COVID-19 – Helping hands from around the U.P.

Since Governor Whitmer’s executive order closing all K-12 public schools in Michigan beginning March 16th, some families are left wondering how they’re going to feed their children, as some rely on the school lunch programs to help feed them.  Local restaurants and other businesses in the U.P. have stepped up to offer those who need a meal just that, most of them free of charge.  Also recently Governor Whitmer banned dine-in restaurants temporarily.  Below you’ll find a list of businesses offering assistance to families affected by the school closures, restaurants offering take-out and curbside service, and adjusted hours of operation of our local grocery stores (including senior only shopping hours).  If your business is offering help, whether it be free meals/services or specific shopping hours for our at risk population, please email us at coronahelp@abc10up.com and we’ll add you to the list!

Charter Communications 

  • Offering free broadband access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who do not already have an active subscription
  • Waived installation fees
  •  Call 1.844.488.8395

Grocery (special hours for at risk customers)

Aldi

  • Hours for senior citizens, expectant mothers, customers with health concerns are Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-9:30am

Dollar General

  • First hour of operation dedicated to senior customers, 7 days a week

Elmer’s County Market

  •  Wednesdays from 6am-8am reserved for senior citizens

Family Fare

  •  Reserved hours for older adults, pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals every Tuesday and Thursday from 7am-9am

Meijer

  • Stores and pharmacies provide dedicated shopping times for seniors and others with chronic health conditions Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7am-8am
  • Hours for essential service workers (medical workers, first responders and law enforcement) from 7am-8am Mondays and Wednesdays

Super One Foods

  • From 6am-7am is reserved for elderly, immunocompromised, healthcare staff and first responders

Target

  •  Wednesdays from 8am-9am is reserved for vulnerable guests (elderly, those with underlying health conditions)

Walgreens

  • Senior only shopping from 8am-9am every Tuesday

Walmart

  • One hour shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 plus from 6am-7am, from March 24th-April 28th

Free lunch for kids:

Baraga Public Schools

  • Free breakfast and lunch for children 18 years and younger (also included: special needs adults 26 and younger) for the duration of the school closure beginning 3/20
  • Fill out google form by noon Thursday at Baragaschools.org
  • Pick up food Friday between 10am-1pm at the central office doors or by making arrangements with Jeanne Artley at 906.353.6690. Pickup must be by parent or guardian.

CLK Schools 

  • Free student lunch
  • Meal delivery schedule can be found on CLK Elementary facebook page

Hancock Public Schools

  • Bag lunch for K-12 free of charge
  • Call your school by noon Tuesday to preorder for the following week. Pickup is the following Wednesday.

Houghton- Portage Schools

  •  Free breakfast and lunch for K-12 students beginning 3/18
  • Call 906.369.0449

Ishpeming Public Schools

  • Free Breakfast & Lunch for any child 18 years & younger
  • Parents may pick up lunches for their children – their children do not need to be with them. Parents may also pick up for multiple days.
  • Meals will be provided Monday – Friday beginning March 18th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
  • Meals may be picked up at the Pearl Street entrance of the Ishpeming Middle/High School Complex
    For more information please contact Calvin Attwell @ 475.7803 Ext. 110.

Marquette Area Public Schools

  • Will offer FREE breakfast and lunch to students
  • Meals will be offered as a grab and go option
  • JJ Packs will also be available for pick up
  • Meal times will be 8-9 for breakfast, 11:30 – 12:30 for lunch
  • Families can pick up both breakfast and lunch and JJ Packs, while supplies last, at the same time
  • Locations and times for meal pick ups:
    Marquette Senior High School: 8:00-9:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., inside the school under the canopy entrance
    Graveraet: 10:50-11:10 a.m., employee parking lot
    Superior Hills: 11:20-11:40 a.m, parking lot in front of school
    Cherry Creek: 12:00-12:20 p.m., parking lot in front of school
    Food will be handed out from the back of a red food truck with a white box, with the exception being MSHS
    Students do not need to be present while the families are picking up supplies

Negaunee Public Schools:

  • March 18-April 3, NPS will be offering a free sack breakfast and lunch for any child, 18 years and younger. Adult meals are available for purchase for $4.00.
  • Breakfast will include a breakfast item, fruit and drink.
    Lunch will include a sandwich, fruit, veggie, and a drink.
  • Breakfast and lunch bags can be picked up together between 11:00AM and 1:00 PM. Multiple days can be picked up at once.
  • The locations for pick up will be the gym entrance of Negaunee Middle School, located in the back of the school. Students can also pick up meals at the Richmond Township Library and
    If you have any questions, please contact Calvin Atwell, Food Service Director at (906) 475-7803 ext. 110 ,or calvin.attwell@negauneeschools.org

Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools

  • Free breakfast and lunch for children 18yrs and younger 3/16-4/5
  • Meals are for the week and must be preordered by completing a google form http://www.lakelinden.k12.mi.us/
  • You can contact the food service department via email at drheault@lakelinden.k12.mi.us . You may also call LLHS Food Service at 906.296.6211 (option 4, then 5)
  • Please bring a box to transport items
  • Pickup dates are: March 19, March 24 (order deadline March 18 at noon)  April 2 (order deadline March 25 at noon) 11am-1pm
  • Pickup at the back door of the school lunch kitchen at the north end of the elementary building

Drifter’s Restaurant- Escanaba

  • Kids meals will be free until school resumes
  •  Call 906.789.0508

Viau’s Market- Escanaba

  • Free children’s lunch: your choice of ham or turkey sandwiches and assortment of snacks and drinks
  • If you can’t pick up,  call Karen at 906.789.1950 to make arrangements for delivery

Highland Golf Club- Escanaba

  • Free student lunches from 11am-1pm. All districts welcome. Contact Gretchen at 906.280.5810 with any questions.
  • Offering take-out dinners Friday. Call 906.466.2791 to place your order

Candie’s Corner Cafe- Lake Linden-Hubbell

  • Free sack lunches to kids

Nite Owl Cafe- L’anse

  • Offering any child 18 and under a sack lunch free of charge. Pickup between 11am-4pm daily. Choice of peanut butter and jelly, ham or turkey. Comes with chips and a small drink. 3/16-4/5

Jacks Fresh Market- Manistique

  • Free bag lunch for all area students
  • Available in the deli Monday – Friday during the school’s closing
  • Child does not need to be present to obtain lunch
  • All you need to do is provide your child’s name
  • All children welcome!

Eh! Burger- Munising

  • Teamed up with Roam Community Foundation to cover half of the costs of the lunches
  • $1 lunch special for kids until school starts back up
  • Choice of a burger or chicken sandwich, fries, drink and a cookie

Jackson’s Pit- Negaunee

  • Offering bag lunch free of charge for children 18 and under no questions asked, 11a-4p for 2 weeks starting 3/16/20

Restaurants:

Baraga

Lakeside Inn

  • Open for take out orders between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm daily
  • Call 906.353.7123

Chicago Beefs

  • Open regular hours for carry out
  • Call 1 (833) YUM BEEF

Calumet

Burger King

  • Drive-thru open
  • Mobile ordering available at burgerking.com/storelocator/store/restaraunt_5472

Jim’s Pizza

  •  Until the end of March:  Order a large pizza and a large pizza will be donated to the Calumet Community in cooperation with CLK Counsel of Churches and Angel Mission
  • Open Tuesday through Saturday 11am-7pm  for pickup or delivery
  •  Call 906.337.4440

Michigan House Cafe

  • Open M,T,Th,F from 11:30am-9pm, Sunday Noon- 9pm  (Closed on Wednesday)
  • Call 906.337.1910

Miller’s Recreation

  • Open daily from 4p-8p for takeout or delivery
  •  Delivery to Calumet and Laurium $3, within 5mi radius $4
  • Call 906.337.4601 to place your order

Escanaba

Drifter’s Restaurant

  • Kids meals will be free until school resumes
  •  Call 906.789.0508

Viau’s Market

  • Free children’s lunch: your choice of ham or turkey sandwiches and assortment of snacks and drinks
  • If you can’t pick up,  call Karen at 906.789.1950 to make arrangements for delivery

Highland Golf Club

  • Free student lunches from 11am-1pm. All districts welcome. Contact Gretchen at 906.280.5810 with any questions.
  • Offering take-out dinners Friday. Call 906.466.2791 to place your order

Hancock

Gino’s

  • Will fill take-out orders Tuesdays through Sundays between noon and 7:00
  • Call 906.482.3020

Milly’s

  • Open 11am-9pm M,W,Th,Sat; 11am-10pm Friday, 11am-7pm Sunday
  • Call 906.523.7373 to place your order

Nutini’s

  • Takeout and delivery from 5p-10pm
  • Call  906.482.2711 to order

Houghton

Roy’s Pasties & Bakery

  • Open Monday through Saturday 7am-7pm for carry out
  • Call 906.487.6166

Bonfire Steakhouse

  • Open daily 5pm-9pm. Starting 3/25, open for lunch from 11:30pm-1:30pm
  •  Takeout or delivery (fees based on mileage, 15mi radius)
  • For every $25 gift certificate receive $5 bonus (for use on future purchases)
  • Call 906.523.7555

b.well café

  •  Open for curbside pickup only
  • Call ahead to order 906.523.5859

Ambassador

  • Full menu offered for takeout
  • Call 906.482.5054

Applebee’s

  •  Open Monday-Saturday 11am-Midnight, Sunday 11am-11pm
  • Call 906.482.2800

Biggby Coffee

  •  Open for carryout Monday-Saturday 6am-7pm, Sunday 7am-7pm

Culver’s

  • Open daily 10:30am-10pm daily, drive-thru  only

Café Rosetta

  • Open 9am-3pm Monday through Saturday
  • Offering touchless delivery, DIY breakfast bagel kits, virtual gift card purchase
  • Call 906.337.5500

Ishpeming/West Ishpeming

Jerzi’s 41

  • Take out still available
  • Call 486-4141 or order online at www.eatat41.com

Mama Mia’s

  • Curbside service only
  • Open 4:00p-8:00p daily
  • Pay by credit card over the phone when order is placed (NO CASH)
  • Special: $12.00 large any topping pizza

Jasper Ridge Brewery

  • Carry out only
  • Open Noon-7p
  • Daily specials

Congress Pizza

  • Carry out only
  • Open Noon-8p
  • Call in your order to 906.486.4233

Venice Pub and Pizzeria

  • Open for takeout 4p-8p
  • Check them out on Facebook for daily specials and updated hours

Buck’s Restaurant

  • Open Monday-Thursday 8a-3p, Friday-Sunday open at 8am
  • Call in your order 906.485.4534

Lawry’s Pasty Shop

  • Open 7 days a week, 7am-10pm
  • Call 906.485.5589

Subway

  • Open for order pickup from 10am-8pm daily
  • Call 906.486.4005 to order

Ralph’s Italian Deli

  • Open 10am to 8pm daily
  • Full menu and deli available
  • Call in your order to 906.485.4557

Lake Linden-Hubbell

Candie’s Corner Cafe

  • Free sack lunches to kids
  • Open 9am and 1pm Tuesdays through Saturdays
  • Open for call in orders for pickup or delivery ($3 delivery charge) Call 906.296.9007

The Copper Mine

  • Open Tuesday through Sunday 3pm-9pm for carryout
  • Call 906.296.0504

L’Anse

Nite Owl Cafe

  • Offering any child 18 and under a sack lunch free of charge. Pickup between 11am-4pm daily. Choice of peanut butter and jelly, ham or turkey. Comes with chips and a small drink. 3/16-4/5
  •  Open for takeout or delivery. Hours: 7am-7pm Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm Saturday, 7am-1pm Sunday
  • Call 906.524.5455

Hilltop Restaurant

  • Will remain open for take-out orders and bakery

The Pizza Shack

  • Will remain open for carry-out orders – Monday through Thursday from 11:00 to 7:00, Friday from 11:00 until 8:00, and Saturday from 4:00 until 8:00

Skipper’s

  • Will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays between 11:00am and 8:00pm for carry-out orders
  • Will also provide free hot meals of mac and cheese or spaghetti for school kids between 11:00am and 4:00pm 3/17-4/4
  • Call 906.524.5800 to place your order

Whirl-i-Gig

  • Will be open daily between 5:00 and 10:00 pm for take-out orders
  • Bowling leagues are canceled

Subway

  •  Open 9am-9pm Monday through Friday, Sat 10am-9pm and Sunday 11am-9pm
  •  Order at subway.com or call 906.524.6665

Laurium

Toni’s Country Kitchen

  • Will continue to be open normal hours (7:00 am to 5:30 pm) for carry-out orders

Marquette

Big Boy

  • Open for carryout from 9am – 7pm everyday
  • Call 906.226.1062 to order
  • Menu available at marquettebigboy.com
  • Delivery available when ordered on Doordash.com

906 Sports Bar & Grill

  •  Open Monday -Sunday 11am-7pm
  • Takeout and delivery available
  • Call 906.723.0706

Applebees MQT

  • Open 11am-9pm for Carside to go
  •  Call 906.226.2043

Border Grill

  • Drive thru open daily 11am-9pm at Washington St. location (Marquette locations consolidated)
  • Call 906.228.5228,  or order online at www.bordergrill.net
  • Orders can be faxed to 906.228.5336

Huron Mountain Bakery

  •  Open 6am-7pm
  •  Call ahead to order 906.225.1301

Lawry’s Pasty Shop

  • Open 7 days a week, 7am-9pm
  • Call 906.226.540 to place your order
  • Visit www.lawryspasties.com

New York Deli

  •  Open 11am-5pm Monday through Friday
  • Please call ahead 906.273.1130

Stucko’s

  •  open 11am-8pm  Monday-Saturday, Noon-8pm Sunday
  • Offering curbside carry out
  • Menu available at www.stuckospub.com
  • Call 906.226.1112 or 906.226.1932

Villa Capri

  •  Open Tuesday through Saturday at 11am, Sunday and Monday at 4pm
  • Full takeout menu available, call 906.225.1153

Negaunee

Jackson’s Pit

  • Offering bag lunch free of charge for children 18 and under no questions asked, 11a-4p for 2 weeks starting 3/16/20
  • Takeout/Curbside service Tuesday through Saturday 11a-8p, Sunday 12p-8p
  • Curbside: Credit/Debit only   Take out: Cash/Credit/Debit
  •  Visit their facebook page for current menu/specials

Teal Lake Pizzeria

  • Will remain open for pick-up at their drive-up window.
  • Open 11a-8p daily
  • Pick up at the drive up windows and receive 5% off your order. Delivery also available.
  • Delivery hours will be 12p-2p and 5p – 7p
  • Delivery orders must be paid over the phone, including tips. No cash will be exchanged.
  • Driver will call you when he/she arrives and will leave your order on your porch

Irontown Pasties

  • Open Monday-Friday 9a-8p, Saturday & Sunday 10a-8p
  • Call 906.475.6828 to place your order
  • irontownpasties.com

Border Grill

  • Drive thru open daily 11am-9pm
  • Order online www.bordergrill.net or call 906.475.4556

Beef-a-roo

  • Drive through, curbside if you call ahead 906.475.7479
  • Open 7:30am-8pm M-F, 8am-8pm Sat, 8:30am-8pm Sun

Pasquali’s

  • Take out hours 4pm-8pm daily
  • Call 906.475.4466

Tino’s

  •  Open for pickup from 4pm-8pm Sun-Thurs, 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat
  • Call 906.475.6832 to order

Subway

  • Open 10am-8pm daily
  • Call 906.475.4745 to order ahead

South Range

Tina’s Catalina

  • Will offer take-out orders daily between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm

Tapiola

The Feed Mill

  • Will be open for take-out orders between 8am and 7pm daily

Twin Lakes

Omer’s

  • Open from 4:00 until 8:00 seven days a week for carry out
  • Orders may be called in to (906) 288-3720, or texted to (906) 281-0350 if phone lines are unavailable