There are many programs available to help individuals with limited funds get food:
- Ottawa County Community Action Agency http://www.co.ottawa.mi.us/HealthComm/CAA/commodity_food.htm
This program was designed to help seniors aged 60 and over, and those who are ineligible for the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC), who are pregnant, breast-feeding or one-year post-partum mothers - and children under age six. They have a monthly food distribution at a number of different locations. Visit the site above to see when and where they will be distributing food. This is a first come, first serve basis. For more information you can call 616-393-4433 or 800-764-4111 ext. 4433.
- Women's Center Food Pantry
Located at 1201 Kirkhof this food pantry was made for GVSU student's struggling with their food needs. You will need to fill out an intake form, be sure to bring your GVSU ID. You will be able to fill one grocery bag with non-perishable foods. For more information contact the Women's Center at 616-331-2748.
- Michigan Food Assistance Program
Click here for additional information specific to students receiving the BRIDGE card.
Finally, ESP wants you to know that we are here to help you navigate these processes if you need help.
Don't hesitate to call our office at 616-331-3401 if you need help.