TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE
TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE

BUIST COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER

During the COVID-19 crisis, only ID or mail with your name/address on it is needed for food assistance. As COVID restrictions are lifted, new clients needing ongoing care will be interviewed to create a client care plan.

 

If you are a Byron Township resident seeking food assistance due to a financial based need, Buist Community Assistance is here to help.

 

Service Area:  Byron Township & those attending Byron Center Schools

Boundries are: North to 68th Street & South to 108th Street

                        East to Disivion Ave. & West to Kenowa Ave.

 

New Clients:

Bring in the following required documents during Client Pantry Hours. A brief interview with staff/volunteers will help establish a plan for assistance.

  • Drivers License, ID card, Passport, or similar personal identification 
  • Official document with name/address on it (utility bill, medical document, legal document, DHS document, etc)
  • Intake Form to be completed/Basic Information Requested

 

Established Clients:

Periodic reviews with staff/volunteers occur to adapt your care plan based on need and milestones. 

  • File review every 3, 6, or 12 monthes depending on client care plan
  • Provide yearly tax returns 

 

AS OF 2014: NO NEW CLIENTS ACCEPTED WHO LIVE NORTH OF 68th ST.

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • Food pantry consisting of dry goods, meat, dairy, fresh produce, and personal products.

  • Product is selected by the client according to family size and availability.

  • Continually stocked during pantry hours.

CLOTHING ASSISTANCE

Free clothing for BCAC clients to shop from.

 

Donations:  New and gently used clothing, shoes,

                   household linens

Drop off:  During office hours (tax receipts available)

Drop box available:  After hours

 

Please, no toys or no household items

 

LEADERSHIP

As an independent non-profit organization, Buist CAC is lead by a Leadership Board and the Center Director (listed below). Day-to-day operations are run by a few staff members and large team of over 80 committed volunteers. This structure allows Buist CAC to use the marjority of the financial donations we receive for serving clients and other food assistance organizations.

 

Beth Bouwma, Volunteer & Board Treasurer

Larry Buist, Volunteer & Board President

Jenelle Jonkman, Buist CAC Director

Wes Kraft, Volunteer & Board Secretary

Food Services:

By Appointment | con cita:

MON      1:00-5:30 PM

TUE       12:00-2:30 PM

WED      12:00-2:30 PM

8306 Byron Center Ave SW

Byron Center, MI 49315

(next to Judd's Body Shop)

 

Food assistance is for residents of Byron Township south of 68th St and clients registered prior to COVID-19

Office Hours:

Phone: 616.583.4080

8306 Byron Center Ave. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

(next to Judd's)

Hours may vary as needed

MON

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TUE 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WED 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
THUR 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

BCAC will be closed on major holidays:

New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Weather Closings:

BUIST CAC will be closed if Byron Center Public School are closed due to weather. Check WOOD-TV, and FOX-17 for closing info.

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