The Bridge Food Center

the-bridge

Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday:  Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
1539 Washington Street,  Midland, MI 48640
(989) 444-8000

Serving those that need a little help putting food on the table and make less than $56,000 per year.

Now featuring frozen chicken!

One in three families in Midland County are deemed food insecure. The United States Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” 

The Bridge is a response to food insecurity. As a new ministry, this food center focuses on providing the opportunity for people to purchase healthy foods at wholesale prices. This food center is open to the public. 

Located at 1539 Washington Street in Midland, The Bridge is not a food giveaway, nor is it a retail grocery store. It sits between the two as a way for those who are food insecure to purchase healthy groceries at affordable prices. 

Check out The Bridge featured in the Midland Daily News in November 2016 by clicking here: New Midland food center targets food insecure

F.A.Q.

What is The Bridge Food Center?  The Bridge Food Center is a new Midland food center focused on bridging the gap between opportunity and accessibility to healthy food staples such as fruits, vegetables, meats, etc.

What is the purpose of The Bridge? To provide opportunities for people to purchase healthy food staples at low costs

Where is The Bridge located? When will it be open?  Located at 1539 Washington in Midland.  The Bridge is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Who works at The Bridge?  There are no paid positions at The Bridge; staff members are volunteers who will serve our customers.

Will the food center accept bridge cards or debit/credit cards as methods of payment?  The Bridge will not accept bridge cards as payment, but we accept debit cards, credit cards, and cash.

Where are you getting the food to sell at The Bridge? Local stores are supplying the dry goods.

Is The Bridge competing or taking away business from food retailers?  No. We are purchasing food from the grocers at wholesale or retail prices.  The grocers supplying the food to The Bridge fully understand this ministry and have agreed to support it.

Do you have to provide proof of income to shop at the Bridge?  No. When you arrive at The Bridge to shop, we sign you up as a member of The Bridge. There are no referral requirements or necessary forms you have to provide.

Who is The Bridge intended to serve?  The Bridge is open to the public. Our goal is to help any families who may be having some trouble putting food on the table. We all struggle with bills, payments, and daily life costs….The Bridge is intended to help when you’re in a pinch. Generally, if you make a household income of $56,000 or less, The Bridge is a great place to shop and get groceries for your family at wholesale costs.

Come for an hour; come for a day.

As this is a volunteer-run ministry, we are looking for volunteers to serve at The Bridge. Any time you can donate is valuable–it does not have to be on a regular schedule or weekly.  If interested, please send an email to thebridgemidland@gmail.com.