Open: Monday- Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm


120 S. State Street
P.O. Box 313
Big Rapids, MI 49307


Please support the United Way. They support us!


Global Youth Service Day is Saturday April 21st. Youth and other volunteers from the United Church will be packing a snack bag for the children of Project Starburst from 11:30 am-2pm. We welcome any volunteers of all ages to join us. Made possible by the Michigan Community Service and Youth Service America.


Mecosta County Expo will be April 28th at the Big Rapids Middle School from 9am-1pm!

Please come see us at our table! For more info visit


Stamp Out Hunger run by the United Postal Workers is here again! They will be collecting food items on May 12th. Please ask you local postal worker or postal office for more info!



We need volunteers to pick up the donation from Panera Bread at night. Also we need more volunteers for the pantry. If interested please contact the office.


We are always accepting donations.

Monetary donations may be made through our Paypal account.



Any questions or concerns with the website please email us at

What we do

  • Provide food and other related items to Mecosta and Osceola residents who are temporarily in need of assistance.
  • Provide supplemental services when resources are available.

Project Starburst is commited to partnering with human services to address the needs of the area residents.


120 S. State Street
P.O. Box 313
Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 796-5342

Monday - Friday

10:00am - 4:00pm

Those who helped

We'd like to thank these businesses, foundations, and organizations for the generosity they've shown.


  • Mecosta County Community Foundation
  • Osceola County Community Foundation
  • Shaw & Betty Walker Foundation
  • Grand West United Church
  • TransCanada
  • Chemical Bank
  • Big Rapids GFWC
  • Big Rapids Rotary Club
  • Mecosta/Osceola United Way
  • Big Rapids LIONS CLUB
  • Meijer
  • Walmart
  • FSU Chapter of AWS
  • United Methodist Church
  • United Church of Big Rapids
  • Lost and Found Church
  • Good Shepard Lutheran Church
  • Reed City GFWC
  • Michael Oil & Propane
  • Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
  • FSU Business Office Employees
  • Northland United Methodist Church
  • Grant Center United Methodist Church
  • Chapel of St. Paul
  • Lerner, Csernai & Fath Financial Group
  • Consumers Energy Foundation
  • Lake Osceola State Bank
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Wolverine World Wide Factory B
  • MOISD Employees
  • BRPS
  • Little Red Hens
  • Third Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Big Rapids Oddfellows Lodge
  • H&S Companies
  • Qdoba
  • Tuba Bach
  • P.T. Plus
  • DTE Employees
  • Boy Scouts Of America Troop 114
  • Miss Heart of Michigan Pageant
  • FSU Polar Bear Run
  • FSU Custodial and Maintence Depts
  • FSU Student Government
  • Erick K. Perroud DDS PC
  • Leprino Foods
  • Meijer Simply Give
  • Tri County Home Works
  • Great Lakes People Fund
  • Panera Bread
  • Bob Evans
  • KFC
  • Meceola Children's Council
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • USPS Stamp Out Hunger
  • Ice Mountain
  • District 10 Health Department
  • Meijer Simply Give Program