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As a community resource, we understand the difficulties we are all facing at this time. In addition to electronic resources from YDL, we wanted to make sure you know what other community resources were available to you and your family during this period of extended closures of schools and other facilities. We will plan to update this as we find more information, and welcome comments from you if you know of anything we didn’t include. Please reach out on Facebook or our Contact Us page via the Community Relations category with anything you think we should add.

Health Resources and general assistance

Lunch/meal resources

YCS is offering breakfasts and lunches for students during the closure at no charge. Click here for more information. They’re also looking for volunteers to help with the program. Click here to find out more about volunteering. Details about the food pickups are:

  • Distribution days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 7 breakfast and lunch meals will be provided each distribution day.
  • Food will be distributed while supplies last.
  • Drive-Up or walk-up only.
  • Prepare for long lines and be kind to the volunteers.
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please arrive at the sites at least 30 minutes prior to the distribution start time of 11:00 am or 4:00 pm.
  • All volunteers must be 18 years or older. Please no minors at the distribution sites for safety reasons.
  • Dress warmly as the distribution setup is out side!
  • Please visit www.ycschools.us for updates on the emergency closure.

The sites for meal distribution have been identified and are listed below:

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

** 4-6 p.m. pick-up option too.

Additional options

  • Palm Palace is offering free kids meals to anyone who needs it, and parents don’t need to purchase anything separately. Click here for more information.
  • TeaHaus is offering free lunches to any school-aged child between 11-1 pm starting Monday. Here’s their Facebook post announcing the initiative: “I know Ann Arbor Public Schools are working hard on a plan to make sure kids can still get school provided lunches while they are closed. I know this is a challenge. Therefore, starting next Monday, TeaHaus-along with many generous neighbors and friends- will be handing out free boxed lunches to any school aged child from 11am-1pm at our sister location EatMoreTea, just around the corner, at 211 E. Ann St. I am so inspired by all the help people have offered us with our free boxed lunches. Thank You! Now, more importantly, we need to get the message to the families who may need lunch the most. Please let families in the Ann Arbor area know we will be there. Thank you.”
  • Food Gatherers has a of food pantries and meal distribution locations on their website.
  • Hope Clinic has groceries available every day as well as meals 4 days a week, pantry & produce appointments, baby items and free laundry services. They also offer free mental health, medical care and dental care to uninsured. For more information visit https://thehopeclinic.org/.

Internet/Computers

  • Washtenaw Community College’s Learning Commons has a computer lab and other available materials open to the public. You can find more information and their operating hours on their website.***Update***WCC has closed the lab as of 3/18.

Many internet providers are offering low-cost options, free wifi access, and not disconnecting for non-payment. See below for various provider information:

 

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