Resources for Families

2023 Goodfellow Holiday Gift Packages - Applications:

We encourage ALL families to fill out the online application to ensure that their children, ages 4 to 13, receive a Detroit Goodfellows holiday gift package. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2023.  Goodfellow Flyer and Application

Also, to our families at Beech Elementary, Hilbert Elementary, and RU Junior High School, applications are available at your student's school. 

Gleaners Community Food Bank:

Gleaners is hosting free food distributions in your area. Anyone in need of food can attend–no appointment necessary. Sites will operate Monday, September 18th, through Thursday, September 21st this week.

Before heading out to a distribution, please check their social media channels and Pantrynet website for distribution information at

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of their guests, volunteers and their Community Mobiles are drive-thru only. 

  1. Each household will receive 30 pounds of groceries - Items like milk, produce, lean protein and other shelf-stable foods are typically provided.
  2. Drive-up or walk-up - Stay in your vehicle, and groceries will be placed into your trunk. Walk-up guests or those without a trunk will be provided food from a self-service table.
  3. No appointment needed - You do not need to bring proof of eligibility to receive food.

If you are in urgent need of food, please call 2-1-1, and an operator will connect you to emergency food assistance in your area. If you are unable to reach Michigan 2-1-1 by dialing directly, call the statewide toll-free number: 1-844-875-9211




District Contact

Jessica Miller
Coordinator of Social-Emotional Learning & Student Wellness
Phone: (313) 242-6004

Kellie Rakowski
Beech & Hilbert Attendance Liaison, McKinney-Vento & Foster Care
Phone: (313) 242-3821



Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network
(800) 241-4949

Forgotten Harvest
(248) 967-1500

Gleaners Community Food Bank
866-GLEANER (453-2637)

Redford Charter Township
(313) 387-2700

Redford Interfaith Relief
(313) 387-98802

Redford Township District Library
(313) 531-5960

United Way for Southeastern Michigan
(313) 226-9200

  • United Way 2-1-1 / Toll-Free (outside Detroit) - (800) 552-1183: 2-1-1
    (United Way supports 211, the 24/7 go-to resource that helps people across the U.S. and Canada find the local resources they need.)