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My Town: Food distribution March 28 for families in need
My Town: Food distribution March 28 for families in need

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Low income families in Ottawa County will get some help filling their shelves this Friday, March 28, as four churches and organizations host food distribution events.

The distribution event is being coordinated by the Ottawa County Community Action Agency.  Apricot halves, beef stew, frozen blueberries, corn, rice cereal, shelf-stable milk, rolled oats, potato flakes, rice crisp cereal, whole grain rotini and tomato juice will be available to families in need.  Distribution times and locations are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: V.F.W. Post 5598, 511 North 68th Ave., Coopersville
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 920 Fulton, Grand Haven
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Community Action House, 345 West 14th Street, Holland
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Love, INC of SE Ottawa County, 3300 VanBuren, Hudsonville

In order to receive food, families must prove Ottawa County residency.  Individuals who receive FIP or SNAP are automatically eligible. Families’ household income must not exceed 200% of the poverty level.  Maximum annual household income is as follows:

  • $22,980 for a household of one
  • $31,020 for a household of two
  • $39,060 for a household of three
  • $47,100 for a household of four
  • $55,140 for a household of five
  • $63,180 for a household of six
  • $70,220 for a household of seven
  • $79,260 for a household of eight

(Add $8,040 for each additional household member.)

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