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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Scouting for Food: Feb. 16, 2019

February 4, 2019

Please help support Faith in Action and those in need in the Chelsea area community by making a donation during the upcoming Scouting for Food drive from 10 a.m. […]

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Benefit Banquet to be held April 27

January 22, 2019

Faith In Action is pleased to announce that our Annual Benefit Banquet will be held on April 27, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Save […]

FIA Board accepting applications for Executive Director; Nancy Paul planning retirement

January 18, 2019

The FIA board is accepting applications to fill the Executive Director role, as Nancy Paul plans her retirement after 15 years of leadership. For a […]


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.