TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE
TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE

BUIST COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER

During the COVID-19 crisis, all boundary restrictions have been lifted to get food into the hands of anyone in need. As COVID restrictions are lifted, new clients needing ongoing care will be interviewed and directed to their closest food pantry.

 

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

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

                        East to Kalamazoo 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
  • Current utility bill
  • 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:

870 74th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

(next to inSpirit Church)

 

NEW HOURS! Check often as we respond to COVID-19.

MON       2:00 - 5:30 PM

WED       12:00 - 4:00 PM

2ND SAT   9:00 - 11:30 AM

 

COVID FOOD ASSISSTANCE FREQUENCY- clients may come for food once every 2 weeks

Office Hours:

8306 Byron Center Ave. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

(next to Judd's)

Phone: 616.583.4080

 

Check hours often as we respond to COVID-19.

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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