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 as of Monday, August  31

  • Appointments are be required for in-person shopping
  • No more than 3 shoppers will be allowed per appointment block.
  • Pick-up services are still available for anyone uncomfortable shopping in person. 
  • Appointments are limited to one person unless a second is needed for medical reasons. 
  • ALL SHOPPERS are required to wear a mask AT ALL TIMES inside UCOM's building.
    • NO ONE will be admitted to the building without a mask. 
    • UCOM has a limited number of masks available if you do not have one. 
    • If you cannot wear a mask, you may send another person to shop for you. 
  • Children will not be allowed for appointments at this time.
  • 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 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. A price list is posted on the Farm Stand in front of the building and you may call in your order at any time. Farm Stand shoppers will also be allowed to 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: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday: Closed  

Who Can Visit the Pantry?

UCOM is a part of the Access of West Michigan network of food pantries and 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)