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Need Help with Food in Grand Rapids?

Need Help with Food in Grand Rapids?

Need food in Grand Rapids, MI? I was recently contacted by a family going through a hard time in Grand Rapids… and this is what I found for them.


Acts Gospel Ministry provides a food pantry for NW Grand Rapids residents.

Baxter Community Center provides food to those who reside in the Baxter area. This is defined as residing in the area between Union and Patterson Avenues and Fulton and Hall streets.

Cascade Christian’s Access 6 program can provide food up to three times per year. Sometimes, diapers, baby food and formula may be available. They can also assist with clothing and medical equipment.

Central Reformed Church provides food, including meat and milk, to qualifying clients. You will need to provide ID, proof of income, proof of address, social security numbers and the number of people in your household to be served.


Crossroads Compassion Center provides food to those who need it. Those who qualify can receive food twice per month!

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church sells bags of groceries for $3-$5 each. The selection usually includes produce and baked goods.

Greater Deliverance Temple also provides those in need with food. You’ll need to be referred by United Way 211 in order to use this service.

Guiding Light Mission can provide you with 3-5 days worth of food every month. However, you need to receive a referral from the United Way’s 211 service. Just call 211 to apply!

Lean on Me Outreach Center provides food and clothing to all West Michigan residents that need it. They offer meat, eggs, produce, bread and other necessities. You may need to provide proof of address and tell them how many people are in your household. Call (616) 866-3999 to inquire about their application process!

Mel Trotter Ministries provides food, including formula and baby food when donations allow, to anyone in the community who needs it. You may be asked for ID, proof of residence and other documentation.

North End Community Ministry provides food assistance to those who need it. You may need to provide photo I, proof of address in NE Grand Rapids, birth certificats and other documentation.


Other Way Ministries provides a three-day emergency supply of food for those who need it. You may be able to receive food every month from this food bank.

Salvation Army provides food, clothing and utility payment assistance to those in need in the Grand Rapids area.

Secom Resource Center provides food, diapers and personal items to those who qualify. You can receive help monthly from this resource center.

Streams of Hope Food Center provides emergency food to those who need it. If you have no ability to transport the food yourself AND you have a 211 referral, they’ll even deliver! If you have a specific medical condition and a prescription from a doctor, they’ll even provide special diet options for you.

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