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Food distribution event to provide over 50 pounds of food to qualifying Kent County households

Customers will receive packets made up of 20 food items including canned vegetables, soups, pasta, cheese, butter, pork and more.

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A food distribution event is taking place in Kent County Thursday, Jan. 7, for the general population with low income.

The event is being held by Kent County Community Action (KCCA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and households experiencing food insecurity. According to KCCA, the distribution will assist more than 900 households.

“This distribution is our way to respond to this crisis as it is our mission to alleviate the causes of poverty,” said KCCA Director Susan Cervantes. “This distribution is one of our scheduled quarterly distributions and we are pleased we can provide relief to families who are in need during this difficult time.”

The distribution will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 121 Franklin Street SE. Customers who are driving must enter on Jefferson Street with their trucks ready to accept more than 50 pounds of food. Customers will be asked to stay in their cars to ensure safety through social distancing.

Customers will receive packets made up of 20 food items including canned vegetables, soup, pasta, cheese, butter, pork and more.

Due to social distancing requirements, walk-up services will not be available. However, persons without transportation can be assisted by calling 616-632-7950.

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