MISSION STATEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

 

The primary mission of Project Starburst is to provide food and related items to Mecosta and Osceola residents who are temporarily in need of assistance. When resources are available Project Starburst may also provide other supplemental services. Project Starburst is committed to partnering with human service agencies to address the needs of area residents.

 

From a small but diligent start, Project Starburst has increased its presence in the community by offering what is most needed to residents who are livng in poverty. We currently serve, on an average, 240 families monthly, which averages about 13,000 meals and 4,500 personal needs. The initial services were offered from the homes of social workers. In 1971 the organization became a 501c3 non-profit agency and came to be located in the United Church, which has provided space without any cost. In our over 40 year history we have provided a multitude of programs and services but our core services have always been, and continue to be, food and basic services.