On November 7th, 2017, visitors to Community Action House from the Ottawa County Department of Health and Human Services stopped by to culminate their efforts as part of the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering. This year, staff at this office donated a combined 75 pounds of food and personal hygiene items, and a financial donation of $440.17! All told, this donation will provide many meals to the community in the form of hot meals served at the Community Kitchen and as emergency food for families visiting one of two food pantry locations in Holland.
Harvest Gathering is a statewide effort that:
"raises food and funds for Michigan's emergency food response. Since 1991, the Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife, Cynthia Schuette, have partnered with the Food Bank Council of Michigan to help strengthen the capacity of our state’s emergency food response. In its first 27 years, the MHG Campaign raised over 54 million meals to help those in need!"
(Excerpt from fbcmich.org)
As a non-profit organization, we're filled with gratitude for the work we commit to alongside partners from our community, including state, county, and local government entities. It truly takes a village working together, something that is very evident in the greater Holland area and Ottawa County. Thank you Christen and everyone at OCDHHS, for going above and beyond your duties in service of our community!