Starting Tuesday May 14th, Battle Creek's Fire and Police departments will partner with the Salvation Army to gather food donations. The drive will run through May 26,  with non-perishable food items collected at all six fire stations and at the police station
“We (BCPD) are excited to partner with BCFD in a community food drive that
ultimately helps the residents of the City of Battle Creek,” said Kelly Dillman,
Community Outreach & Engagement Liaison for The Battle Creek Police
Over 500 clients each month utilize The Salvation Army Battle Creek’s Client-
Choice Food Pantry. Last year BCFD & BCPD, along with the help of the
community, collected nearly 2,000 items for the pantry.

Battle Creek Police Station TSM Photo
Battle Creek Police Station TSM Photo

“Last November’s food drive was such a success. Without the support of BCFD,
BCPD & our generous community, we wouldn’t be able to impact so many
people’s lives daily. Summer time is when we typically see a big increase in need,”
stated Heather Vlietstra, Development Director.

Salvation Army organizers will be on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins to talk more about it this coming Tuesday.
The community can help by dropping off food at whatever location is most
convenient! Items most desired: canned soups, canned veggies, mac & cheese,
pasta, sauces, canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, crackers, easy meals (ravioli,
Spaghetti O’s, tuna, canned chicken & proteins), elbow macaroni, peanut butter,
jelly, ketchup. We will gladly accept ANY donations that are brought in. They do
NOT have to be listed. These are simply suggested items.
Folks can drop off food items at the BCPD lobby from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, as well as at our six fire stations.

  • Station 1 - 195 E. Michigan Ave. (*8-5pm)
  • Station 2 - 145 N. Washington Ave. (8 am-8 pm)
  • Station 3 - 222 Cliff St. (8 am-8 pm)
  • Station 4 - 8 S. 20th St. (8 am-8 pm)
  • Station 5 - 1170 W. Michigan Ave. (8 am-8 pm)
  • Station 6 - 2401 Capital Ave. SW (8 am-8 pm)

Items may also be dropped off at The Salvation Army Battle Creek Corps, 400 Capital Ave NE , between 9 am-3:45 pm, Mon-Fri . Please let the staff
know you are donating these items on behalf of BCPD & BCFD food drive.
For more information on The Salvation Army or to see how you can help our
community, please call, 269-963-3640.

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