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Clothing Closet – On Thursdays we have a clothing closet that is open from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for people to come and shop for gently used clothing. All items are 25¢.

Food Pantry - Emergency food assistance is available on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 12:15 pm and Thursdays from 12:00 noon - 2:15 pm. Call (616) 419-8181 for more information and an appointment. 

NOW Pantry - ‚ÄčThe Nutritional Options for Wellness (NOW) program is a healthy lifestyle change program supporting under-resourced adults who have one of three chronic diseases: Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, or Chronic Renal disease.

The program serves 90 participants total at 7 different NOW sites in Kent County. NOW is a one-year program with five different components. The five NOW components are a weekly healthy food supplement (3-4 days of food), weekly connection to a NOW Coordinator for assistance with actively setting healthy living goals and case management, the requirement to participate in four healthy living classes each quarter (every three months), intentional connection with other NOW participants in their cohorts, and coaching with a transitional mentor at the completion of the program. NOW participants must actively engage in all five components.
How to get started:
Visit: www.accessofwestmichigan.org
·         Scroll down the page and click on the Good Food Systems icon
·         Scroll down the page and click on the NOW program icon
·         Scroll down and click referral form
·         Print off referral form and get it filled out by your doctor
·         Your doctor MUST fax the referral to Access of West Michigan – NOW staff
·         When the NOW staff receives your referral, they will call you and go over the details of the program and get you signed up!
You can always tell your doctor where to find the referral form on Access of West Michigan’s website!
Please email or call the NOW Program staff at Access of West Michigan with any questions!
Emails:
McKenzie: mckenzie@accessofwestmichigan.org
Nancy: nancy@accessofwestmichigan.org
Phone Numbers:
McKenzie – 616-747-0991
Nancy – 616 –747- 0996 The Nutritional Options for Wellness (N.O.W.) Program exists to increase healthy food options for low-income individuals in Kent County with a long-term illness.  By empowering economically disadvantaged individuals with resources to successfully manage their disease. The goal is to reduce disease risk factors through education and instill healthy habits through nutrition, cooking, and exercise classes. City View Church partners with Access of West Michigan to coordinate the Nutritional Options for Wellness (N.O.W.) Program. Low income individuals, over 18, with heart disease, diabetes, or kidney failure can bring a N.O.W. referral to their doctor to apply for assistance.