From one neighbor to another.

Project Starburst is a non-profit food bank based in Big Rapids, MI and serves both Mecosta and Osceola counties.

We are committed to partnering with human services to address the needs of the community.

50 years of giving back!


Join us in celebrating 50 years of giving! Project Starburst was formed in 1971 by local social workers with the goal of helping those in need in Mecosta and Osceola counties. We are honored to serve the greater Big Rapids area. 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 living in poverty.

We currently serve approximately 240 families per month, annually. At 40 meals per person, this means we provide 13,000 meals per month.

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 living in poverty. 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 50 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.

how we help

What we do

We provide monthly groceries and services within our community with no qualifications necessary.

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Get involved

Project Starburst has many opportunites for you to give back to your community.

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Give back

We are community based and locally funded. Give back to your community by donating money or goods.

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