Fighting Hunger Where We Live


If you need food and we are not open for business, please call Food Gatherers at 734-761-2796 and they will assist you in locating a food pantry.

Food assistance is available once a week. 

To receive food on a weekly basis please see our links below. We do give emergency food package to anyone in need, regardless of where they live. The online order form pops up when you go to the link below. Please call us with any questions. 248-437-9790 Our address is 401 Washington Street, South Lyon.

Please read and follow the instructions to receive groceries.

Use the following links to place your order.  There are two options to receive food. You may choose either curbside pick up or shop inside.


Please call us with any questions. 248-437-9790



We hope you enjoy your experience shopping with us. We look forward to meeting you.

The Birthday Bundle

 (Only for South Lyon School District Food Pantry Clients)

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Could you pitch in? We're in need of donations for gifts tailored for boys, as well as themed plate and napkin sets—especially for older boys. Here are some ideas: Pokémon cards, LEGO sets, and gift cards for pizza, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, or McDonald's. Your contributions would make a huge difference!

We are happy to introduce our newest program for our food pantry children, called Birthday Bundle.


. The package of birthday goodies may include an age appropriate toy, party plates, napkins, candles, decorations, cake mix and frosting.

Here's how to sign up for the Birthday Bundle.

If your child is turning age 0-16 on their birthday this year, give us a week notice to gather up the items for their special day. Please use the link below to request "The Birthday Bundle" 

Donate to the Birthday Bundle  because birthday's matter too!

We accept only new and unopened toys and supplies. Please no bulk packages, as we want to custom select quantity for each child's family size.

  • Donate  a new toy
  • Donate a gift card for a teen to a  fast food restaurant, clothing store, local gift shop, nail salon, Best Buy etc. We do NOT accept gift cards that can be used at stores that sell alcohol.
  • Please do not exceed $25
  • Donate a bakery gift card
  • Donate birthday wrapping paper, ribbons and bows
  • Donate a package of birthday plates, napkins, candles, forks or cups
  • Donate a monetary gift that Active Faith staff can use to purchase gifts

We are very excited to bring birthday smiles to our sweet food pantry children. Thank you for your generosity and support.

"Because a birthday in need deserves a birthday blessing indeed"

Grow 2 Fight Hunger
Capital Campaign

Matching Campaign Announcement!

A generous donor will match your donation up to $10,000 now through August! Every dollar helps as we remodel our new food pantry. Your support, big or small, brings us closer to our goal. Join us in helping our neighbors. Thank you for your generosity!



Help Us Grow To Fight Hunger




We are moving!

The new location will offer double the space to house our food pantry plus all our support programs. With a modest budget our goal is to design an attractive building.

In-Kind donations for product and licensed labor is welcomed. Relationships with multiple local businesses, local government, civic groups, and churches are well established and will raise to a higher level of partnership.

The excitement is building and we plan on a grand celebration at our open house in Fall 2024.

Let's rally together and make the most of this opportunity to ensure no one in our community goes hungry. Thirty-six years dedicated to helping the less fortunate in our neighborhoods. We are a 501(c)3 Charity with a 4 Star Rating on Charity Navigator.

  • Mail check donations to:

Active Faith

P.O. Box 188

South Lyon, MI 48178





Learn More About Our Capital Campaign

Clothing Assistance

Please note our clothing closet is only for current food pantry clients who live within the South Lyon School District. If you reside outside the district, we can help us locate clothing assistance near you.  Call us at 437-9790 for resource help for clothing assistance. We can direct you to appropriate agencies or we can help in an emergency. 248-437-9790. If you would like to donate clothing please refer to the Donation Tab to see our current information.



Give Funds

Even a small gift can make a BIG difference. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."




Give Time

Your gift of time helps hungry families eat. "Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have."

Jim Rohn



Our Events

Learn about our currently planned events!  It's a great way to have fun and help others.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide long term and temporary assistance to those who have fallen on difficult times in hopes of returning them to the independent pursuit of their life’s goals.

We proudly embrace diversity and inclusivity, welcoming individuals of all gender identities, religions, races, ethnicities, and cultures with open arms. Our non-profit is committed to creating a space where everyone is respected and valued, free from discrimination or bias.

Serving Your Community

Active Faith Community Services helps people in need who reside primarily in the South Lyon Community School District. This 83 square mile area covers six different municipalities including parts of Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties.

We had over 5,778 food pantry visits in 2023! Our numbers are growing due to the rising cost of living bringing additional hardship to families. On average we assist nearly 700 individuals per month. Currently, we provide food to 220 children each month. Over 100 children received backpacks and school supplies. Warm winter coats were provided to over 100 families.  We also provide toilet paper, cleaning products and hygiene products. We provide holiday gift giving to our food pantry children, case management, and connection to many other resources to address the consequences of poverty.

Active Faith Map

Active Faith is continually changing to meet the needs of the community. We are an information and referral center for food, clothing, and utility assistance from other agencies. Contact us and we can direct you to the right agencies even though you may not fit into our financial guidelines.

Did You Know?

  • FOUNDED - In 1987 ten local pastors started Active Faith as a non-denominational, non-discriminating, licensed, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the IRS. All donations are tax-deductible.
  • AREAS WE SERVE - The 83 square mile area comes under six different municipalities and covers parts of Oakland, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties.
  • THOSE IN NEED - Active Faith Community Services has worked with low-income households residing within our 83 square mile rural school district. Established as a food pantry and clothing closet, we have not veered from our original mission.
  • FOOD DISTRIBUTION - We distribute 4 times a month to an average of 230 households and provide emergency food assistance when needed. Our volunteers make 18 home deliveries per month.  On average we distributed approximately 200,000 pounds of food to families in the South Lyon School District.
  • VOLUNTEERS - Our volunteers logged in over 5,000 community hours on behalf of our organization.
  • DONATION OPPORTUNITIES -  Please see our donation opportunities under the Donation Tab.


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401 South Washington Street, P.O. Box 188
South Lyon, Michigan  48178

Office Hours
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Food Distribution
11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Every Monday