Local agency distributes food to low-income families

On Oct. 13, ACSET Community Action Agency will distribute boxes of nutritious, high-quality groceries to hundreds of low-income Kent County residents.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - ACSET Community Action Agency will distribute boxes of nutritious, high-quality groceries to hundreds of low-income Kent County residents on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Human Services Complex, 121 Franklin SE in Grand Rapids.

The Human Services Complex was added as a new Emergency Food Assistance Program distribution site in July in an attempt to increase accessibility.

"It's all about getting food into the homes of the people who need it most," said Susan Cervantes, Associate Director of ACSET Community Action, in a press release.

TEFAP helps supplement the diets of low-income families by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. ACSET serves 14,000 Kent County households each quarter through the program.

The types of food included in the distribution vary and depend on agricultural market conditions, but may include items such as canned fruits, vegetables and proteins, fruit juice, pasta, rice, cereal, dry beans, soup, and milk.

To be eligible, individuals must be at 200 percent or below Federal Poverty Guidelines and live in Kent County. Individuals can register on the distribution site, but must have a Photo ID with their current address.

Additional distribution sites, dates and times can be found on the agency's website at www.communityactionkent.org.

Individuals can also call 616-336-4000 for more information.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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