2020 ACCF
APRIL NEWSLETTER
have launched a 

This site will serve to streamline community resources and nonprofit requests for volunteers, resident needs for food and personal care times, and cash contributions to support our community’s COVID-19 response. The website includes links
and information for Allegan County residents seeking services and supports in the areas of food, health, child care, transportation and housing.  




In addition:

Non-profit partners and tax-exempt service providers:

The Feed The Need Allegan COVID-19 Response Coalition has established the Feed The Need Allegan COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to your immediate and emerging needs as a result of COVID-19.

Entities serving Allegan County residents are eligible to apply for relief funds. These grant funds are intended to affect those most impacted by COVID-19. Preference will be given to those serving low-income residents and/or the ALICE population. (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed)

COVID-19 Fund Request will continue until further notice. To learn more click the button below.

Due to COVID-19, a sharp increase in new visitors to the pantries is being seen. Keeping up-to-date with the recommendations of the CDC and the Allegan County Health Department, all donations coming into the pantries must be quarantined for three days. Many pantries don’t have the space required to quarantine items so the Goods Donation Center was created to maintain proper protocol. While all pantries are committed to keeping their volunteers and visitors safe, some pantries are struggling to remain open due to the inability to keep volunteers safe [no wipes, gloves, or masks on-site].
 
Donations are accepted on Wednesdays at the Goods Donation Center. Of greatest need: hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, canned vegetables, fruits, meat, peanut butter and cereal. If you would prefer that we purchase these items on your behalf, online donations may be made here.
See the hard work of the volunteers and pantries below:
The Feed The Need Allegan COVID-19 Response Coalition wants to thank Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo for providing food boxes for food pantry clients in Allegan County.

With the increase in new clients, the Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative's member pantries are grateful for this weekly donation from Catholic Charities.









A BIG thank you to
Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation!
$50,000 donated to the
Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative
to help with food relief for low income families in Allegan County.
It's full of great stories, resources and see which non-profits received grants for 2020.
The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census has been extended!



Why It Matters...

The census count has consequences we will live with for the next decade, if not longer. This makes the stakes even higher.
Michigan stands to lose millions of dollars in federal support for programs that use census data. These include Medicaid, nutrition assistance, highway construction and planning, Title I and Special Education Grants, Foster Care and Child Care Grants, K-12 education, Section 8 Vouchers, and Head Start/Early Start.

You can response online, by phone or by mail.

Learn more here!

THANK YOU TO OUR NON-PROFIT SPOTLIGHT SPONSORS

Their sponsorship helps off-set cost of producing, publishing and distribution.
We are actively looking for more sponsors. Please contact Jennifer at jcollins@alleganfoundation.org to learn more details and cost.
We are currently not in the office.

Visit us at: 112 Locust Street, downtown Allegan
Mailing address: PO Box 278, Allegan, MI 49010

269.673.8344