Food

Access of West Michigan

1700 28th Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

 

Phone (616) 774-2175 

 

accessofwestmichigan.org

 

Access oversees the Food Pantry Network of Kent County, a food referral system of 75 pantries designed to respond to those in need of food assistance.

 

Baxter Community Center

935 Baxter Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

(616) 456-8593

 

wearebaxter.org

 

Baxter responds to immediate needs like food, clothing, medical care and shelter through a variety of programs and services.

Central Reformed Church

10 College Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

(616) 456-1773

 

centralreformedchurch.org

 

On-site food pantry that serves our neighbors once a week on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 pm, as well as the first and third Tuesdays each month from 5:30-7:00 pm.

City View Church

960 Alpine Ave. NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 

Phone: 616-419-8181

 

cityviewchurchgr.com

 

Emergency food assistance is available on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and Thursdays from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm. Call (616) 419-8181 for more information and an appointment. 

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City View Church Food Pantry

960 Alpine NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 

(616) 419-8181

 

cityviewchurchgr.com

 

Emergency food assistance is available on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and Thursdays from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm. Call (616) 419-8181 for more information and an appointment.

Community Food Club

1100 South Division Ave.

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

 

(616) 288-5550

 

communityfoodclubgr.org

 

The Community Food Club is open by referral only. Any Kent County household at or below 200% federal poverty is eligible for membership.  

 

Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Department of Human Services

Food Stamp Inquiries

 

121 Franklin St SE #200

Grand Rapids, MI 45907

 

(616) 248-1000

 

michigan.gov

 

Apply for benefits through MI Bridges. Includes healthcare, Food Assistance Program, Child Development Care, Cash Assistance, Emergency relief

Downtown Food Pantry

Westminster Food Pantry

 

47 Jefferson Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

(616) 456-6115

 

westminster.org/food-pantry

 

Open to all residents that live in the downtown Heartside area. The Pantry provides a 3–5 day supply of emergency food and personal care products to visitors, up to once every 30 days.

East Leonard Food Pantry

1027 Leonard St NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

(616) 454-4444

 

elcrc.org

 

Food pantry hours:

 

Thursday 1-3 pm. Contact church office for more details

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church

514 Eastern Avenue SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

(616) 454-4888

 

eacrc.org

 

Eastern Avenue operates a food pantry, providing several days of groceries for families referred by the Baxter Community Center’s marketplace. To obtain a referral from Baxter, call 616-456-8593 to set up an appointment.

God’s Kitchen

303 Division Ave S

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

(616) 454-4110

 

ccwestmi.org

 

A noontime hot meal is served daily at God’s Kitchen in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Guests are welcomed on a walk-in basis with no questions and no qualifiers.

Grace Christian Reformed Church

100 Buckley St SE 

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

(616) 452-8920

 

gracegr.org

 

Every Tuesday morning Grace Church volunteers distribute food to neighbors in the community that need emergency assistance or would like to supplement their food budgets. 

Meals on Wheels Western Michigan

2900 Wilson Ave SW Suite 500

Grandville, MI 49418

 

(616) 589-1625

 

mealsonwheelswesternmichigan.org

 

Eligible clients can receive up to two meals per day.

 

Most meals are delivered 3 days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. The meal can then be heated if needed, and enjoyed by the client at their convenience. Meals come with heating instructions for both microwaves and ovens.

Mel Trotter Ministries

225 Commerce Ave SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

(616) 356-1746

 

meltrotter.org

 

Breakfast: 6:40 am – 7:00 am

South Dining Room (entrance on Williams St)

 

Lunch: 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm

Cook Cafeteria (main entrance on Commerce Ave)

 

Dinner: 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

South Dining Room (entrance on Williams St)

 

There is a minimal cost to staff and non-MTM guests for a meal. Various meal plan options are available.

Noors Heaven of West Michigan

2723 Sarnia Ave SW

Wyoming, MI

 

(616) 589-1625

 

noorheaven.org

 

Non-profit charity agency that helps Arab and Muslim individuals and families with comprehensive humanitarian, social, and educational services that help women, children, men, and families who are impacted by poverty, violence, and language barriers.

North End Community Ministry

214 Spencer St NE

Grand Rapids, MI

 

(616) 454-1097

 

necmgr.org

 

The pantry provides our clients with a 3-4 day supply of  food and personal care products once a month.  First time pantry visitors see website for details.

Other Way Ministries

710 West Fulton St NW

Grand Rapids, MI

 

(616) 454-4011 ext. 5330

 

theotherway.org

 

Emergency food pantry and community outreach center

 

Food Pantry Hours:

 

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 am, 12:30 – 6 pm

Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 am

Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 am, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

St. Mary’s Food Pantry

423 First St NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 

(616) 550-6714

 

stmarygr.org

 

All are welcome at the food pantry at St. Mary Church, which is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Name, address, and phone number are asked of everyone who comes for help.

Streams of Hope Food Centers

280 60th St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49548

 

(616) 272-3634 Main

 

streamsofhope.org

 

Provides programs supporting under-resourced adults who have one of three chronic diseases: Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, or Chronic Renal disease.

The Pantry

4307 Kalamazoo Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

 

(616) 455-9411

 

thepantry.gr

 

The Pantry provides the neighbors of South Kent County with essential ingredients to meet their basic needs and bring stability to their lives.

 

Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:00 am – 1:45 pm 

Thu: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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