Note: Changes in response to our area returning to COVID-19 Phase 4: Food is still available in the drive-through Pantry. The Clothing Center is currently closed, and Saturday donation collection has currently stopped. All services are continuing, however, please see below for details:

The changes below reflect the COVID-19 Policy adopted by the BACN Board under the advisement of our local health department. Sometimes change needs to or is able to happen quickly, so please continue visiting this page and following us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. 

Food Pantry:  Food is still available in our Drive Up Pantry, and you can request your 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. At the time you request your bag(s) we’ll offer the additional items available that day, such as meats, milk, eggs, fresh produce, laundry detergent, etc. Also, we often have specialty food items available to shop from the parking lot tables (under the awning), which do not count against the household BACN Bucks limit.

Clothing Center:  At this time, we are unable to welcome Neighbors into our Clothing Center. We will let you know here as soon as that changes. However, if you have clothing needs, please call us and we will work to find a way to help. We are working out the process to display some clothing racks outside under the awning so people can safely shop. Until that time, if you have clothing needs, please call us--231-882-9544--we'll be happy to shop for you! 

GED: Northwest Michigan Works continues to be at BACN, and is still assisting students (now remotely and via phone) in preparing for their GED exam. This is a free program...BACN covers all costs. To participate, call certified instructor Sue Oseland at BACN on Wednesdays, 231-882-9544.

Do you need financial assistance? Call BACN after 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 231-882-9544. 

Do you live in Manistee County and need help with utilities or navigation through the My Bridges system? Daniel McClinic of the Salvation Army can assist Manistee County residents Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. For details, you may call Daniel directly at 269-308-1338 Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. 

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!

Due to current best practices around the COVID pandemic, we must use certain guidelines at this time:

1. At this time, we will need to accept donations during the business hours Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., at the donations door on the side of the building.

2. For now, the Saturday donation collection time is suspended

2. We are able to accept new items for donation, including clothing, winter coats, bedding, linens and towels. Non-perishable food is also gratefully accepted

We are grateful for your donations, and will let you know here and on Facebook as soon as we are able to begin accepting clean, used clothing again!

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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

Due to Phase 4 COVID measures, donations are now being accepted during business hours M-Thurs., 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., at the side Donation Door. At this time we are able to accept new items only, including: clothing, winter coats, bedding linens and non-perishable foods. As soon as this restriction changes, we'll update both here and on Facebook. Thank you for your donations!
For financial assistance, please call after 2pm, also Monday through Thursday.
(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

Due to Phase 4 COVID measures, donations are now being accepted during business hours Mon-Thurs, 10 am till 2pm, at the side Donation Door. At this time we are able to accept new items only, including: clothing, winter coats, bedding linens and non-perishable foods. As soon as this restriction changes, we’ll update both here and on Facebook. Thank you for your donations!

In observance of Thanksgiving, BACN will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Thursday, Nov. 26, re-opening Monday, Nov.30, 2020.

In observance of Christmas, BACN will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and will re-open Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

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