What you need to know before shopping: 

In order to protect our community and stay open, we greatly appreciate you complying with the following safety measures for shopping.
  1. Please do not come in if you or someone in your family is coughing or not feeling well.
  2. Please consider coming in a little later in the day to avoid the early rush.
  3. Please avoid bringing your children with you if at all possible.
In addition to sanitizing often:
  1. We will be adhering to our guideline of one shopper per family unless medically necessary.
  2. We are trying to minimize activity in the office and will be discontinuing coffee and tea service.
In order to stay open, we still need volunteers, so your help is appreciated.
Email communication is preferred.




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What We Do: Food, Education, Freedom, Legacy

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Sharing Wisely

BCS redistributed 9.5 million pounds of food, clothing, and household items to working struggling families in FY 2017.  Learn why and how…


Growing Healthy

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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2018 - 3107Pounds of Produce
2017 - 2082 Pounds of Produce
2016 - 3939 Pounds of Produce
2015 - 2670 Pounds of Produce
2014 - 2898 Pounds of Produce
2013 - 4186 Pounds of Produce
2012 - 2975 Pounds of Produce

Practicing Sustainability

BCS is 64% sustainable from an operating cash perspective.


By developing internal revenue streams, and recycling responsibly, we do our best to embody financial sustainability and accountability to our donors. We take economic, environmental, and social sustainability seriously.  Learn about our sustainable practices…

Donate Product

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

Learn more about the benefits of donating product to Birch…

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Community Partners

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Over two hundred and eighty community partners donate food, clothing, footwear, and small household items to help address poverty in our community. Additionally, we are grateful to organizations that help us by donating their time and/or provide funding to sustain our program.  Learn about the benefits of donating product to BCS, volunteering, or giving money.

Hours of Operation

BCS is open to participants for shopping on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
(No shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays)


  • Monday:  11:00am to 5:00pm
  • (Last shopper accepted at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
    • (Last shopper accepted at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Friday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
    • (Last shopper accepted at 5:00 p.m.)


The BCS office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 3pm; we are open to receive donations during these hours.