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.
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.
Albion Healthcare Alliance works with the following organizations and others, to address hunger and other health needs in the Greater Albion community:
- Albion-Homer United Way
- Albion Community Foundation
- Albion First United Methodist Church
- Oaklawn Hospital, Albion College
- South Michigan Food Bank
- Family Fare Albion
- 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.
Amanda Cheladyn has been hired to oversee the day-to-day operations of the volunteer-based program. She is now managing the food distribution under the Albion Health Care Alliance umbrella, which receives funding from a United Way grant and other donations. Amanda is also training to be a Health Navigator. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Lake Superior State University
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.