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Come hungry, leave full: Free food distribution August 23
Come hungry, leave full: Free food distribution August 23

Hundreds of struggling families will fill their cupboards with free food Friday, August 23.

The Ottawa County Community Action Agency will visit four communities to distribute food to low-income residents, including:

  • Community Action House, 345 West 14th Street, Holland (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Love, Inc., of Southeast Ottawa County, 3300 Van Buren, Hudsonville (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 920 Fulton, Grand Haven (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • V.F.W. Post 5598, 511 North 68th Avenue, Coopersville, (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

 The food distribution is made possible through the Emergency Food Assistance Program.  Each family can take home one box containing applesauce, beef stew, carrots, canned chicken, corn, cranberry sauce, dry mixed fruit and nuts, cranberry-apple juice, mixed fruit, orange juice, pears, canned pork, potato flakes, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. 

Families must prove the live in Ottawa County, but no paperwork is necessary. Families who are recipients of the Family Independence Program (FIP) or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) are automatically eligible.  The guidelines for everyone else are as follows:

  • The income for a household of one must be $22,980 or below.
  •  The income for a household of two must be $31,020 or below.
  • The income for a household of three must be $39,060 or below.
  • The income for a household of four must be $47,100 or below.
  • The income for a household of five must be $55,140 or below.
  • The income for a household of six must be $63,180 or below.
  •  The income for a household of seven must be $71,220 or below.
  • The income for a household of eight must be $79,260 or below.
  • For each additional member of a household add $8,040.

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