2020 ACCF
JULY NEWSLETTER
We are still practicing social distancing.
Please contact us via email or leave a message at 269.673.8344.
THE 2020 VIRTUAL CEREAL DRIVE IS COMPLETE.

Thank you to ALL who donated money or physical boxes of cereal at our Pop Up events!

We will have our total very soon! Stay tuned!
The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative will be distributing these boxes of cereal over the months of August, September and November.


The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative (ACFPC) will be gearing up for our next drive
in October - SOUP - so we have affectionately
name our drive:
Stay tuned to see how you can donate and help us promote this new drive!
For an on-line Grant Writing course
follow the link below.


Not sure what to
do with your stimulus check?


We are in a time of need. ‘We’ is the non-profit sector that serves Allegan County. Many people think non-profits receive local, state, and federal support. In fact, very few Allegan County non-profits receive government funds. Private donations, grants, and fundraisers are necessary to keep these organizations operating. Hundreds of fundraisers have been cancelled due to COVID-19. You can help.

From ACCF internal funds, agency funds, scholarship funds, arts, culture & environmental funds, community funds, education & recreation funds to special project funds. You will be sure to find a worthy non-profit who could use your donation.

Help us feed families and individuals in Allegan County.
Donations are accepted on Wednesdays at the Goods Donation Center, 650 Grand Street, Allegan from 9:00am - 3:00pm. On-site staff and volunteers will unload your vehicle at our garage door. If you would prefer that we purchase these items on your behalf, online donations may be made here.

Please DO NOT leave food donations
outside at the front door of the building.
We have made the decision to switch the Non-Profit Spotlight to an online digital publication for 2021. What does this mean for you? You will no longer receive the Non-Profit Spotlight in your local newspaper and it will not be available at locations around the county - BUT you can sign up HERE to receive a digital copy in your email inbox. The Non-Profit Spotlight will continue to have all the great stories, photo's and informational bits you have come used to, along with this continuing to be a valuable communication tool for the ACCF.
The deadline to respond to the
2020 Census has been extended until October 31!
Why It Matters...

The census count has consequences we will live with for the next decade, if not longer. Federal dollars support programs that use census data. These include:

  • Medicaid, nutrition assistance
  • Highway construction, infrastructure and planning (including bridges & dams)
  • Title I and Special Education Grants
  • Foster Care and Child Care Grants
  • K-12 education, Section 8 Vouchers, and Head Start/Early Start
  • And so much more.

You can respond online, by phone or by mail.

DON'T SPEND YOUR ENHANCED BENEFITS
ON FOOD!

If you, someone you know or work with is in need of food, please have them turn to the member pantries of the Allegan County Food

The enhanced unemployment and food stamps benefits that have been put in place to help during the pandemic are temporary. We encourage people to save their money to pay rent, utility bills, car payments, insurance, childcare, car repairs, etc. -
and use their local Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative member food pantry instead.
At this time, the ACCF staff is not in the office.
However, we are returning phone calls and emails.

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

269.673.8344