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


PANDEMIC: only ID or mail with your name/address on it is needed for food assistance. As conditions improve, clients needing ongoing assistance will be interviewed to create a client care plan.


Curbside orders must be submitted 1-hour prior to client shopping

Monday (12pm), Tue/Wed/Thur (11am)

If you are a Byron Township resident* seeking food assistance due to a financial based need, Buist Community Assistance is here to help.


Serving*:      Residents of Byron Township south of 68th St, families of Byron 

                     Center school attendees, referral from church/doctor/non-profit

Boundries* North to 68th Street & South to 108th Street

                     East to Disivion Ave. & West to Kenowa Ave.

                     AS OF 2014: NO NEW CLIENTS LIVING NORTH OF 68th ST.

*TEMPORARILY - BCAC is serving all, regardless of location, due to COVID. New clients may be redirected to a local pantry if demand exceeds available food supply.


CLIENT FOOD CHOICE is a core value at BCAC, so we are putting safety and sanitation measures in place to provide a safe environment for clients:

  • Food shopping is by appointment on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A few slots are available for walk-up clients unable to make an appointment. No appointments are needed for Thursday and 2nd Saturday shopping. Clients will shop in the order they arrive. 
  • Clients are not allowed in the parking lot until 10 minutes prior to appt.
  • Shoppers need to wear a mask (masks/face shields available if you need one) and will sanitize hands before and while shopping.
  • Only one person per family is allowed to shop. If you have physical limitations, no childcare, compromised health, or concerns about entering the building, curbside food pick-up is available.
  • Touchless sign in includes having the barcode on your driver’s license/state ID scanned. A BCAC ID card will be issued if you do not have barcode ID.
  • Clients will social distance and follow directional arrows on the floor. Simply put - stay behind your cart and keep your distance.
  • Clients will bag their own groceries as they go. Pantry policies and item limitations are expected to be followed. Only touch items you will take.
  • Reusable bags are not allowed in the pantry. You may bag at your car if you wish to use them.
  • Closed-circuit video will be used to ensure safety protocols are followed. A pantry volunteer is available to help as needed (questions, spills, etc) 

*Those without transportation can call HealthNet for free transportation at 616.632.1015. Those who are quarantined or housebound can call 616.530.4080 for delivery.

More information about COVID-19 from CDC and Kent County Health Department.





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 confidential intake form


Established Clients:

Periodic reviews are held 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 or income/expense documentation


Food Pantry Hours:

8306 Byron Center Ave SW

Byron Center, MI 49315

(next to Judd's Body Shop)

By Appointment | con cita:

MON      12:00-5:15 PM

TUE       11:00AM-2:15 PM

WED      12:00-3:15 PM

No Appointment | no cita:

THUR     12:00-2:15 PM

2nd Sat   9:00-11:15 AM


CLOSED JULY 5-10 to move

Office Hours:


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

Hours may vary as needed

Phone: 616.583.4080

8306 Byron Center Ave. SW
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 website, social media, WOOD-TV, and FOX-17 for closing info.

Buist Community Assistance Center is an equal opportunity provider.

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