How do I know if I qualify?
To qualify for SASS’s services beyond food assistance, your household income must not exceed 185% 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 Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $25,142 $2,096 $484
2 $33,874 $2,823 $652
3 $42,606 $3,551 $820
4 $51,338 $4,279 $988
5 $60,070 $5,006 $1,156
6 $68,802 $5,734 $1,324
7 $77,534 $6,462 $1,492
8 $86,266 $7,189 $1,659
Add for each
additional person
$8,732 $728 $168
Note: Saline Area Social Service, Inc. utilizes the Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines to determine financial eligibility for services. The Agency utilizes 185% of the poverty guidelines, which is the amount used by the Saline Area Schools to determine a family’s eligibility for free or reduced price on meals.

Can I still receive aid if I do not meet SASS’s qualifications and my income exceeds 185% 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 2022 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 2023?
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 185% of the federal poverty level?
In addition to weekly food assistance, your household will also 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 20, 2023?
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 2022 – do I need to submit all my paperwork again?
Yes. SASS is requiring every household to re-register with SASS in 2023, meaning that all paperwork, including your 2022 income tax form 1040, must be submitted again to qualify for all the 2023 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 Mike or 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 with Mike or 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