Loaves and Fishes Southwest Detroit Grant for Food Pantries

What we Fund

We will fund only 501(c) (3) not for profit food programs that operate in Detroit Metropolitan area. 

  • Funding to obtain food related items
  • Frozen food items (primarily meat related and vegetables) from the LFSD Food Inventory
  • Funding to provide paper products, soap, and household cleaning supplies
  • Funding to acquire refrigerators/freezers that support the food program

How Much and How Long

Grant Applications will be accepted throughout the year. In some instances, grant renewals are considered but are never automatic. The applicant for a renewal grant must submit a new proposal each year by May 1st of the following year of approval of the original grant, along with a report of the activities of the preceding year.

Please make your application realistic.  Do not inflate your request anticipating that you will get less than you requested. While we sometimes offer a smaller grant, it is also possible that we would not fund a request if we were unable to meet your stated needs.

How to Apply

Complete the LSFD Grant Request Application if requesting funds to purchase food or refrigerators/freezers or other items necessary to support the pantry operation.

Please forward your completed application to:

Loaves and Fishes SW Detroit

PO Box 10552

Detroit, Mi 48210

Applicant’s Responsibilities

It must be understood at the time of the application that if you are awarded a grant, we will request a short report on how the grant money was used quarterly after the grant is awarded.  This quarterly report should state:

  • How many households are you serving per month?
  • How many individuals?
  • Age population served  0-18, 18-64, 64+
  • Gender served: Male/Female
  • Cost of  food and food related items purchased by providing copies of receipts   

Loaves and Fishes Southwest Detroit Grant for Food Pantries Applicant’s Responsibilities (continued)

  • Quantity of frozen items delivered from the LFSD Food Inventory

Additionally, twice annually, the organization will allow LFSD Board Members to observe the operation of the pantry operations on a day that distribution of food occurs.

Distribution of Funds

Funds for the purchase of food, paper products, soap, and household cleaning supplies will be distributed on a quarterly basis:  July, October, January and April.

Funds to acquire refrigerators/freezers and other items that support the food program will be distributed upon approval by the LFSD Board.

When to Apply

The LFSD Board meets monthly. To insure a timely consideration of your proposal, the sooner the request is received; the better your chances are for meeting the next Board review.

Please forward your completed application to:

Loaves and Fishes SW Detroit
PO Box 10552
Detroit, Mi 48210