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Posted on: November 6, 2018

BCPD, BCFD hold food drive

Fire Station 1 and Police Station

To the rescue! The Salvation Army Battle Creek Corps is in need of non-perishable items for their client-choice pantry. The local police & fire departments instantly stepped up to help! Battle Creek Police Department & Battle Creek Fire Department have agreed to combine efforts to hold a food drive from Wednesday, Nov. 7 to Wednesday, Nov. 21 in order to help The Salvation Army Battle Creek serve those in need this holiday season.


“We were in immediate need of food for our food pantry and we reached out to Police Officer Brice Kerschen. He has been very active in our community & has even attended a landlord educational meeting here at our Corps. Right away, Officer Kerschen jumped at the opportunity. He even extended an invitation to us to come in to the police station that same day to talk with his team. The officers were all very receptive to the idea & willing to help.” stated Major Kevin Van Zee, Corps Officer.


The community can get in on this effort as well! Items most desired: canned soups, canned veges, mac & cheese, pasta, sauces, canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, crackers, easy meals (ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, tuna, canned chicken & proteins), elbow macaroni, peanut butter, jelly, ketsup. 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. The stations are:

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)

The Salvation Army, 400 Capital Ave NE (9 am-3:45 pm, Mon-Fri) Items may also be dropped off at The Salvation Army Battle Creek Corps. 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 this holiday season, please call, 269-963-3640, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

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