Local Information 

Many businesses are still open during the COVID-19 pandemic but are operating with reduced staff, reduced hours, hours by appointment, or telephone availability only. 

We suggest that you call first before venturing out. 

If you need food assistance or wish to donate food:

Faith in Action

  603 S. Main St., Chelsea


Call for services and food pickup (curbside delivery or drop off)


Food pantry hours:

     M/W: 11 am - 7 pm
     Tu/Th: 9 am - 4 pm
     Friday: closed

No clothing services or clothing donations at this time.





Manchester Community Resource Center

  710 E. Main St., Manchester


Call, text or email for services (by appointment)

  Text to 734-433-6707

  Email to info@manchestercrc.org


And don’t forget your pets!

Humane Society of Huron Valley

  Bountiful Bowls pet food pantry: 734-661-3552


Local shopping information:


  1255 S. Main St., Chelsea

Store hours: 8 am - 10 pm daily

Senior shopping hours (age 60+): 6-7:30 am daily


  5645 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor

Store hours: 8 am - 10 pm daily

Senior shopping hours: 7-8 am, Tuesday and Thursday

Pharmacy hours:

  M-F: 8 am - 9 pm

  Sat: 8 am - 6 pm

  Sun: 10 am - 6 pm

Gas pumps (pay at the pump) open 24 hrs.

Other things to know at this time:

  You cannot use your own reusable bags

  They are not accepting returnable cans/bottles

  The self-fill water machine has been disconnected 


   2000 W. Waters Rd., Ann Arbor (Oak Valley Center)

Store hours: 8 am - 9 pm daily

Senior shopping hours (age 65+): 8-9 am, Wednesdays 


  7000 E. Michigan Ave., Saline (State Street Crossing)

Store hours: 7 am - 8:30 pm daily

Senior shopping hours (age 60+): 6-7 am, Tuesdays 


Making a No-Sew Mask for Yourself:


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that everyone wear masks when outside their homes at this point. For those who do not sew, you can find a YouTube video of the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams showing how to fold a no-sew mask.  

Making Masks for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital:


St. Joe's is still in desperate need of masks. If you know how to sew, you too can help! Ann Arbor Sewing Center is coordinating a drive to provide face masks for our medical professionals and other first responders and front-line folks.


Use only the pattern below. This pattern, created by Deaconess Health System in Indiana, is the only pattern being accepted by the hospital. The pattern was adapted by Mary Hogan to use ties instead of elastic.

  1. Use 100% quilting cotton to make the masks; no loosely woven cottons, flannels or knits.
  2. NOTE: If you have already made face masks with elastic, they are still being used. They are just not holding up as well in the sterilization machine.
  3. The masks do not need to be washed after making them; they will be sterilized at the hospital.
  4. Put the masks in a clean plastic Ziploc or similar type bag and drop them off in the blue drop box at the back of Ann Arbor Sewing Center, 5235 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. The donations are being sorted for appropriate masks to take to the hospital. (Masks made with wire, coffee filters, etc., are not being accepted at St. Joe’s; they are being sent to other facilities that will take them.)
  5. Ann Arbor Sewing has a list of other facilities that need masks. Once the needs of St. Joe’s are fulfilled, they will collect for other hospitals.

Deaconess Health System also created a YouTube video showing how the mask is made (this original version is made with elastic). The link shown will take you to the newspaper article and from there you can access the YouTube video if you would like: Deaconess Mask


Thanks you so much for helping with this project and making a huge local contribution to fighting COVID-19. 


A NOTE TO OUR MEMBERS: If you participate in this drive but are someone who should not be out and about, you can call the church office for other options to get your donations delivered.

pdfFabric Facemask Directions







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