Stabilization Services, including food, diapers, baby food and formula, hygiene and cleaning products are available on a walk-in basis, up to six times per calendar year.


  • After the sixth walk-in visit, the household is still eligible for Monthly Food Distribution.


Applicants must live in the 49423, 49424, or 49460 and have a valid id and proof of address (must be less than 90 days old) to be assessed for services.  


High demand for services sometimes limits the number of people we can assist each day. It is recommended that applicants arrive as early as possible, or call ahead of time to verify they will be seen that day. For more information about our recent changes within Stabilization Services, click here. Our current locations and schedule are listed below.

  • 14th Street Office (345 W 14th St):

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1:00-4:00 pm

    • Wednesday and Friday: 8:30-11:30 am

Monthly Food Distribution/Quarterly Commodities 

Community Action House provides a monthly food distribution to all low-income households in our service area. Eligibility is income-based, and households must provide picture ID and proof of address to access service. Households may come each month to receive this food.

We’re offering automated reminders via text message for upcoming food distributions hosted by Community Action House. Sign up by clicking the button below:


We are excited to announce that the Ottawa County Food Policy Council has a new name and visual identity. Now known as Ottawa Food, the collaboration of local agencies and individuals will continue its work to ensure that all Ottawa County residents have access to healthy, local, and affordable food choices. Ottawa Food’s vision is an available supply of well-balanced meals for all.



For more information, please contact Melissa Roessing at (616) 392-2368, ext. 125 or

Staff at Community Action House make every effort to treat all people with respect and fairness, and to provide knowledgeable, culturally competent services to members of the community. As a client, you have the right to receive services that you are eligible for; we cannot always provide every service for every client, but whenever possible, we will provide referrals and information about alternative community resources.