Fighting Hunger

Supporting Senior Citizens

Approximately 38,000 senior citizens in 42 metropolitan Detroit communities receive nutritional, supplemental food through Focus: HOPE each month. For many of our seniors, the box of food is their main source of nutritious food. At a time when they should be enjoying their golden years, many are barely able to pay living and medical expenses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture food supplements ensure that our older citizens get the assistance they need.

Food is distributed through four food centers to those who meet the income guidelines. To help with food selection, signs in the food centers are in three languages: English, Spanish and Arabic. Home deliveries are made to homebound seniors by volunteers from schools, churches, local businesses and organizations.  Learn how to volunteer
Are you eligible?
If you have questions regarding your eligibility, call 313.494.4600.
To determine if you are eligible for food assistance and how to apply, click on the link below: 
Food Program Eligibility

 Non-discrimination Policy
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.



DTE Energy has a Community Energy Solutions office in the Westside Food Center to help individuals who require assistance with their utility bill.
Forgotten Harvest regularly brings fresh food collected from grocery stores to Focus: HOPE for distribution.
Garden City Hospital’s Health Coach visits the Inkster Food Center on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am–11:30am. They provide wound evaluations, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and hearing screenings.
Accounting Aid Society volunteers provided tax preparation services to thousands of low income families and individuals each year.