On Thursday (January 7, 2021), Kent County Community Action (KCCA) will conduct a food distribution event in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and households experiencing food insecurity.
The distribution will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 121 Franklin SE for the general population with low income. Customers who are driving must enter on Jefferson Street with their trunks ready to accept more than 50 pounds of food and to remain in their vehicle. This will enable the distribution to go smoothly and ensure the safety of staff and customers by practicing social distancing.
There will not be walk-up service due to the requirement to socially distance. Persons without transportation can be assisted by calling (616) 632-7950.
“This distribution is our way to respond to this crisis as it is our mission to alleviate the causes of poverty,” said KCCA Director Susan Cervantes. “This distribution is one of our scheduled quarterly distributions and we are pleased we can provide relief to families who are in need during this difficult time.”
The distribution will assist more than 900 households that are struggling to meet their food needs, especially considering the situations caused by COVID-19. There will be 20 food items in the packet including but not limited to canned vegetables, soups, pasta, juice, vegetable oil, tortillas, cheese, butter, and pork.