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185 E Main St, Ste 303

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

(269) 925-9077

contact@smcaa.com

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

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SMCAA is dedicated to empowering diverse people in need and supporting their journey towards economic security.

Our vision: to be a beacon of support in a strong, thriving community by helping people and changing lives.

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To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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News Archives

December 2015

The season of giving is in full force all across Michiana, including Benton Harbor. City leaders partnered with major area corporations to provide free food to those in need on Wednesday afternoon.

Benton Harbor's Mayor-elect Marcus Muhammad wanted to make sure his residents had something nice to put on the table this Christmas, so he reached out to Whirlpool and the Senior PGA Championship for support.

December 2015

Just about a thousand frozen chickens were given out in downtown Benton Harbor on Wednesday. The Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency said they served over 420 people in one hour.

Yvonne Vidt said, “People are really thankful, some are going without food for the holidays, and this is a jump start to get them going!”

 

October 2015

On Friday, Aug. 21, Berrien County Farm Bureau purchased 15 second-destination hogs from exhibitors at the Berrien County Youth Fair Livestock Auction. Board member Dale Robson was in charge of purchasing the animals.

 

“Each year around fair time, because it’s the end of our fiscal year, if we have money left over, we use those funds to purchase second-destination hogs. This year we were able to purchase fifteen hogs,” he said.

November 2014

“The annual ‘Stuff-A-Truck’ drive is a wonderful and impactful way to help area struggling families,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph.

 

“One of the things that makes Michigan’s Great Southwest so great is that our community comes together to help our neighbors in times of need.