Community Action Agency

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

This program is distributed quarterly and by appointment through local food pantries in Ottawa County. Food is distributed to the public through sites located in Coopersville, Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, and Zeeland (See detailed information below).

Households in Ottawa County who meet one of the following guidelines are eligible for this program:

  • Household income at or below 200% FPL (see chart below)
  • Household members participate in: CSFP, FDPIR, SNAP, SSI, or WIC
  • OR Household is in need of Emergency Food

For more information call 616-393-5606.

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Quarterly Distribution Schedule for Ottawa County 2023/2024

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Holland - Salvation Army

104 Clover St.
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-4461
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On the following Thursdays:
December 8, 2023
March 21, 2024
June 20, 2024
September 26, 2024

Please call to set up an appointment if you need food at another time

Grand Haven - St. Pat's Catholic Church

920 Fulton St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-2701 (Love In Action)
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

On the following Fridays:
December 2, 2023
March 15, 2024
June 21, 2024
September 20, 2024

Coopersville - Church of the Saviour

180 N. 68th Ave.
Coopersville, MI 49404
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

On the following Fridays:
December 8, 2023
March 22, 2024
June 28, 2024
September 27, 2024

Hudsonville - Jehovah Jireh Ministries

4055 VanBuren St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Pantry Hours:
Wednesdays 11:30am - 5:30pm
Saturdays 8:00am - 1:00pm

Visit for more detailed information about how to get food assistance.

Zeeland - Harvest Stand Ministries

100 S. Pine St., Suite 100
Zeeland, MI 49464
(616) 748-6003

Pantry Hours:
Mondays 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursdays 9:00am - 12:00pm

Please call to set up an appointment during one of these times if this is the closest pantry to you.

Commodities Coordinator

Megan Kwantes


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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Michigan
2023 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Effective May 1, 2023

Based on 200 Percent of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Household Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $29,160 $2,430 $561
2 $39,440 $3,287 $758
3 $49,720 $4,143 $956
4 $60,000 $5,000 $1,154
5 $70,280 $5,857 $1,352
6 $80,560 $6,713 $1,549
For each additional family member $10,280 $857 $198

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

FAX: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Other Food Resources

For other food resources in Ottawa county, visit
For farmers markets who accept Bridge Card benefit and Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), visit