Food Assistance and Other Community Resources

Food Assistance and Other Community Resources

Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to find help with child care, food, housing, paying bills and other needs. Residents may call 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211 or search online any time to get connected with resources in our community. Operators offer help in 180+ languages. Below is a listing of other resources that can help.

Food Assistance: Many organizations have stepped up to offer food assistance during this time. Please click the links to each organization’s website below for the latest information on hours and instructions.

Additional food sources can be found at

Restaurant Takeout and Delivery: If you're able to support local during this time, please see the below list of Kentwood restuarants that are offering takeout and delivery.

  • 4 Brothers Chicken & Fish - 4720 Division Ave. S. 616.608.4266
  • Al-Bos Eurocafe-Bakery - 2930 Shaffer Ave. SE 616.325.2800
  • Arby’s - 3000 28th St. SE 616.954.2303
  • Arby’s - 620 44th St. SE 616.530.0030
  • Buddy's Pizza - 4061 28th St. SE 616.554.9663
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar - 2035 28th St. SE 616.241.2999
  • Burger King - 2880 28th St. SE 616.942.9470
  • Burger King - 5260 Eastern Ave. SE 616.532.4400
  • Burger King - 2880 East Paris Ave. SE 616.942.7770
  • The Candied Yam 2305 44th St. SE 616.551.3509
  • The Cheescake Factory 3195 28th St. SE 616.956.6580
  • Cindy's Donuts & Ice Cream - 4020 28th St. SE 616.259.8295
  • City Barbeque - 3050-28th St. SE 616.678.2355
  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - 4515 28th St. SE 616.730.8466
  • Dave & Buster's - 3660 28th St. SE 616.224.8800
  • Jet's Pizza - 4443 Breton SE 616.281.5450
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken - 2856 28th St. SE 616.942.0572
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken - 5240 Eastern Ave. SE 616.538.0970
  • McDonalds - 1700 44th St. SE 616.454.0384
  • Mr. Burger - 1750 44th St. SE 616.455.8604
  • New York Chicken - 4443 Breton SE 616.930.3901
  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina - 3195 28th St. SE 616.285.4649
  • Panera - 3770 28th St. SE 616.957.1100
  • Papa Murphy’s - 5311 Eastern Ave. SE 616.538.9999
  • Pizza Hut - 3040 28th St. SE 616.942.9944
  • Qdoba - 3214 28th St. SE 616.957.3943
  • Red Robin - 3195 28th St. SE 616.957.1430
  • Texas Roadhouse - 3776 28th St. SE 616.575.0361
  • Tim Horton’s - 4417 Kalamazoo Ave. SE 616.827.3048
  • Tokyo Grill & Sushi - 4478 Breton SE 616.455.3433
  • YoChef's Cafe - 34 44th St. SE 616.608.3003 or 616.214.7736
To submit an open Kentwood restaurant to this list, email the restaurant name, address and phone number to SchweitzerT@kentwood.usOther lists of open restaurants offering take-out and delivery in the area can be found on Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of CommerceWZZM 13FOX 17 and WOOD TV8.

Child Care Services: If you are parent or family member who is in the essential workforce and in need child care, you can go online to complete this form with your child care needs or call 2-1-1 for help.

Housing Assistance: If you need help paying housing bills or other essential services, call 2-1-1. Additionally, check with your mortgage companies as some are offering mortgage assistance and relief options to those impacted by COVID-19. These local organizations may also be able to help:

Business Resources: A list of resources and information for Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found at and

  • The City of Kentwood Economic Development Corporation invites Kentwood businesses to complete the following survey so it can better understand the business community’s immediate needs. Responses will help guide the EDC’s efforts as it explores ways it can support Kentwood businesses that are navigating challenges brought on by the global pandemic and associated directives and executive orders. Businesses are asked to respond by June 2, 2020:
  • Employers can visit to access safety guidelines, best practices and other resources for safely reopening their businesses.
  • The Right Place has compiled a list of West Michigan manufacturers that are producing much of the most commonly needed PPE. To view the directory, click here.
  • “MI Local Biz” is a creative funding mechanism that was recently developed to offer quick access to capital for small local businesses in this great time of need. The MEDC will match crowdfunding raises on a 1:1 basis up to $5,000 for eligible small businesses experiencing economic challenges as a result of COVID-19. Learn more here.
  • The MEDC has partnered with Reopen Main Street to compile a variety of recovery resources into one, easy-to-use website: The new website includes reopening strategies, ideas, hints and tips for businesses, business districts and organizations.
  • The new Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund will provide recovery grants of $1,000-$5,000 and microloans of $5,000-$10,000 to small businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19 closures. Learn more at:
  • An additional $310 billion was approved to extend the Paycheck Protection Program to provide forgivable federal loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small business owners who have previously applied for PPP funding are encouraged to verify the status of their pending application with their lender. More information on how to apply for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program is available at
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has launched the Save Small Business Fund, which is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible.
  • The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has shared details regarding new economic assistance now available for small businesses, early stage tech companies and communities around Michigan negatively impacted by COVID-19. For more information, click here.

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