This is a collection of community resources. Each agency is independently operated. The City of Flint cannot guarantee the availability of these resources and is not responsible for the operations at these locations.

The information is being shared to help City of Flint residents find resources they need. To add additional resources or update this listing, email us. Updated 4-27-2020 at 1:23 p.m.

Call 2-1-1 to get connected to help
from nonprofits and government agencies statewide.


Genesee County Emergency Operations can be reached
at (810) 257-3422


What to do if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19

Testing sites

Find the closest testing site through the Michigan Test Finder.

City Hall restrictions

City Hall closed due to pandemic beginning Monday, November 16, 2020

Customer Service/Water Department Payment Window – now open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All other offices are available by phone for services and appointments only.

Water distribution

United Way of Genesee County

All help centers are operated through the United Way of Genesee County and remain open. Hours may vary on or around holidays.

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. (Additional information on flushing your house plumbing system when water service is restored.) Call 810-410-2020 for details.

Food giveaways

Berston Field House – Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Meal sites for children

Flint Community Schools

Effective April 13, 2020, food will be distributed two days out of the week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. On Tuesday the meals supplied will be for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday the meals supplied will be for Friday and Monday of the following week. Families unable to make it to the Food Distribution Sites can contact the Flint Community Schools at [email protected]

Northwestern – G2138 W. Carpenter, Flint 48505
Brownell/Holmes – 6602 Oxley Dr., Flint 48504
Berston Field House – 3300 Saginaw St. Flint, 48505
Carpenter Road – River Park Apartments 7002 Pemberton Dr, Flint, MI 48505

Potter – 2500 N. Averill, Flint 48506
DTM – 1518 W. Third Ave, Flint 48504
Stonegate – 3103 Stonegate Dr, Flint, MI 48507
Summerfield – 1360 Melbourne, Flint 48504

Freeman – 4001 Ogema, Flint 48507
Howard Estates – 1928 Howard Ave, Flint, MI 48503
Evergreen Regency – 3102 Fox Circle, Flint 48507
Southwestern – 1420 W. Twelfth St., Flint 48507

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

YMCA of Greater Flint

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 or call 810.618.5896. 

Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry

Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry continues to provide free emergency food (groceries), clothing, personal hygiene items and household items to those in need in Flint and Genesee County.  Located at 414 W. Court Street, services are available Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 2pm with a referral preferred.  Referrals are available through over 100 area agencies including MDHHS, Wellness, Love Inc. and more. Call 810-234-2479 with any questions.

Small business help

Small Business Administration

Small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofits can apply for low-interest if they have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of COVID-19. The loans are being made available through the U.S. Small Business Administration in recognition of the declaration of a state of emergency.  

Quick facts about the SBA disaster loans:

— Available for any amount up to $2,000,000
— Loans less than $25,000 do not require collateral
— Rates will not exceed 3.75%
— The terms and length of the loan are flexible
— The loan comes directly from the SBA and not a third party like other programs
— For more information, check out this online Fact Sheet.

Apply at

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 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.

Child Care for first responders

Genesee Intermediate School District

GISD is coordinating child care services for first responders. Contact them at 810.591.5437 or by fax at 810.591.6150.

Child Care 

Child Care Network

Child Care Network is available to help families find child care. It can be reached at, call 810.407.7285 or fax 734.975.1868.

Filing for unemployment

Contact the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is adding staff and hours to better serve an unprecedented increase in customers filing unemployment claims as a result of COVID-19. The UIA has extended call center hours by an hour every day 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and it remains open from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday. Customers in the call center and online chat queues before closing time will have their calls or chats resolved that day.

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.

Factsheet available

Public Transportation 


MTA is offering to the end of the year (2020) discounts on monthly bus passes.
Regular passes are $75 instead of $95
Special passes are $20 instead of $40

MTA is offering FREE rides every Sunday to everyone through YOUR RIDE and the Fixed routes all summer!
MTA offers FREE rides for Vets and their spouses, (even widows) with Vets to Wellness!
MTA continues YOUR RIDE services, Meals on Wheels, water distribution, lunch deliveries and more throughout the pandemic.
MTA is currently offering reduced rates for everyone.
MTA accommodates seniors and the disabled.
MTA has taken extra precaution to ensure the safety of each passenger.  
MTA has over 600 employees and adding new services, creating more jobs, hiring now!

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

Family resources

CDC – Talking to Children about COVID-19

NPR – A Comic Exploring the  New Coronavirus