Welcome to BACN! At this time, the Food Pantry remains a drive-through model. The Clothing Center is currently closed (we will announce here when that changes), and we are accepting donations of clean clothing, linens and small housewares on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon. All services continue, please see below for details:

Food Pantry:  Food is available in our Drive Up Pantry, and you may request bag(s) by calling BACN Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. (231-882-9544) for pick up that same day. Bags of Staples are provided per household size.  At the time you request your bag(s) we’ll offer the additional items available that day, such as meats, milk, eggs, fresh produce. Neighbors may visit the BACN pantry 4 times each month (once each week). Two visits may be for the standard food offerings, and two additional visits may happen for fresh produce.

Clothing Center:  At this time, we are unable to welcome Neighbors into our Clothing Center. We anticipate that changing by the end of April, and will update here as soon as we know. If you have clothing needs in the meantime, please call us, we areh happy to shop for you!  

GED: Northwest Michigan Works continues to be at BACN on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students may now come into the classroom in person to prepare for their GED exam. This is a free program...BACN covers all costs. To participate, call certified instructor Sue Oseland at BACN

Do you need financial assistance? Call BACN after 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday

Mara from MDHHS is here at BACN Thursdays from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. She can assist with applications for utility assistance, Medicaid and SNAP. Call to schedule time with Mara! 

For all assistance call 231-882-9544

Have you never used BACN but find yourself needing help in this window of time? If you live in Benzie or Northern Manistee Counties, please call us, that’s why we’re here!

 

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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

BACN is open for Neighbor Services Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., and staff is generally in the building till 5 p.m. We are closed on major holidays, and will share those on our Facebook page. You can also call our office.
(231) 882-9544.
Weather Closings: If either Benzie County Central or Frankfort/Elberta Area Schools are closed, BACN will also close for the entire day.

DONATIONS

At this time we are able to accept donations of clean clothing, linens and small household items (such as dishes and pots and pans) on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon. It would be very helpful to our volunteers if these donations were in plastic garbage or grocery bags.

If your church or civic group has collected food for us, thank you! Please call  us so we may arrange a convenient drop-off time 231-882-9544.

Thank you for considering BACN for your donations!

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