2017 Dine Out for BACN

at Crystal Mountain!

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Dine out at the Thistle Pub and Grille on the dates listed below and 20% of the proceeds will benefit Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN)!

Join us on:

Thursday, June 22

Thursday, July 27

Thursday, August 24

Thursday, September 28 

Warm For A Night

Thank you to our area businesses participating in Warm for a Night 2017-18! We appreciate the support of: Bayport Lodging (Frankfort), Harbor Lights Resort (Frankfort) and The Hotel Frankfort. We have more businesses signing up in August, watch for updates!

BACN is inviting all area hotels, motels, B&B’s and seasonal rental properties to donate the price of one night’s lodging at their lodging establishment to Warm For A Night. Funds from Warm For A Night will be used to help Neighbors cover utility bills during the winter/spring of 2017-18. Participants will be listed here on the BACN website, thanked on Facebook, and also thanked at the end of the season in local papers. BACN will be contacting owners of area lodging to participate. Funds can be donated immediately or at any time during the summer busy season. For more information, or to participate, contact Kelly at BACN—231-882-9544, ext. 227, or kottinger@benziebacn.org.

We Need Your Help Communicating Changes!

Due to the loss of our recycling company, at present, we are now only able to accept donations of quality clothing, linens (sheets, towels, blankets) and basic kitchen items such as dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.

When donations are brought to us we will need to check that they meet the following criteria:

  • Is the clothing appropriate for the current season?
  • Is the fabric in good conditions? (looking for fabric not stained, faded, pilled or ripped)
  • Is the garment in good repair? (not torn, missing buttons, etc.)
  • Have the garments been washed and are ready to hang on racks? (We do not have the capability for washing or ironing)

Please be patient with us as we narrow our focus. BACN’s hallmark of service is dignity and respect, and for now, we only have the ability to accept clothing that our Neighbors will be able to wear with the same sense of pride as we do our own clothing, and basic kitchen needs.

Thank you for your understanding!

Did you know that northwest Michigan has a food coalition addressing hunger unique to our five-county area (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau)? Click on the link below to learn what is being done to address hunger in our region, and how you can help: http://northwestfoodcoalition.org.


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BACN Mission Statement

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to improve the quality of life for people with limited resources in our community by providing food, clothing, financial assistance, education and social support in collaboration with area resources.

Service Hours

Service & Donation Hours
Mon – Thu 10 AM to 2 PM
Office Hours
Mon – Thu 8 AM to 4 PM

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Volunteer Jack Larimer,
sadly missed by his BACN family.