Providing essential supports to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty for those in the Dexter and Chelsea communities.

Faith In Action, with the help of many businesses, community groups, and congregational supporters, has become the largest emergency service provider in western Washtenaw County. We are the grateful beneficiary of significant help from Chelsea United Way, Coordinated Funding of Washtenaw County, Food Gatherers and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.


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Holiday Hours

November 28, 2018

Please note that Faith In Action will be closed between Christmas and New Years Day, except for emergencies. Call (734) 475-3305 and leave a message. […]

Meijer Simply Give campaign to support FIA runs through Dec. 29

November 20, 2018

Meijer Simply Give Holiday campaign runs from November 19-December 29. Donate in $10 increments at the store and Meijer will match your donation and give […]

Current Pantry Needs

November 16, 2018

Thank you for your interest in making a food donation to Faith In Action! Our current high need foods are: Refried beans Diced tomatoes Jelly […]


img004Faith in Action was founded in 1980 by Rev. Jerry Beaumont as an outreach program of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea, Michigan. Housed in our building on the grounds of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (formerly Chelsea Community Hospital) since 1989, our central services remain our emergency food pantry, free clothing room, financial help with utilities and lodging, counseling, a free health clinic, and holiday and back to school support.

Faith in Action receives funding from Chelsea United Way, Washtenaw United Way, many individuals, and 17 church congregations in Chelsea and Dexter. Food Gatherers is a primary source of our food. Scouting groups of Chelsea have always been actively engaged in supporting our food and other programs. We are proud that nearly 70 volunteers and dozens of community groups provide the core of our service to help neighbors here in Chelsea and Dexter.