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COVID-19 Family Resources

If You Are In Need Of Assistance Please Call 211!

2-1-1, the three digit helpline, is working with State Agency Emergency Management coordinators to ensure 2-1-1 is able to assist the statewide COVID-19 response effectively as in other emergencies.  Locally, we are communicating with all the helping agencies to update their program information and availability to ensure that this “one-stop” place to call is continuously updated to meet the needs of local residents.  Dial 2-1-1, Text your zip code to 898211, or Visit/Chat www.211.org to link to available local services.  


Food Distribution: 

Click here for March 2020 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule
Muskegon/Oceana Schools Food Distribution; click the link to view their press release
Senior Curbside Meal Distribution Plan; click the link to view their flyer
AgeWell Services Meal Distribution Plan; click the link to view their flyer
Oceana County Food Pantry List; click the link to view their flyer
 
Mobile Pantry For Newaygo Country; click the link to see location

School Closed- Child Care Options – Ideas 

For more daycare options please call; 877-616-7328 or visit greatstarttoquality.org

  • The high school students are available and most are looking for a way to earn some money 
  • Check with teenagers in your neighborhood to watch the kids 
  • Think carpool but make it a babysitting pool – two families can share a babysitter 
  • Check with friends and relatives to care for the kids while they are out of school 
  • Your church could have space available for the kids and the youth group could babysit and earn money for their project 
  • Reach out on social media to your friends 
  • Does your work have space for someone to watch the kids
Newaygo Child Care Flyer; Click Here

Home Internet Access: 

If you do not have internet access at home, or cannot afford to maintain it, but need internet for work or school, there are several options available through providers:

Additionally, many internet providers have announced that they are waiving late payment fees, increasing caps on internet speeds, and will not disconnect customers for not paying monthly bills on time. If you have questions or concerns about your internet connection, contact your provider or visit their website for more information.

 

SNAP Benefit Update Click Here!

During this time of COVID-19, Double Up is here for families with Bridge Cards (EBT) to double their food dollars for more healthy food. Getting started is easy, just visit a participating market and double your dollars for more fruits and veggies. 

For more information please visit the link.

Tax Return Update

The tax filing deadline has moved from April 15 to July 15 for this year: https://www.woodtv.com/news/national/income-tax-filing-deadline-moved-to-july-15-from-april-15

Prescription Savings: 

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