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


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

Thank you to our community and Meijer for your donations during their Simply Give program. This year we receivd more than double than last years donation. This means we will be able to better help our community. Again, thank you!


The Big Rapids Marathon station is collecting Poptarts for Starburst. They're currently going to 2/$1. Donation boxes are at the counter. Help them to reach their goal!


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


We can help you get your GED. Due to a new grant we can pay 50% of the testing fees so you can get you GED. Please stop in or call us for more information.


We are always accepting donations.

Monetary donations may be made through our Paypal account.



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 resouces are available.
  • New cloth diapering project will be starting soon for ten families. Please call to apply.

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.


  • MCCF
  • OCCF
  • TriCounty Electric
  • Great Lakes Energy
  • 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 Luthern 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