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 household 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 120 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

Dave Maleport, Volunteer & Board Member

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)


BCAC will be closed on major holidays:

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


By Appointment Only | con cita :

MON    10:30 AM-2:30 PM

TUE     10:30 AM-5:15 PM

WED    10:30 AM-2:30 PM

THUR   10:30AM-2:30 PM

2nd Sat    9:00-11:15 AM



   *Need to be signed in

      15 minutes prior to

           closing time.


Office Hours:

Hours may vary as needed

Mon, Wed and Thu  9 AM - 3 PM

Tuesday  9 AM - 5 PM

Phone: 616.583.4080

870 74th St SW, Ste B

Byron Center, MI 49315



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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