Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10am - 4pm

Wednesday 12pm -6pm


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


Please support the United Way. They support us!

We have new hours on Wednesday! We will be here from 12pm to 6pm to better accommodate the community.


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