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

FOOD ASSISTANCE DURING COVID-19 - Updated 1.14.22

 

No new clients enrolled for ongoing food assistance at Buist CAC living outside of service area (north to 68th St, south to 108th St, east to Division Ave, west to Kenowa Ave). New clients outside of boundaries will be able to shop once and then directed to a local food pantry for ongoing food assistance. Clients served by Buist CAC prior to January 14, 2022 will continue to be served as before. 

 

SIGN-UP DURING COVID: photo ID card or postal mail with your name/address (school, medical, DHHS, utility, etc.), short form for household information

FREQUENCY: 1 time/month - if more food help is needed you can schedule a screening appointment to see if you financially qualify for additional assistance

CURBSIDE ORDERS: Available for those physically unable to shop or have COVID exposure. Order must be called in to 616.583.4080 at least 1-hour prior to client shopping Monday (11am), Tue/Wed/Thur (9:30am)

 

CLIENT FOOD CHOICE is a core value at BCAC. Safety and sanitation measures are in place for client safety:

  • Food Shopping: by  appointment  on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No appointments needed on Thursday and 2nd Saturday shopping when clients shop in the order they sign-in. 
  • Arrival: DO NOT arrive more than 10 minutes early.
  • Sign-in: BCAC connects/scans the barcode on your driver’s license/state ID for a quick check-in. No ID? We can check you in by name.
  • Clients will social distance and follow directional arrows on the floor. 
  • Volunteers bag your groceries at check out. Clients can bring in reusable shopping bags. 
  • Closed-circuit video is used to ensure safety of our clients in the pantry. Volunteers are available to help.
  • CLIENT CODE OF CONDUCT

*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

FOOD ASSISTANCE AFTER COVID-19

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

 

Serving:      Residents of Byron Township south of 68th St, live in Byron 

                   Center school district, referrals from a church/doctor/non-profit

Boundries:  North to 68th St. & South to 108th St.

                   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 medical document or similar personal identification 
  • Official document with name/address on it (utility bill, medical document, legal document, DHS document, etc) for address verification
  • 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

 

If you are facing financial hardship paying rent due to COVID conditions, this program may be able to provide assistance.

Find out more information.

Client Shopping Hours:

870 74th St SW, Ste B

Byron Center, MI 49315

(next to InSpirit Church)

Shopping 1x/month, if extra assistance is needed schedule a screening appt. to see if you qualify

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

Weather

Closings:

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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