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Because your success is important to us, we are here to help you access GRCC and community resources so you can focus on your education, such as: Food, Utility Costs, Housing Costs, Housing Resources, Transportation (i.e bus passes, gas, etc), Auto Repairs, Healthcare/Medical Needs, Tuition and Fees, Textbooks and School Supplies, Internet Access, SNAP benefits (food assistance), Childcare, etc.
Please fill out the GET HELP contact form and a staff member will be in contact with you.
There are several resources for students who live near the Lakeshore Campus. This page will help you locate those resources quickly.
United Way – 211
United Way – 211 connects people to more than 2,900 services in Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceola and Oceana Counties including food, shelter, utility assistance, disaster recovery, childcare, transportation, and more.
Community Action House
Community Action House is a non-profit located in Holland whose goal is to end poverty and help families prosper in the Holland community. Through their different programs such as the walk-in food pantry, Community Kitchen and Community Garden, Community Action House offers food and resources to those in need. There is also walk-in Stabilization Services which can provide instant resources, food, personal hygiene items, and referral services. Information about hours and locations can be located on their website.
Food distribution sites around Ottawa County
Heights of Hope Eastside Food Pantry
Heights of Hope Eastside Food Pantry is a Christian Community Development organization dedicated to helping those in the Holland community. Their food pantry is available as a resource for all residents of the Holland Heights neighborhood. It provides food/personal items (as supplies are available) to families or individuals. Families or individuals may use the pantry once every two weeks. The food pantry is located at the Calvary Reformed Church and is open Monday and Wednesday from 10:00am- 11:30am and Friday from 3:00pm-4:30pm.
His Harvest Stand (Zeeland)
His Harvest Stand (Zeeland) offers food and other services to the working poor and low income in the community. Programs include USDA commodity applications, free school lunches for kids, and others. They offer referrals to other Ottawa County food banks.
Holland Rescue Mission (Family Hope Ministry Center)
The Holland Rescue Mission (Family Hope Ministry Center) is a Christian Community resource that provides shelter and food for women and children. They have food service daily to those in need. On top of providing food and shelter, The Family Hope Ministry Center can provide clothing, personal case management, financial accountability, employment assistance, parenting classes, children's programs, and religious offerings. The emergency shelter phone number is: (616) 928-3469.
Holland Rescue Mission (Men's Ministry Center)
The Holland Rescue Mission (Men's Ministry Center) is a Christian Community resource that provides shelter and food for men only. On top of providing food and shelter, Family Hope Ministry Center can provide clothing, personal case management financial accountability, employment assistance, parenting classes, children's programs, and religious services. The Men's Ministry Center is located and can be reached at: (616) 928-3413.
Muskegon Rescue Mission
Muskegon Rescue Mission is a Christian Community Resource that provides services for both men, women and children (at separate locations). Muskegon Rescue Mission provides daily meals and a shelter and offers health services and job placement. They welcome anyone to their daily meals even those not staying in their shelter. Meals are available three times a day- breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each location has a food pantry.
Ottawa Find Food
Ottawa Food is an Ottawa County program that has a calendar of open food pantries and events with free food. Click Find Food, or explore their Real Food Can campaign to promote awareness around food security, or Local Resources for additional connections to assistance, donations, even recipes and ways to reduce waste!
Resilience Of Ottawa and Allegan counties
Resilience Of Ottawa and Allegan counties to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence.
24-Hour Help Line: 1-800-848-5991
Safe Email: GinnyP411@gmail.com
Salvation Army Holland Food Pantry
The Salvation Army Holland Food Pantry is available to those in Southern Ottawa County & most of Allegan County who are in need of some supplemental pantry items. They can 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. Individuals in food crisis should make an appointment by calling the office.
Find additional resources
Please consider some of the other options available to you on the GetHelp webpage as well as various options near you. The Find Help site can help you find resources and other free or reduced cost programs depending on your need, and United Way – 211 is another option that connects people to more than 2,900 services.