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

FOOD ASSISTANCE - 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, west to Kenowa Ave, east to Eastern Ave, and all of Byron Center Public School District). Those new clients outside of the service area may shop once and will be 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: 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



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

  • Food Shopping: by  appointment  only  Monday through Thursday and 2nd Saturday of the month. 
  • Arrival: DO NOT arrive more than 10 minutes early for your appointment.
  • Sign-in: BCAC connects/scans the barcode on your driver’s license/state ID for a quick check-in. No barcode 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.

*Those without transportation can call HealthNet for free transportation at 616.632.1015. 

* For registered clients from BCAC - you may shop when you shop for food. 

* Follow posted limits for clothing available per family member
* Please maintain safe social distancing

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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