TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE
TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE

BUIST COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER

During COVID-19, only ID or mail with your name/address on it is needed for food assistance. As restrictions are lifted, new clients who need ongoing assistance 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 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)
  • Staff or volunteer will collect basic info for confindential intake form

 

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  & CLOTHING 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.

  • Carefully social distancing & wearing masks

Donate:   New and gently used clothing, shoes,

                and household linens (towels/sheets)

Drop Off:  During office hours (tax receipts available)

Outdoor Drop Box Anytime

Items are given free of charge to clients. No toys or no large household items. Call ahead to see if furniture is needed.

 

Clothing shopping during COVID is located at 870 74th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

 

LEADERSHIP

As an independent non-profit organization, Buist CAC is lead by a Leadership Board while day-to-day operations are handled by a few staff members and over 80 committed volunteers. This structure allows Buist CAC to use most of the financial donations received for serving clients and other food ministry partners.

 

Beth Bouwma, Volunteer & Board Treasurer

Larry Buist, Volunteer & Board Vice-President

Tim Buist, Volunteer & Board President

Jenelle Jonkman, Buist CAC Director

Cheryl VanSolkema, Volunteer & Board Secretary

Bern Zylstra, Volunteer & Board Member

Food Pantry Hours:

By Appointment | con cita:

MON      1:00-5:30 PM

TUE       12:00-2:30 PM

WED      12:00-2:30 PM

No Appointment | no cita:

THUR     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

BUIST CAC is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit food pantry. We depend on donations to be able to serve the others.

Make A Donation 

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 website, social media, WOOD-TV, and FOX-17 for closing info.

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