GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - South End Community Outreach Ministries or SECOM, has provided hunger, health and family services to the Grand Rapids community for the past 40 years. Their mission is to fulfill the immediate needs of families today, while building hope for a stronger future through educational programming.
To combat hunger, SECOM offers a food pantry that provides families in need with a three day emergency supply of food. The program follows the MyPlate nutritional template for food items and also offers diapers and wipes to families with children under the age of five.
SECOM is also one of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapid's Healthy Living Hubs. This means that families in the south east area neighborhood are provided with a variety of activities to educate them on the importance of nutrition and physical fitness. Community members also have access to free health screenings through a partnership with Calvin College's Medical programs.
One of SECOM's largest initiatives is making sure that vulnerable children have access to quality early childhood programming. SECOM's preschool prepares children socially and academically for kindergarten through a creative curriculum that boosts gross and motor skills.
SECOM is located at 1545 Buchanan Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. For more information about the services they provide visit their website at www.secomministries.org.
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