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We believe people who work hard shouldn’t go hungry.  BCS redistributed 7.1 million pounds of product to working poor families in 2013.  Learn how and why we do it…

Practicing Sustainability

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BCS is 71% sustainable from an operating cash perspective.  We take economic, environmental, and social sustainability seriously.  Learn about our sustainable practices…

Growing Healthy

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2013 - 4186 Pounds of Produce
2012 - 2975 Pounds of Produce
2011 - 916 Pounds of Produce
We believe everyone can learn something new.  Through two teaching gardens, our participants can learn to grow their own healthy food in sustainable ways.  Learn about our Gardens…

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If our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater gets any tackier, we’re gonna give Duct-tape a run for their money! Andrew single-handedly bumped up Energizer’s stock by 17 points when he purchased the 20 AA batteries needed to light up his Tony Stark (Ironman) chest. Where do you put that many batteries?

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BCS is able to receive donations of food, clothing, footwear, and small household items.

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  • “What we valued most about our time with BCS was the reciprocity… not only did we receive, but we were able to give out of our surplus, not only were we served, but we were able to serve.  We have endured the hardest time financially in our family and come out stronger.  We will never forget all that you did for us in this chapter of our lives.  You are such a blessing.”
    BCS Participant
  • "Birch has been a TREMENDOUS blessing to our family and we have always felt a sense of compassion and caring with ALL of the staff. I have shared many times over that when we are there, we are always greeted with a smile and BY NAME instead of Family #54.  Thank you for all that you have done for us!"
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  • "Just wanted to take the time to say Thank you. I am a single mom and struggling to keep food in my house and utilities on. You have helped me more than you know. It's such a great feeling to know my children will have full bellys. I can't begin to explain how thankful I am."
    BCS Participant – Single Mom
  • "I've greatly appreciated all the help I've received from Birch Community Services. Not just the food, boots, and other extras, but the friendly, encouraging people too. You've worked hard to make BCS a quality place and you've succeeded."
    BCS Participant
  • "This program relieved so much stress from our lives during a time when we had little hope and resources.  During the past few months we were able to pay down all of our credit card debt, pay all medical bills, and started a savings account for our home we plan to buy in 2 years."
    BCS Participant
  • "3 years ago this month I made my first drive to Birch.  I cried all the way there... I was grateful for the help I was to receive, but the gifting further reminded me of the place we were in and the fact that the path onward was unknown to me.  Thank you for your loving care over the past years.  Thank you for being patient as we have struggled to heal and grow and make the choices that would once again find us able to support ourselves."  
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  • “Being involved with BCS has affected our lives in so many ways. Not only has it enabled us to put food on the table and put money in savings, it has given our family opportunities to volunteer and work with a wonderful group of people. BCS has given me a way to help the bottom line through saving on groceries, clothes, and other necessary items. We have been blessed in so many ways through BCS!"
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  • "Just wanted to say I am thankful for Birch and the amazing people who make it possible for me to provide for my family!"
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Community Partners

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Over one hundred community partners donate food, clothing, footwear, and small household items to help address poverty in our community.  Learn about the benefits of donating product to BCS.

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