(231) 882-9544

 We’ll begin serving from the new building on Monday, October 24!

Neighbors helping Neighbors for 39 years

Service Updates During Construction and The Move

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28:  DRIVE UP FOOD, First Congregational Church, 901 S. Barber, Benzonia, from Noon until 2:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28:  GED Mobile Learning Lab at Kaleva Library 10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m., and then Thompsonville Library 1:00 p.m. till 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30:  FEEDING AMERICA FOOD TRUCK, from Noon till 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 901 S. Barber St., Benzonia. You do NOT need to be registered with BACN to pick up Feeding America Food. And if you have had 2 BACN visits this month, you may also come to this drive up.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1:  DONATIONS of clothing and housewares accepted at the new building from 9 a.m. till Noon.

ALL SERVICES CONTINUE! If you need food or financial help, please call 231-882-9544

Please check back here, and on the BACN Facebook page, for real-time updates. We’ll be working hard to ensure everyone receives the services they need. We ask for your patience during this transition time, and look forward to begin serving you from the new building!

We’re Hiring!

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) seeks:
Part-time Warehouse Worker 9am – 4pm Monday – Thursday, occasional weekends. Our Warehouse Worker is responsible to accept, track and stock deliveries, using warehouse equipment and following safe food handling standards. Works with staff and volunteers. The Warehouse Worker must be able to lift 50 pounds and have basic computer skills. Application information and job description online here.

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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 38 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

Once the building is open again, Neighbor Services will be Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.  Beginning Sept. 17, we will again accept Clothing and Housewares Donations on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon. We are located at 2804 Benzie Highway in Benzonia.

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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