Food For Today, Hope For Tomorrow
Food For Today, Hope For Tomorrow 


Buist Community Assistance Center is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2008, serving residents of Byron Township south of 68th St. and Byron Center Public School district.


Compelled by God's love, Buist CAC strives to:

  • Love our neighbors by providing food & clothing
  • Spread hope by treating all with dignity and compassion
  • Assist partner ministries in serving their communities


Provide food for today and hope for tomorrow...

  • Connect community members with ways they can love and serve their neighbors. The Buist CAC team is 97% volunteers.
  • Provide free food and clothing. Our food pantry consists of dry goods, meat, dairy, fresh produce, and personal care products. Our pantry is client-choice to provide dignity. Quantity is determined by househould size.
  • Compassionately listen to clients share about their situation, educate on resources available/applicable, while sharing encouragement & prayers.
  • Assist other non-profit groups in meeting needs in their communities by providing food and resources. Buist CAC partners with over 30 other organizations.
  • Clients & Partners in their own words


Buist CAC is 501(c)3 non-profit organization, directed by a Leadership Board.

Day-to-day operations are handled by a few staff members and over 80 committed volunteers. This structure allows Buist CAC to maximize financial donations and priorize client services.


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

Client Shopping Hours:

870 74th St SW, Ste B

Byron Center, MI 49315

(next to InSpirit Church)


By Appointment | con cita:

MON    12:00 PM-5:15 PM

TUE     10:30 AM-2:30 PM

WED    10:30 AM-2:30 PM

No Appointment | no cita:

THUR   10:30AM-2:30 PM

2nd Sat    9:00-11:15 AM

Office Hours:

Hours may vary as needed

Monday  8 AM - 5 PM

Tue-Thu  8 AM - 3 PM

Phone: 616.583.4080

870 74th St SW, Ste B

Byron Center, MI 49315

BCAC will be closed on major holidays:

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



BUIST CAC will be closed if Byron Center Public School are closed due to weather. Check our website, social media, WOOD-TV8, and FOX-17 for closing info.

Buist Community Assistance Center is an equal opportunity provider.

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