If you or someone you know is at risk of seriously harming themselves or someone else, Call 911. For Other After Hours Emergencies, Call 1-800-442-7315

Local food banks provide food and personal items to help families and/or individuals in the community who may need some assistance. If you feel you have a need in this area or know someone who might, come and see them. They’d be glad to help.

Community Food Pantry (West Branch) 989-345-0493

Hours: Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12 noon or as needed by phone. 


  • Hale — 989-728-3474 or 728-6991
  • Oscoda – 989-739-9400

Good News Ministries Lutheran Church (Whittemore) 989-756-2159

  • Hours:  Monday – Wednesday – Friday – 9:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Holy Family Church (East Tawas) 989-362-3162

  • Hours: Tuesdays from  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm       

Oscoda Assembly of God (Oscoda)  989-739-5406 or 989-739-5441 

Salvation Army

  • West Branch — 989-345-4690

o   (Ogemaw County residents only, must provide identification)

o   Hours: Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or by phone.

  • Rose City — 989-390-6539 

SIDE DOOR FOOD PANTRY (West Branch) 989-345-2260

  • Hours: By appointment or at the church every Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

St Francis Center Pantry (Prescott) — 989-873-4462

  • Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays 10:00 am to 12 noon, except on days where school is closed due to bad weather.

St. Pius Church (Hale) – 989-728-2278