Barry County Cares fosters a practical expression of the Love of Christ in a broken world.  We do this by assisting people in need to connect with people, programs and services in the community that address their particular need.  Some of the most common needs are:



Barry County Cares works with food pantries thoughout Barry County to help people get supplemental food.  We partner with the following Food Pantries:


  • Hastings Food Pantry; Hastings, MI

  • Middleville Food Pantry; Middleville, MI

  • Delton Food Pantry; Delton, MI

  • Country Chapel Food Pantry; Dowling, MI

  • Thornapple Valley Church Food Pantry; Hastings, MI


Barry County Cares also provides information about other programs in the community such as fresh food initiatives, soup suppers and community breakfasts.


Personal Care and Household Items


Barry County Cares has an on-site Personal Care and Household Items Pantry available to qualifying residents of Barry County every 60 days.


The items include paper products, laundry detergent, dish soap, toothpaste, deodorant and many more.  

Christmas Family Adoption Program


Barry County Cares coordinates a family adoption program at Christmas time. Families in Barry County can sign-up to be paired with churches, organizations and individuals who will work with them to meet their food and gift needs at Christmas time.   The sign up for the program runs from October first through Thanksgiving.  


Other locations in the are for sign-up are:


  • Delton District Library

  • Freeport District Library (for Freeport area residents)

  • Nashville Clerks Office (for Nashville area residents)