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 jhauch@communityactionhouse.org

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

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.

Vegetables:

  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Variety of Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium or No Salt Added Preferred)
  • Spaghetti Sauce

Fruit:

  • Fresh Apples and Pears
  • Shelf-Stable Fruit Cups (In 100% Juice)

Protein:

  • Refried Beans
  • Canned Meat (Chicken w/ 140mg sodium or less/serving)
  • Fresh Egg

Dairy (Low Fat):

  • Boxed or Refrigerated Milk
  • Cheese
  •  Yogurt

Whole Grain:

  • Tortillas (Corn and/or Flour)
  • Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat
  • Brown Rice
  • Wheat Flou

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Small Bottles of Cooking Oil (Olive, Canola, Vegetable, Coconut)
  • Baking Powder/Baking Soda
  • Spices
  • Low-Sodium Broths
  • Canned Soup (Low Sodium)

Our Personal Care Closet is in need of community donations of the following items:

 

  • Multipurpose Cleaners
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Bar Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap

 

  • Toothpaste
  • Diapers (Sizes 4,5,6)
  • Deodorant and Antiperspirant

 

 


Community Kitchen

Donations in support of activities serving hot meals are always welcome! Contact Jim with questions: 616 566 6785

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