COVID-19 Updates


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed how food services are provided at UCOM until further notice.  We want the very best for our community. The health and well-being of our neighbors, volunteers, and staff are of the utmost importance to us. 

In-Person food pantry services have resumed

  • Appointments are required for in-person shopping
  • No more than 3 shoppers will be allowed per appointment block.
  • Appointments are limited to one person unless a second is needed for medical reasons. 
  • Shoppers are encouraged to wear a mask while inside UCOM's building.
    • UCOM has masks available if you would like one.  
  • Children may wait in the lobby while their parent shops.
  • Appointments are limited to 30-minute time blocks, at the end of which shoppers must exit the building so that the next appointments can start on time.
  • Shoppers should arrive for their appointments no later than 5 minutes beforehand.
    • If you are more than 10 minutes late you will have to reschedule.
  • All appointments must be made during the week you wish to shop.
  • If you can't make it to your appointment please call and cancel ahead of time. If you miss your scheduled appointment without calling to cancel it will count as one of your two services for the month.

If you are in need of food and live within the UCOM service area please call  616-241-4006. If you do not live in the UCOM service area or you do not know where your local pantry is located, please call the United Way's 211 Hotline.  

The UCOM Farm Stand is open at this time. Farm Stand shoppers may shop inside the building with a limit of one shopper at a time.

UCOM's Workforce Development program is still working with clients, please call for more information.


Shopping Times

UCOM is currently scheduling three appointments each half-hour

Monday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday: Closed  
Thursday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed  

Call Ahead Times

Call-ahead Pick-up services are available on Thursdays at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm for seniors and those with mobility issues.

Orders must be called in at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.​

Who Can Visit the Pantry?

UCOM is one of 11 Key Resource Centers for Kent County. Anyone living within the UCOM service area is eligible to receive food at our Healthy Choice Food Pantry.

The UCOM service area includes the Roosevelt Park and Black Hills Neighborhoods of Southwest Grand Rapids, the city of Wyoming west of US 131, and the city of Grandville.

UCOM Service Area

Southwest Grand Rapids

  • 49503 (south of Wealthy, west of US 131)


  • 49519
  • 49509
  • 49418 (must be in Kent County)


  • 49418 (must be in Kent County)