How You Can Help Your Community

Information regarding this outbreak is changing rapidly. Check back frequently for updates.

If you need assistance with food, rent or utilities call 2-1-1.

We have received countless offers from community members, partners, and stakeholders asking how to support those who may be impacted by COVID-19. Please check back regularly as we continue to add new ways to help your community during this time.

Kids’ Food Basket

Kids’ Food Basket is continuing to provide evening meals and other nutritional services, through several distribution locations as long as it is safe to do so. If you are healthy and able, volunteers are needed. To register to volunteer, please click here. Also, please consider donating to its emergency funds which will go toward nourishing local children.

Meals on Wheels

COVID-19 poses its greatest threat to vulnerable seniors, and Meals on Wheels Western Michigan is on the front lines, keeping older Americans safe and nourished. Meals on Wheels serves 3,000 meals per day and, with more seniors likely to become homebound, there will be an increase need for meals. To financially donate to help provide meals to one of our most vulnerable populations, click here.

United Way Public Volunteer & Supply Need Matching

If you have volunteer or supply needs that have developed as a result of the COVID-19 spread, you can post them to United Way's Volunteer Center webpage so that area volunteers and contributors can sign up to help.

If your community organization is in need of assistance please email