Resources For Flint Residents


COVID-19 Resources

  • MI COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-535-6136
  • Michigan.gov/coronavirus
  • Genesee County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline (810) 424-4443
  • Sheriff’s Office - Community Care Task Force (810)-257-3422
  • (810) 591-KIDS - Childcare Ages 0-12 for essential workers

Water distribution

  • Bethel United Methodist Church: 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays.
  • Asbury United Methodist Church: 1653 Davison Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 
  • Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ: 6702 N. Dort Hwy. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays. 

City of Flint Office of Public Health

Water filters, replacement cartridges and water tests remain available through the City of Flint’s Office of Public Health. They also are available to assist any residents whose home need water service reconnected. Call 810-410-2020 for details. 

Meal sites for children

Flint Community Schools

Meals will be distributed from a First Student (transportation) bus that will be parked on the premises with a distribution table and tent. Those up to the age of 19 may receive a breakfast or lunch meal, regardless of whether you attend Flint Schools. Families who are unable to make it to the Food Distribution Sites can contact their school or the office of Student Services at (810) 767-6111 to see if alternative arrangements can be made.

Breakfast and lunch will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following sites:


  • Northwestern: G-2138 W. Carpenter, Flint 48505
  • Brownell/Holmes: 6602 Oxley Dr., Flint 48504
  • Berston Field House: 3300 Saginaw St. Flint, 48505


  • Potter: 2500 N. Averill, Flint 48506
  • DTM: 1518 W. Third Ave, Flint 48504


  • Freeman: 4001 Ogema, Flint 48507
  • Southwestern: 1420 W. Twelfth St., Flint 48507

Flint Cultural Center Academy

“Grab and go” meal services are available for FCCA students. Students can pick up both breakfast and lunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

GISD (Genesee Intermediate School District)

GISD will be distributing meals Monday through Friday beginning Monday, March 16 at the times and locations shown below. Meals are available for all children free of charge.

  • Cathedral of Faith: 6031 Dupont St. Noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Transition Center: 3136 Linden Road. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Elmer Knopf Learning Center: 1493 W. Maple Ave. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Head Start at MCC (near Court street entrance): 1401 E. Court St. Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Stalker School: 3329 Burnell Ave. 1-1:45 p.m.
  • Educare Flint: 1000 Gladwyn. Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Cummings Great Expectations: G-2200 Walton St. Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Manley Early Childhood Center: 3022 Farley St. Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Summerfield Early Childhood: 1360 Milbourne Ave. 1-1:45 p.m.
  • Early Learning Center: 5575 Van Campen. 1-1:45 p.m.
  • The Learning Center: 1181 W. Scottwood Ave. 1-1:45 p.m.
  • Beecher Daily Elementary: 6236 Neff Road. 2-3 p.m.


Meal sites for seniors

GCCARD Senior Nutrition Services

Mobile Senior Nutritional Services are still available and accepting new clients.  MTA has added an additional 20 drivers to assist with meal deliveries. Call (810) 235-3567.

GCARD’s Commodities Supplemental Food Program also offers supplemental food for low-income individuals age 60 and over. Call (810) 789-3746.


Meal sites for all residents


The YMCA of Greater Flint will be providing dinner for anyone in need. Anyone can pick up dinner and a snack for a child and there is no need for the child to be present. Feeding sites are operating 7 days a week.

River Park Apartments: 4-4:45 p.m.
Pierson Road Family YMCA: 6-6:45 p.m.
Suffolk Court Apartment: 6-6:45 p.m.
Flint Development Center: 5-5:45 p.m.
Downtown YMCA: 6-6:45 p.m.
Calvary Methodist Church: 6-6:45 p.m.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church: 5-5:45 p.m.
Kings Lane Apartments: 4-4:45 p.m.

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan continues to offer mass food distributions and mobile food pantries in Flint and the entire region. Find a food pantry near you: Search by ZIP code (scroll to the bottom of the page) or see the mobile food pantry schedule. The Food Bank also has a calendar of upcoming mass food distributions. The Food Bank recommends calling pantry locations ahead of time to ensure they are open.

Catholic Charities

  • North End Soup Kitchen is located at 735 E. Stewart Ave. (Exit 9 off I-475, one block east of Saginaw Street.) It offers hot food 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It serves hot and cold boxed meals food 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Center for Hope Soup Kitchen is located at 812 Root Street next to the Catholic Charities Main Office at the corner of Root and 5th Avenue. The kitchen is NOT at the Church. It offers hot and cold boxed meals 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon-3 p.m. on Sundays.
  • South Flint Soup Kitchen is located at 3410 Fenton Road at Lincoln Park United Methodist Church. It serves sack lunches from 11 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday
  • Bread of Life Sandwich Program is located at 2608 Maplewood on Flint’s eastside. It serves sack lunches noon-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Flint Fresh Food Hub

Flint Fresh Food Hub offers produce delivery to City of Flint residents. Boxes can be purchased using standard payment methods, Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks, or Prescriptions for Health. Visit www.flintfresh.com or call 810.618.5896. 

Food Support

Mobile Food Pantry Schedule
Meal Distribution Map for GIS

Emergency housing assistance

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department

The Neighborhood Services Center provides emergency assistance with utilities and other homeless prevention services. Call (810) 768-4675.

Internet access

Comcast is offering an Internet Essentials for free to new customers. To sign up, go to www.internetessentials.com. This includes a video chat option for customers using American Sign Language. Customers can also call for service at 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Free Wifi Connections

Xfinity WIFI Spot- Click to Download
Beecher's Schools WIFI spots- Click to Download

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint- Virtual Online Interactive Club Experience
V.O.I.C.E- Join us for our virtual Club experience on zoom. - Click Here to view flyer
To enroll your child please visit our website bgclubflint.org

Child Care for first responders
Genesee Intermediate School District

GISD is coordinating childcare services for first responders. Contact them at (810) 591-5437 or by fax at (810) 591-6150.


Child Care Network is available to help families find childcare. It can be reached at www.childcarenetwork.org, call 810.407.7285 or fax 734.975.1868.

The Disability Network  (810) 742-1800

Filing for unemployment

Contact the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency 1-866-500-0017.

New Online Filing Schedule
Last names beginning with letters A-L are asked to file claims on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays.  Last names beginning with letters M-Z are asked to file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.  Saturdays will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.

New Call Center Filing Schedule – 866-500-0017:
Last names beginning with letters A-L are asked to call on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Last names beginning with letters M-Z are asked to call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Those who could not file during their allotted window are asked to call Fridays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The day or time of day in which a claim is filed will not impact whether a worker receives benefits or their benefit amount.  Additionally, claims will be back-dated to reflect the date in which a claimant was laid-off or let go from their job due to COVID-19.

Effective immediately, and until Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59 pm, unemployment benefits are being extended to include the following Michigan residents:

  • Workers who have unanticipated family care responsibility, including those who have childcare responsibilities due to school closures, or those who are forced to care for loved ones who become ill.
  • Workers who are sick, quarantined, or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid off
  • First responders in the public health community who become ill or are quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19.

Access to benefits for unemployed workers will also be extended:

  • Benefits will be increased from 20 to 26 weeks
  • The application eligibility period will be increased from 14 to 28 days
  • The normal in-person registration and work search requirements will be suspended.
  • If you become displaced due to employer closures, you can apply for unemployment assistance online.  Social Security number, driver’s license or state ID number, names and addresses of recent employers, quarterly earnings, employer’s federal ID number and last day of employment are required.

Public Transportation 


Questions? Please contact MTA Customer Service at (810) 767-0100.