TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE
TOUCHING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE

Chemical Bank Cares Day   10.12.15

Chemical Bank Cares Day was on 10.12.15 and we had 5 great employees that volunteered with us! They got a lot of work done...everything from picking up baked goods at the grocery store to re-packing cookies to bagging fresh green beans to carrying groceries out for clients. It was a very productive day. Thank you for serving with us! Thank you to Chemical Bank for caring for our community!

A Busy Day Of Assembling Soup Mix Packets!  3.2.15

Last week Thursday was a busy day here at the pantry assembling soup mix packets.  First we had a great group of girls, the 7th grade girls basketball team from Byron Center Christian School, come after school to help us out.  They wanted to finish their season doing something fun together, so they came and assembled almost 500 packets!  They had a lot of energy and were a lot of fun to work with!

 

Later that evening, a small group from CrossPointe Community Church in Hudsonville came to help out.  They put together abou 1000 packets!  They did an awesome job and had a good time together.  We now will have plenty of soup mix to distribute to our clients and also to send down to a mission in Kentucky that we support.  We are so thankful that groups are so willing to work with us to help us with our soup mix ministry!

Mr. Keller's Class Does it Again!  12.16.14

It's tradition here for Mr. Keller's 4th grade class from Brown Elementary to come and visit us at Christmas time! Every year, Mr. Keller and his class do an amazing job raising money and this year was no exception....they collected over $800!!! Last night, the kids and their parents toured our facility. We had a great time showing them what we do here and appreciated their questions and interest. Thank you, Mr. Keller, for continuing this awesome tradition!!!

 

Senior Girl Scouts Volunteer!  11.6.14

A great group of Girl Scouts came and helped sort through mountains of product that we have at our warehouse on Thursday night. These products included medications, misc. home goods, and all sorts of random items.  The girls had a lot of fun and it was awesome to see them having fun while getting a lot of work done and being a great help to us.

 

These young ladies are seniors at Byron Center High School and have been in Scouts together since kindergarten! Thanks so much for volunteering with us, we appreciate it!

Byron Center Youth Group Helps Out! 7.10.14

Journey, the youth group from 1st Reformed Church in Byron Center, came in today to help us out. They are helping different organizations in the community this week and today, they bagged pasta for us! The group was also able to tour our facility and hear the story of how we started. Thanks so much for serving with us today!!!

Feeding America Award

On June 10, 2014, we received the Outstanding Partner Agency Award from Feeding America at their Many Hands Against Hunger fundraising luncheon.  This award was presented to Larry Buist by Chad DeVries, the operations manager for Feeding America who started as a volunteer here at BCAC!

Postal Carrier Food Drive 5.10.14

On May 10, the USPS had their annual Postal Food Drive.  We had a great crew of volunteers waiting for the mail trucks to drop off the food donations on their way back from their routes.  We immediately sorted the food donations and got them shelf ready. We are grateful to our volunteers and the USPS for making this day a success!

Girls Scouts Volunteer! 4.8.14

Four Girl Scouts, who are 5th graders at Caledonia Elementary School, came in during spring break to volunteer! They did a great job bagging up 1500# of pasta...what a lot of work! Not only did they serve during their spring break, but they also brought in some beautiful fleece blankets that they made for a service project. These blankets will be shared with clients that we think could use them. Thank you so much Elizabeth, Emma,Nadeen, Hunter and Madelyn, for serving with us!
 

Client Pantry Hours:

Monday 2pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am-1:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 2:00pm
Saturday

9am - 11:30am

  (2nd Saturday of month only)
Saturday hours are only for clients who work during the week or have transportation issues.
***Clients must be signed in
15 minutes prior to closing***

***NEW POLICY:

The Food Pantry will be closed if Byron Center Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.  Please check WOOD-TV8 or FOX-17 for closing information.

Office Hours:

Monday

9am - 2pm

Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm

 

The pantry will be closed if

Byron Center Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

 

The BCAC will be closed on all major holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas.

Where to Find Us:

Buist Community Assistance Center
8306 Byron Center Ave. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
(next to Judd's)


Telephone: 616-583-4080

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