Healthy Food

Healthy eating protects against heart disease, cancer, and obesity. But many Washtenaw County residents struggle to eat nutritious foods. Our programs and partnerships focus on connecting people to community food resources, promoting the benefits of healthy eating, and helping people build the skills and motivation to eat healthier.


Healthy Food Distribution

The Washtenaw County Health Department and Food Gatherers are pleased to offer a free monthly food distribution to individuals and families with lower incomes.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

  • 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. - or while supplies last
  • Location: Washtenaw County Human Services Building atrium
    555 Towner Street Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • No proof of income required. You will be asked to sign in.
  • Due to COVID-19, our food distributions are CANCELLED until further notice. Dozens of other distribution sites are available in the Ypsilanti area - see Food Gatherer’s website to find food.

Foods include fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and bread. Choices may be different each month. For other food distribution locations and food pantries see Food Gatherers’ web page.

Programs and Partnerships for Healthy Eating

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets are a great source for fresh, local food. Visit the Washtenaw County Farmers Markets website to find out which farmers markets accept SNAP, Bridge cards (food stamps), Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Project FRESH, and Prescription for Health. Check out the 2019 printable farmers market brochure (PDF)

Washtenaw County Farmers Market

Additional Resources