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  • Drive thru/walk up hot lunches to go are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No Saturday service. There will be no parking available during this time.
  • Clothes Closet shopping appointments will be available beginning June 17th.

Updated 5/31/24


Family Soup Kitchen

Takeout Service

212 Baldwin Ave., Pontiac

  • Hot lunch service walk-up or drive thru on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No charge, no questions, no parking during this time.


Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet is temporarily closed. It will reopen for shopping appointments on Monday, June 17th; call (248) 332-6101.

Clothes Closet 1

Other services


Afterschool program for the 2023-24 school year has ended. Register for K-8 Summer Daycamp in person June 18-20 from 3-6 p.m.


In-person registration June 18-20, 3-6 p.m.

Updated June 11, 2024

For low-income Oakland County  families with children ages 18 and under in the home. Registration is by appointment in October.

Bring proof of children under 18 in the home, as well as photo ID.

December holiday food baskets include a turkey or ham and other food to prepare a complete holiday meal.

Updated 1/3/22


Baby food, infant formula, and diapers are available on a monthly basis when supplies permit.

Ask for the Kitchen Manager Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call us at (248) 332-6101 weekdays before 1:00 p.m. to see if you are eligible. Ask for the Focus: HOPE coordinator. (Non-perishable foods only.)

Check the Harvest Table outside the family soup kitchen entrance for donations from grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, and local gardens. Available on a first-come basis.

Ask the Kitchen Manager in the family soup kitchen, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Winter only.)

Call us at (248) 332-6101 to make a monthly appointment. Detergent is provided.

To make a shower appointment or check availability of hygiene products, ask the Baldwin Center staff during lunch hours. Shower kits are provided, including soap, shampoo, washcloth, towel, toothpaste, and a toothbrush.

Discontinuation of GED Prep Program: 

We no longer offer GED Prep.

Please contact Pontiac Schools Student Services:  248-451-7527

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the AA room (through the soup kitchen entrance). No fees, dues, or sign-in required, just the desire to achieve sobriety.

Small gifts for adults and children on their birthday. Bring an ID with birth date to the soup kitchen during lunch hours.

Community resources

CCRT website

Call CCRT at (248) 499-9621.

CCRT provides direct referral and support services to those with crisis needs.

HOPE Adult Shelter Address:  249 Baldwin, Pontiac, MI  48342 (Across the street from the Baldwin Center)

Call HOPE at (248) 499-7345

HOPE Website

Intake at HOPE begins nightly at 7 pm.  New guests may be accepted if there are open beds available after the previous night’s guests are checked in.

Lighthouse Oakland website

Call Lighthouse at (248) 920-6100 ext. 2200.

Lighthouse of Oakland County provides emergency services for families and seniors, and transitional housing and supportive services for women and children.

OLHSA website

Call OLHSA at (248) 209-2600 or (248) 542-5860.

OLHSA helps with eligibility, availability, and detailed information about Oakland County services. OLHSA Welcome Centers are also a resource for learning about programs, services, and referral options.

Call the Salvation Army Pontiac Corps at (248) 334-2407.

The Pontiac Corps offers a variety of services including programs for recreation, education, food & nutrition, emergency financial assistance, day camp, latchkey care, and worship services and ministries.

Click here for more information.

Call St. Vincent de Paul Church at (248) 332-0283 for information on their food pantry and services.

Click here for Matchan Nutrition Center, SVDP, 46352 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48342, (248) 334-7750