The new building is open! Services are M-Th., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations of clothing & household items accepted during operating hours: M-Th 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Neighbors helping Neighbors for 40 years

Our Mission

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.

  • BACN has been the caring community of Neighbors helping Neighbors for 40 years
  • Our philosophy is that we are all Neighbors, with gifts to give and needs to be met
  • BACN's role in the community is not only direct assistance, but also connection to other agencies providing basic needs
  • BACN welcomes ALL, with no regard to age, gender, physical ability, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual preference, religious affiliation or lack thereof

Welcoming New Neighbors

Serving Neighbors from Benzie & Manistee Counties

Please give us a call to learn criteria (231) 882-9544

Neighbor services are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.  Food and clothing donations will also be gratefully accepted during these hours. 

Weather Closings: If either Benzie County Central or Frankfort/Elberta Area Schools are closed, BACN will also close for the entire day.

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How do we serve our community?

Visits to the Food Pantry and Senior Red Bag Recipients in 2021

households helped with GED, Utility Assistance and other Financial Needs in 2021

Bags of Clothing and Youth In Transition Kits distributed in 2021

New Households welcomed to BACN in 2021

over 100 people volunteered at BACN in 2021


of those receiving help in 2021 were children age infant through 17

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Did You Know You can Give a Gift to Celebrate a Birthday, Anniversary or Other Special Occasion?

We are happy to send notifications to let people know you have honored them or their occasion through BACN’s work.

As with regular honorarium or memorial gifts, please be sure to click on the area under the donation amount that says, “Add special instructions to the seller.” In this area, let us know the occasion, the date if applicable, and the name and address (or email address) of the person you would like notified.

To celebrate your special occasion or person with a gift to BACN, click Donate Now at the bottom of the page.

Want more ways to support BACN? Click each logo for additional information.