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!