Congregate Dining

Come enjoy a healthy, nutritionally balanced lunch at one of Community Action Alger-Marquette’s thirteen congregate dining sites across Alger and Marquette counties. Just call 228-6522 ext 302 to reserve your meal one day in advance. Suggested donation – $3.50.


Do you qualify?
If you are age 60 years or older, or if you are the spouse of a person age 60 years or older, you qualify to attend any of our sites located throughout Alger and Marquette counties.

Congregate Dining Sites:

5282 N. Gladstone St.
Chatham, MI 49816
906-228-6522 or 906-439-5101
Serving Monday, Wednesday, Friday

201 Cherry Creek Village
Marquette, MI 49855
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Wednesday

165 Maple
Gwinn, MI 49841
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

320 S. Pine Street
Ishpeming, MI 49849
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

200 Lost Creek
Marquette, MI 49855
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Monday – Friday

301 Spring Street
Marquette, MI 49855
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Monday – Friday

200 City Park Drive
Munising, MI 49862
Serving Monday - Thursday at 11:30 am

98 Croix
Negaunee, MI 49866
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Tuesday – Friday

410 Jackson Street
Negaunee, MI 49866
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Monday

26 Riverview Heights
Republic, MI 49879
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month

224 Kreiger Drive
Skandia, MI 49885
906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762
Serving Monday

27 Colwell St.
Grand Marias, MI 49839
906-228-6522, 906-494-2521
Serving Tuesday & Thursday, 11:15

Home Delivered Meals or “Meals on Wheels”

A hot meal is delivered to seniors who are homebound and are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Suggested donation: $3.50 per meal.

In addition to providing healthy and well-balanced meals, the meal deliverers also provide an important service by checking on the homebound seniors when they deliver the meals.

Do you qualify for Home Delivered Meals?

Eligibility requirements for Home Delivered Meals include:

  • You or your spouse must be 60 years of age of older.
  • You must be homebound and cannot leave your home without assistance.
  • You are unable to prepare meals and you have no one nearby to prepare your meals.

Call 228-6522 ext 302 for more information or to see if you or someone you care about qualifies.

What do these programs cost?

The suggested per meal donation is $3.50 for each Congregate or Home Delivered meal, but no one is ever denied service due to their inability to donate. Family members are also encouraged to donate on behalf of their loved ones. Since Federal and State funding does not cover the full cost to operate the Senior Meal Programs, the generosity of program participants and their families is crucial. Without these donations CAAM will not be able to serve every senior in need of Congregate or Home Delivered Meals.

Community Action Alger-Marquette Senior Meals Programs serve close to 100,000 meals a year to seniors in Alger and Marquette Counties, helping those seniors live longer, healthier, more enjoyable lives. Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways to continue providing these important meals. If you wish to learn more call our office for more information.

Commodity Foods

Commodity Foods or CSFP Supplemental Food Program
(Commodity Supplemental Food Program of Michigan)
Our Purpose

CSFP helps improve the health of the low-income elderly. Commodity boxes are distributed once a month to allow seniors to stretch their food dollars further by supplementing their diets with a variety of foods, such as; nonfat dry and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, juice, cereals, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, meat/poultry/fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.


60 years or older and reside in Alger or Marquette County.
Income at or below 130% of the poverty level.
Documentation required for all residing in the home: Identification, Proof of Address (if different than identification), and Proof of Income.

How to Apply

Call (906) 228-6522 or 1- 800-562-9762 to see if you qualify.

Distribution Sites

Autrain – Autrain Township Hall
Chatham – Chatham Manor
Gwinn – St. Anthony’s Church
Gwinn – St. Francis Connection Center
Harvey – Cherry Creek Apartments
Humboldt – Humboldt Township Hall
Ishpeming – Pioneer Bluff Apartments
Ishpeming – St. Joseph’s Church
Marquette – Lost Creek Apartments
Marquette – Oakwood Apartments
Marquette – Snowberry Heights Apartments
Marquette – Pine Ridge Apartments
Marquette – St. Vincent De Paul
Munising – Munising Lakeshore Manor
Negaunee – Lakeview Apartments
Negaunee – Senior Center
Republic – St. Vincent De Paul
Skandia – Skandia Township Hall

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

Food Pantries

Name of Site/Pantry Street Address City State Zip Code Days of Operation Hours of Operation

St Vincent de Paul - Gwinn

111 North Pine Gwinn MI 49841 M,Th,F

Mon & Fri 1-3pm

Thurs 2:30-4:30pm

St Vincent de Paul - Ishpeming
322 Cleveland Ave Ishpeming MI 49849 Mon. & Wed

Mon. 1pm-3pm

Wed. 10am-Noon

St Vincent de Paul - Marquette
2119 Presque Isle Marquette MI 49855 M,W,F M,W,F 1pm-3pm 1st Thurs of month 6-7:30pm
St Vincent de Paul - Munising
107 Elm St Munising MI 49862 M,W,F Noon-3pm
Salvation Army - Ishpeming
222 East Division St Ishpeming MI 49849 M,T,W,Th,F,S 10am-3pm
Salvation Army - Marquette
1009 West Baraga Ave Marquette MI 49855 M,T,W,Th,F 10am-3pm
Alger Community Pantry
414 East Munising Ave Munising MI 49862 T,Th Noon-4:30pm
Grand Marais First Lutheran Church Food Pantry

E21681 Braziel
Grand Marais
MI 49839 T,Th 3-5pm

The CAAM Emergency Food Program (TEFAP) partners with the following food pantries to provide emergency food for families, including those of moderate income.
To qualify you need to have income under 200% of the poverty level. No verification is needed – just your signature stating that you qualify.