Most Needed Items

We welcome all donations, and are grateful to be in partnership with our community to help those in need with resources by those who are able to provide.

Donations can be dropped off at 345 W 14th St during regular business hours. For larger donations, or for specific questions, please contact us at 616 392 2368 x112, or by email

Click here for information about donations for hard goods (housewares, furniture, clothing)

Personal Care Closet

Community Action House is dedicated to providing essential basic items for dignity. Visits for items to the Personal Care Closet are supported by ongoing donations from our community.

Most needed items (frequently low on supplies):

Most needed items (frequently low on supplies):

  • Toilet Paper

  • Shampoo

  • Pads & tampons

  • Laundry soap/detergent

  • Dish soap

  • Trash bags

  • All-purpose cleaner

  • Razors

  • Paper towels

In addition. the following items are in high demand:

  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, freezer bags

  • Body Wash

  • Deodorant

  • Mouthwash

  • General Cleaning Supplies

  • Kleenex

  • Baby Shampoo

  • Baby Wipes

Food Pantry

The CAH food pantry is client-choice, which means our clients are assisted through the pantry and select foods of their choice from shelf-stable and fresh vegetables, grains, proteins, fruits, etc. CAH strives to stock our pantry shelves with current non-expired food, much like a grocery store stocks its shelves. We especially appreciate your donations of current non-expired foods.


  • Spaghetti Sauce

  • Diced Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce (Low Sodium or No Salt Added Preferred)

  • Variety of Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium or No Salt Added Preferred)


  • Canned Fruit (In 100% Juice)

  • Shelf-Stable Fruit Cups (In 100% Juice)

  • 100% Fruit Juice

  • Jam/Jelly

  • Dried Fruit


  • Fresh Eggs

  • Canned Meat (Chicken w/ 140 mg sodium or less per serving)

Dairy (Low Fat):

  • Boxed or Refrigerated Milk

  • Cheese

  • Yogurt


  • Whole Grain/High Fiber Cereal (No Added Sugar, i.e. Shredded Wheat)

  • Tortillas (Corn and/or Flour)

  • Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat

  • Brown Rice

  • 100% Whole Grain Pasta and Crackers

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Small Bottles of Cooking Oil (Olive, Canola, Vegetable, Coconut)

  • Spices

  • Ground Coffee

Community Kitchen

Donations in support of activities serving hot meals are always welcome! Contact Josh with questions: 616 392 2368 x112

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Napkins

  • Hot/Cold Cups (12oz.)

  • Coffee

  • Creamer

  • Sugar

  • Serving Gloves

  • Bulk Size Dried Soup

#10 Food Service Cans of:

  • Vegetables

  • Fruit

  • Tomatoes

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Spaghetti Sauce

Community Garden

Gift cards to Lowes in any amount are always appreciated.

Please contact Barry directly for the most pressing needs regarding the Holland Community Garden.