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Other Programs for Residents

Food and other assistance programs

Benton Harbor families in need of support may be eligible to receive food assistance and other state assistance program benefits like health coverage, childcare, utility relief and cash assistance. To learn more, call 2-1-1 (844-875-9211) or apply for benefits and explore local resources at

Ready-to-feed formula

To protect Benton Harbor's youngest residents and reduce lead exposure, the Michigan WIC program recommends breastfeeding or offering breast milk as long as possible. Talk to your medical provider if you have questions about your lead exposure. Contact your local WIC clinic at (269) 927-5646 to take advantage of additional breastfeeding support and nutrition education services.

For parents choosing to formula feed, a request was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), to provide the formula that does not require mixing with water to eligible Benton Harbor WIC clients. Ready-to-feed formula benefits may be obtained by using the WIC EBT card at authorized WIC vendors.

Water bottle recycling program

Community partners are working to provide an easy way to recycle plastic water bottles. Learn more about the recycling program and how you can be involved.

Volunteer to help

As distribution sites expand, volunteers are welcomed to assist with bottled water distribution. Sign up for a shift today to aid in this important community initiative. Volunteer through the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency to support these efforts as we work to reduce lead exposure. Thank you!