Stabilization Services, including food, diapers, baby food and formula, hygiene and cleaning products are available on a walk-in basis, up to three times per calendar year. After the third walk-in visit, the household has the following options:

  • Schedule a meeting with a Stabilization Specialist to review household finances and use of community resources and/or

  • Household is eligible for the 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.

  • 14th Street Office: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-4:30pm
  • 136th Avenue Office: Wednesday: 8:30am to Noon, and 1:00-4:30pm

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.


Ottawa County Food Policy Council

The Ottawa County Food Policy Council (OCFPC) is a collaborative body that exists to reduce food insecurity in Ottawa County. It is the vision of the OCFPC that there is an available supply of well-balanced meals for all. To learn more, please visit the OCFPC website



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.