Learn more about the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation establishing the AoA and authorizing a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans and their caregivers.
Social Security Administration
Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan
(AAAWM) is part of a national network of non profit agencies created by Congress to provide alternatives and services to help aging citizens to remain in their homes. There are 16 AAA’s in Michigan. AAAWM includes 9 counties including Ionia.
Besides Home Delivered Meals and the Friendship Dinner Sites, there are several other food sources for Ionia County Seniors.
Local Food Pantries
Crossroads Community Church 616-522-4663
Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church 616-527-0970
Manna’s Market 269-838-5887
Muir First Christian Church 989-855-2062
Ionia Nazarene Church 616-527-9350
Saranac Community Church 616-642-6322
Shiloh Community Church 616-761-3584
Zion Community Food Pantry 616-527-1910
Second Harvest Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry arrives at the Ionia Fairgrounds on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. To obtain food a person must be a resident of Ionia County, have identification and bring containers (bags, boxes) for the food.