email

Sault Tribe Food Distribution Program:

3601 S. Mackinac Trail, Sault
Call For Details

*At least 1 household member needs to be Sault Tribe member

Bay Mills Food Distribution Program:

12497 W. Lakeshore Drive, Bay Mills
Call For Details

*At least 1 household member needs to be Bay Mills Tribe member


  • 60 Years of Age and Older
  • Households income at or below 130% of federal poverty guidelines
    • Income may not be more than:
      • $1,396 per month for a household of one, or
      • $1,888 a month for a household of two
      • Call for information about larger households


  • Knowledge or Proof of All Household Gross Income
  • Knowledge of Household Demographics (Household Size, Race, Ethnicity, etc.)
  • Proof of Age (Birth Certificate, State ID, Drivers’ License, and/ or other legal forms)
  • Proof of Residency (Utility Bills, Drivers’ License, State ID, Home Ownership or Rental Agreements, and/ or other legal forms)

Registration Process

  • Provide all required documents and information (see Requirements).
  • An application must be completed and approved in order to participate in the program.
  • Registration can be completed on the day of the distribution.
  • Please see our Distribution Locations & Information to find the closest site near you.

Day of Distribution

  • Registered clients must supply an Agency ID (Pink Card or White Postcard) and/ or State ID or Driver’s License (Note: Interested participants who are not registered please see Requirements and Registration Process section on how to become registered).
  • Registered clients who are not able to pick up their box may have a designated proxy pick-up on their behalf.

Best Practices

Food packages can be 50 pounds or more in weight, to help make it easier to transport some recommended practices include:

  • Pre-plan a mode of transportation
    • Motorized Vehicle (personal, friend, family, agency based, and/or other services)
    • Take the Bus
    • Other methods of travel (walk, wheel, cycle, etc.)
  • Pre-plan a method to transport the food package
    • Bring a cart
    • Bring extra bags
    • Bring someone to help get the food home or other assistive equipment