How do I know if I qualify?  
To qualify for SASS’s services beyond food assistance, your household income must not exceed 200% of the national poverty level (see table) and you must either live within the boundaries of the Saline Area School District or have a child that attends Saline Area Schools. 

Household Size
Twice Per Month
Every Two Weeks
Every Week
For Each Additional


Note: Saline Area Social Service, Inc. utilizes 200% of the United States Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines to determine financial eligibility for services.

Can I still receive aid if I do not meet the SASS qualifications and my income exceeds 200% of the national poverty level?
Yes, SASS provides a limited supply of food to anyone in need of help; however, you will not be eligible for the rest of our programs or our full pantry privileges.  

I do not have all the required paperwork. Can I still qualify?
SASS will not accept incomplete paperwork. If you have questions, please call the SASS office at 734-429-4570.  

My 2023 income tax form 1040 does not reflect my current financial situation. Do I still need to include this in my paperwork submission?
Yes. SASS still requires this documentation as part of our registration process.  

What if my household income changes after registering for 2024?
Please report any significant changes in your household income so we may reevaluate your file to determine program eligibility. 

What if I have court-ordered deductions from my income, such as garnishments, child support, alimony, etc.?
Please report and provide documentation of any court-ordered deductions from your income, if applicable. SASS takes special circumstances into consideration when accessing program eligibility.  

What are the SASS programs that my household would be eligible for once I have submitted all the required paperwork and my income falls below 200% of the federal poverty level?
In addition to weekly food assistance, your household will qualify for emergency rent assistance, utility assistance, car repair and transportation costs, prescription co-pays, December adopt-a-family program, holiday meal programs, youth backpacks, shoes, school supplies, financial aid towards summer camps and after school sports, music and enrichment programs, youth winter gear including boots, snow pants, birthday gifts and more.  

Can I receive aid from SASS if I do not submit my paperwork by April 18, 2024?
Yes, SASS provides food to anyone in need of help, however, your household will only be eligible for a limited supply of groceries and will not be eligible for full pantry privileges or income-based programs until all your paperwork is submitted.  

I just turned in my paperwork in 2023 – do I need to submit all my paperwork again?
Yes. SASS requires every household to re-register with SASS each year, meaning that all paperwork, including your 2023 income tax form 1040, must be submitted again to qualify for all of the 2024 SASS programs.  

If I have an emergency need, such as rent, utility assistance or car repair, is additional paperwork needed?
Yes. Please contact SASS at 734-429-4570 and ask to talk with Glenna to discuss the additional requirements needed to help us provide further aid.  

I have additional questions. What do I do?
Call 734-429-4570 during SASS business hours and ask to speak to Glenna:   

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Closed 


Assistance & Donations

Mon: 10 am – 6 pm
Tue: 10 am – 2:30 pm
Wed: 10 am – 2:30 pm
Thu: 10 am – 2:30 pm

Non-Food Emergency Aid by Appointment Only – Contact 734-429-4570