Community Resources

Community Resources

Summer Learning:

The Kent County ISD (the hub that supports all school in the county) has put together a good source of learning opportunities for Kent County students. These opportunities include free courses for students, recommended websites, community partner activities, and much more. Here is the main website where more information will continue to be added as it become available.

Connecting with GRCDC:

These surveys will continue to be monitored through the summer. Please reach out so we can support you:

  • Social Emotional Support Direct Request – Please fill out if your child could use a one time or more regular check in with social/emotional support from school staff. This is not from a professional counselor or therapist, but rather a member of staff checking in and supporting as requested or necessary.
  • Mutual Aid Request/Offer Survey – Take this survey if you are seeking assistance or connection or if you want to offer assistance or connection.
  • If you have feedback or concerns that are not covered by the surveys above, you can fill out the Family Communication Survey.

Stretching Your $$ on Groceries this Summer:

Pandemic EBT Card Information:

The Michigan Department of Education has put out this memo that answers questions about the Pandemic EBT cards. The memo also provides a number to call in case you have questions.

YMCA Veggie Van:

The Veggie Van’s two vehicles run year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Grand Rapids and Muskegon, ensuring that fruits and vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh produce.  We grow and sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH, and W.I.C. Project Fresh benefits. CLICK HERE for the Veggie Van Schedule.

Resource List:

WMCAT has created a robust list of resources available in West Michigan and beyond. Categories on this list include:
Food/Meal Info
Shelter/Housing Resources
Utilities + Internet Resources
Volunteer Opportunities
Recursos en Español
Links to fun and free activities

Food Giveaway for the Grand Rapids Community








Trying to Navigate all the Food Assistance Programs?

This graphic shows what products are eligible for purchase with each food assistance program:


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