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If your family is facing food insecurity during these tough times, many organizations have stepped up to help.

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Access of West Michigan Updated Pantry Network List
This list details the modified food services at the Pantry Resource Centers throughout Kent County as response to COVID-19. This is information is evolving and they will update it regularly.

​Other Food Pantry/Grab & Go Services

  • Pantry Location Finder
  • Buist Community Assistance Center (870 74th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315)
    Hours will be: Monday 2:00–5:30 PM, Wednesday 12:00-4:00 PM, 2nd Saturday of the Month 9:00–11:30 AM.
    Phone: (616) 583-4080

  • Catholic Charities West Michigan’s God’s Kitchen (303 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
    Grab and Go Only
    12:30 pm to 2 pm Monday through Saturday, and 2:30 pm to 4 pm on Sundays
    Phone: (616) 454-4110

  • Fred Meijer Deliveries (sign up for delivery)

  • Kent ISD District Food Plans (Multiple Locations and Times)

  • Meals on Wheels Food Pantries (Multiple Locations and Times)

  • YMCA & Kids Food Basket (Multiple Locations and Times)
    A parent or guardian may pick up sack meals for all children in the household. The meals will be served “grab-and-go style” in parking lots or open spaces outside on the property. The Y may open additional sites if needed, or alter locations based on demand. Offered at the following locations from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm: 

    Crossroads Alternative HS Kentwood: 28 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

    Miss. Tracey’s Market: 1043 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Madison Square Church: 1441 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    La Casa de La Cobija: 2355 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    New City Kids: 960 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    David D. Hunting YMCA: 475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW Grand Rapids MI 49504

    Hispanic Center of West MI: 1204 Grandville Ave SW, GR 49503

    Oriole Park Elementary: 1420 40th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

    Railtown Brewing (Dutton Ele):  3595 68th St Caledonia MI 49316
     


Also, many grocery stores have updated hours and special hours specifically for seniors and those with health concerns.

MEIJER 
Store Hours 
Meijer Stores: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
Meijer Gas Stations (Pay at Pump): 24 Hours 
Special Shopping Hours 
Senior Citizens and Customers with Chronic Health Conditions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8 a.m.
Essential Service Workers & Meijer Team Members: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m.

WALMART 
Store Hours 
7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  
Special Shopping Hours 
Senior Citizens (60 and Over): Tuesdays, 6-7 a.m. 

SPARTAN NASH (FAMILY FARE, D&W, FOREST HILLS FOODS, ETC.) 
Store Hours 
6 a.m. - Midnight 
The Metro Family Fare in Wyoming will remain open for 24 hours 
Special Shopping Hours 
Older adults, pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 a.m. 

ALDI 
Store Hours 
9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Special Shopping Hours 
Vulnerable Shoppers - 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

WALGREENS 
Store Hours 
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
24 Hour Locations are drive-thru only overnight 
Special Shopping Hours 
Seniors - Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. 

COSTCO 
Store Hours 
Stores will close at 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gas Stations will close at 7 p.m. 
Weekend hours will not change (except the gas station will close at 6:30 p.m.)
Special Shopping Hours 
Seniors (60 & Older) and those with physical impairments - Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8-9 a.m.  

SAM'S CLUB 
Store Hours 
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 
Prescheduled Club Pickup orders will still be available for pickup starting at 7 a.m. 
Special Shopping Hours 
Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems.  
During special shopping hours, these members can shop Sam’s Club without ever leaving their car. From a designated parking location, members in need can place their order from their car. Then, a Sam’s Club associate will grab the items on the list, and the member will use Scan & Go to check out.