God’s Kitchen programs to remain open

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God’s Kitchen in Grand Rapids will be handing out prepared take-away meals from 12:30-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2:30-4 p.m. on Sundays. Courtesy Catholic Charities West Michigan

Catholic Charities West Michigan announced its God's Kitchen programs will stay open and provide food to anyone who needs it during the COVID-19 crisis.

“At Catholic Charities, we are always looking out for the health and well-being of our clients and patrons,” said Chris Slater, CEO of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

“We decided to keep our God’s Kitchen programs open and provide free food, because in this time of uncertainty, we want to show God's love and provide a sense of security and hope to those who need it most.”

Take-away services will be implemented for the next 30 days, beginning March 23, and then will be reevaluated after the introductory period. God’s Kitchen in Grand Rapids will be handing out prepared take-away meals from 12:30-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2:30-4 p.m. on Sundays.

Pickup is in the back of the God’s Kitchen building at 303 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids. The dining room will not be open to ensure the health and safety of God’s Kitchen patrons.

God’s Kitchen’s home-delivered meal program will continue as regularly scheduled. The Muskegon Food Pantry at 1095 Third St. will provide a drive-thru or walk-up option for patrons to pick up a free bag of food.

Service times for the Muskegon Food Pantry are 9:30 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The baby and toddler pantries in both Muskegon and Grand Rapids will be temporarily closed but will continue to supply free diapers and wipes to existing clients. Service times are Tuesday and Thursday only, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Muskegon and 10 a.m.- noon in Grand Rapids.

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