Free food distribution at St. Pat’s on May 20

Ottawa County Community Action Agency will be distributing boxes of free food at four locations on Friday, May 20, to qualified county residents. One of the locations is St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 920 Fulton Ave. Food will be distributed there from 10 a.m. to noon. The other three locations are the VFW Post in Coopersville, 511 N. 68th Ave.; Salvation Army in Holland, 104 Clover St.; and at 3300 VanBuren St. in Hudsonville. Each household is allowed to visit one site only.
Tribune Staff
May 11, 2011

The food distribution is part of the regular Emergency Food Assistance Program coordinated by the Ottawa County Community Action Agency. This month, there is an excess of food being released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is where this food originates. Each qualified family will receive two boxes of free food.

Guidelines are income-based and verified only verbally at time of pickup. Individuals who receive TANF, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid or food stamps are automatically eligible.

Each box of food contains a variable number of the following: apple juice, applesauce, corn and rice cereal biscuits, corn cereal squares, cherry-apple juice, corn, cranberry-apple juice, creamed corn, milk, mixed fruit, peaches, peanut butter, dried plums, canned port, whole grain rotini, canned salmon, tomato soup, spaghetti and canned tuna.

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