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Ottawa County food pantries.

Families in an emergency situation may get free food in Holland, Grand Haven, and Ottawa County Michigan. There are dozens of local food banks and pantries. A number of distribution center offer meals, clothing, and general assistance to the low income and needy families in the region. Find information below on who to call, and where to go, for groceries, hygiene supplies and food.

The leading food banks are noted here. Many will help people by providing clothing, meals, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance. This holiday support can come in the form of meals, gifts and of course free food. While the demand for their services is very high in Ottawa County, a number of people do receive help or assistance from these food banks as well as pantries on a weekly basis. Do not hesitate to call or stop by a center for more information and support.

Love Inc - Allendale
Address: 11620 60th Ave.
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Phone number - (616) 895-5683
Some of the assistance programs administered include free groceries, meals, clothing, and even possibly financial assistance as well as vouchers.




Coopersville Cares
Food pantry address - 180 North 68th Avenue
Coopersville, MI 49404
Phone number - (616) 997-8602

Love Inc - Tri-Cities -- Grand Haven Office
1106 Fulton St.
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Main phone number (616) 846-2701
Administers food assistance programs, holiday meals, and support for all Ottawa County Michigan families. There are also other supplies, such as diapers, baby formula, and even clothing.





Salvation Army - Grand Haven
310 North Despelder
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Phone (616) 842-3380
Runs a number of assistance programs as well as social services. Vouchers for medications, a food pantry and clothing closet, and assistance for holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. There will be both free hot meals and gifts. Also get referrals to government programs and help in applying for things like food stamps too. Find additional Salvation Army programs in Ottawa County.

Telamon Corporation Grand Haven Office
1830 172nd St., Suite G, D&W Plaza
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Phone number - (616) 396-5160
Non-profit community action agencies, including Telamon, cover Ottawa County. Most of the assistance is in the form of case management or referrals.

Beacon Of Hope
166 South River Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Telephone number - (616) 396-4956
Learn about public assistance too, such as WIC and SNAP food stamps.

Community Action House
North Holland Office/MRC, 665 136th Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49424
Primary phone number - (616) 738-1170
Runs low income assistance programs and other support for the working poor. Provides food like fruits, vegetables, breads, and other meals and food boxes.

Community Action House South Holland Office
14th Street 345 West 14th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
(616) 392-2368
Government grants, USDA food programs, job placement, and much more is arranged.




Heights Of Hope
Location - 995 East Eighth Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
Dial (616) 392-7601. The homeless, working poor, and unemployed can get help.

Grand Haven Church of God
14908 Mercury Drive
Grand Haven MI, 49417
Phone: (616)414-2371

St. Patrick's - St. Anthony 's Catholic Community
920 Fulton Street
Grand Haven MI, 49417
Main phone: (616)842-0001
In a crisis, the free food pantry may help. Groceries, home delivery for the elderly or seniors, and immigration services.

Spring Lake Presbyterian Church
Main address is 760 E. Savidge
Spring Lake MI, 49456

Eastside Food Pantry, Telamon Corporation, Holland Office
Food distribution center address - 121 Clover St.
Holland, MI 49424
Call (616) 396-5160

Jehovah Jireh Ministries Of West Michigan
3494 1/2 Perry St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Main number - (616) 896-1570

Love Inc - Hudsonville
3300 Van Buren
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
Call (616) 662-3300
Offers free food, groceries, and counseling and advice. They also operate a Meals on Wheels service for senior citizens.





Water Of Life Community Church
Church address - 1294 Chicago Drive
Jenison, MI 49428
Dial (616) 667-9348

Love Inc - Tri-Cities Love Inc -- Crockery Office
13151 M-104
Nunica, Michigan 49448
(616) 566-1633

People Center (The)
307 E. Exchange
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Call for hours of food distribution - (616) 844-6710
A regional charity that provides social services. The free food bank can have perishable groceries, fruits, breads, milk, dairy, etc. Clients are generally working poor and/or in poverty.

His Harvest Stand
Location is 100 S. Pine Suite 100
Zeeland, Michigan 49464
Call (616) 772-3772
Offers food and other services to the working poor and low income in the community.

For information, call 616.784.3250. Programs include USDA commodity applications, free school lunches for kids, and others. They offer referrals to other Ottawa County food banks too.


By Jon McNamara

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