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Every day The Salvation Army helps cure hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.

Here in Michigan, one out of six children face food insecurity.

The Salvation Army works to ensure that every member of our community has the food they need to thrive. If you face hunger, we want you to know that you are not alone.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP will distribute USDA commodities to households in Ottawa County at The Salvation Army (104 S. Clover, Holland, MI). Distributions are drive-through style and will occur quarterly.

Eligibility: Participants must live in Ottawa County for at least 1 day. Households are eligible if they meet 200% FPL or participate in SNAP, WIC, FIP, CSFP, or have children who receive free/reduced meals at school. 

Distribution dates in 2021: 

September 23, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM           December 9, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Contact one of our Case Managers for more information: (616) 392-4461

Christmas Assistance

We know feeding your family can be especially difficult during Christmas break. We offer special Christmas Assistance of gifts (ages 17 & under) and a food voucher to a local grocery store, for families who need a little help to brighten the holidays.

Sign up ONLINE for Christmas Assistance October 15th - December 10th.

More information and sign up available at: Christmas Assistance 

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is available to those in Southern Ottawa County & most of Allegan County who are in need of some supplemental pantry items.  It offers a large selection of both perishable and non-perishable items to meet your needs.

Service Areas Include:  Allegan(49010) * Bradley(49311) * Burnips(49314) * Dorr(49323) * Douglas (49406) * Fennville(49408) * Glenn(49416) * Hamilton(49419) * Holland (49423/49424) * Hopkins(49328) * Hudsonville(49426) * Jamestown(49427) * Jenison(49428/49429) * Macatawa(49434) * Martin(49070) * Moline(49335) * Pullman(49450) * Saugatuck(49453) * Shelbyville(49344) * Wayland(49348) * West Olive(49460) * Zeeland(49464)

We are also now happy to provide specialized food items for those with distinctive dietary needs due to existing medical conditions.  These include, but are not limited to:  diabetes, heart disease, need for gluten-free foods, etc.

Our Food Pantry is available by appointment only (no walk-ins).  Individuals in food crisis should make an appointment by calling our office at 616-392-4461.

Specific Needs for our Food Pantry at this time include:

  • Gluten-Free Products
  • Canned Items with reduced, low or no sodium
  • Canned cups of fruit packed in its own juice
  • 100% Fruit Juices
  • Unsalted Peanut Butter
  • Canned meats in water
  • Fresh vegetables, dairy and meats (Please contact The Salvation Army)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider




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