Food Service

Byron Center Public Schools Nutrition Services free breakfast and lunch meal bags during spring break. Meals will be provided for children 18 and younger, or 26 and younger with a disability. Children do not need to be present to receive the meals. Children do not need to be BCPS students to receive food. This service is open to all families with children in our community. It is important to note that students may receive meals from any public school offering meals during this unexpected school closing. Students do not need to go to the district where they attend school for this service. If your child has a food allergy or you are unable to pick-up meals at the sites, please email BCPS Director of Nutrition Services, Kerri Saltzgaber for assistance. 

Starting Monday, April 13, 2020,  BCPS FS will be distributing one time per week, meal bags containing 5 breakfast and 5 lunches on Mondays.   The meal bag pick up locations and times will stay the same.

Drive-through pick-up:
Byron Center High School Bus Loop - 12:00 - 12:30pm 
8500 Burlingame Ave SW, Byron Center
Drive-through process is intended to minimize the amount of contact between the servers and participants. Food will be delivered directly to your vehicle at the curb, please stay in your vehicle. 

Meal Walk-up locations:
With all locations, we ask that participants engage in social distancing and practice proper hygiene before and after meal service pick up. 

Please note on the  Meal Walk-up locations:   With the 5 day meal bags and milks, please make sure you have ability to transfer it to your home, as it is bulky and heavy for children to transport alone.

12:00 - 12:30pm  Holiday Estates - 440 68th Street SW, Grand Rapids
12:45 - 1:15pm    Prescott Community - 7283 Division Ave., Grand Rapids
1:30 - 2:00pm      Byron Center Mobile Village - 2680 84th St SW, Byron Center

 

Resources for Byron Center Families

Byron Center Community Ministries

Byron Community Ministries will be open to distribute USDA Food Commodities and limited personal care items to people in need on Mondays 3pm-5pm and Wednesdays 11am-2pm. Our volunteers will attempt to distribute these items from the parking lot at Byron Ministries during pantry hours.

List of USDA items: Fresh apples, Fresh Oranges, Orange Juice, Peanut Butter, Canned Peaches , Pears, Dried Beans, Dried Peas, Rice, Flour, Canned Potatoes, Egg noodles,Whole wheat Pasta, Canned pork, Frozen pork loin, Frozen fish.

Byron Community Ministries office hours:Mon 8-5, Tues 9-5, Wed 8-5, Thur. 9-12, Fri 8-12 please call 878-6000 for any questions or concerns.

Byron Community Ministries along with Alliance Counseling Group can help during this uncertain time, if you need any help please don’t hesitate to call or access information through our website at, https://www.byronministries.org/

Buist Community Assistance Center

Drive-thru pick up of food boxes is available for those facing food insecurity during COVID-19 restrictions. If you are new to BCAC, bring your ID or a piece of mail with your name and address. Food service after restrictions lift will require an intake interview.

More details available on this flyer and www.buistcac.org.

WEEKLY

MON: 2:00 pm—5:30 pm
WED: 12:00 pm—4:00 pm
2ND SAT: 9:00 am—11:30 am

FREE INTERNET

In a letter, Comcast President of Consumer Services Dana Strong said that the change is for the millions of low-income Americans who don't have internet service during this uncertain time. It's to help them stay connected to families, workplaces and more. The speeds are increasing from 15 Mbps to 25. Those new customers will get complimentary internet essentials service for 60 days, which is normally available to qualified low-income households for $9.95 per month, and the speeds are increasing for new and existing customers.

To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Hand2Hand

Hand2Hand will continue to provide weekend food to our families during COVID-19 restrictions.

To volunteer,please contact Jodi Joseph at hand2handbc@gmail.com or to access Hand2Hand’s emergency plan, please visit: https://h2hkids.org/

Michigan is First State to Provide Food to Families Affected by School Closings Caused by COVID-19