Community Table of Albion

Who We Are

The Community Table of Albion works collaboratively with many community organizations to offer Albion, fresh food items, where they live, that are easily accessible. Our mission is to have a healthy and hunger-free community. We strive to treat everyone with respect and together we can do more than just provide fresh food, we can provide hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Our History

The need for food support in Albion has greatly increased through the pandemic.  The Community Table of Albion works with volunteers to distribute food three times a month from a packing dock on the west side of Albion College’s Wesley Hall.

A special entryway was added in 2021 so that recipients can line up in a beautiful space behind Wesley Hall to wait for their box of food. The food is distributed based on the number of people in a household. For this program, drivers can also pick up a box of food for another household, or recipients can carpool.

Food Distribution Program

The address of Wesley Hall is 705 E. Michigan Ave., Albion, and the driveway to enter is located on Bidwell Street. The time for distribution is usually the second, third, and fourth Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Click here to see the map. 

To see a calendar and links to many community events including food distribution and the food pantry dates, click this link: https://albionmich.net/calendar/

We are thankful for the assistance of all those who make the Community Table of Albion possible.  These include the Albion-Homer United Way, Albion Community Foundation, Albion First United Methodist Church, Oaklawn Hospital, Albion College, South Michigan Food Bank, Family Fare Albion, and Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Albion Food Pantry

Food Pantry Details

The Albion Food Pantry is for short-term emergency help. Recipients can come to the back of Wesley Hall on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. and come in to get a box of food, free of charge, or call for help at other hours: (517) 629-0842

The best way to contact the Community Table of Albion is to send a message from their Facebook page. Click the icon below.

have made donations to provide food security to the community of Albion.

If you make a donation of dollars, we are able to buy food for 15 cents a pound from the Food Bank and other sources.

Virginia Garrison

Virginia Garrison has been hired to oversee the day-to-day operations of the volunteer-based program. The retired nurse and long-time community member has been managing the food distribution under the umbrella of the Albion Health Care Alliance which receives funding from a United Way grant and other donations.

Tami Oliver

Tami Oliver, a long-time volunteer who came to Albion to be near her family, was recruited to run the Food Pantry, since the program has been expanding.

Community Table of Albion Facebook Posts

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You made a difference this year! People in Albion were hungry, and you helped us to feed them. They were sick, and you helped us to point the way for health care. Some people in Albion were facing other challenges, and you helped us to find support for them. Thank you. Learn more at www.albionhealthcare.org ... See MoreSee Less

You made a difference this year!  People in Albion were hungry, and you helped us to feed them. They were sick, and you helped us to point the way for health care.  Some people in Albion were facing other challenges, and you helped us to find support for them.  Thank you.  Learn more at www.albionhealthcare.org

The Community Table of Albion Christmas basket distribution will be Tuesday, December 20th, beginning at 3:30 pm and going until 5:00 pm or until the food runs out. The distribution is located at the loading dock of Wesley Hall, as usual. We are preparing 300 baskets. You may pick up for two families per car but must provide a first and last name, address, and the number and ages of all people in the household. ... See MoreSee Less

The Community Table of Albion Christmas basket distribution will be Tuesday, December 20th, beginning at 3:30 pm and going until 5:00 pm or until the food runs out.  The distribution is located at the loading dock of Wesley Hall, as usual. We are preparing 300 baskets.  You may pick up for two families per car but must provide a first and last name, address, and the number and ages of all people in the household.

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Can any come to it ? I live in springport.

Can you get this if you live alone?

Thank you for all you do!

Does Jackson qualify

Lori Willard

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The Community Table of Albion Pantry will be closed Friday, December 23rd, 2022. The last fresh food distribution of the year will be December 20th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can you do a list of dates and times for 2023?

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