SMCAA in the News
Dec 15, 2022
State to decrease bottled water distribution in Benton Harbor
Bottled water sits outside a home along Jennings Avenue in Benton Harbor in July as crews continue lead line replacement across the city.
Dec 13, 2022
State Adjusting Benton Harbor Bottled Water Distribution Plan
With 99.4% of lead service lines now replaced in the city of Benton Harbor, the state is adjusting its bottled water distribution plan.
Dec 7, 2022
SMCAA and Whirlpool Announce 7th Annual Holiday Food Drive
In an effort to spread good tidings and holiday cheer. The Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA) announced today its seventh-annual Holiday Food Sharing Program, sponsored by the City of Benton Harbor, Whirlpool Corporation, and the PGA of America.
Dec 2, 2022
Homes With Children A Top Priority For BH Lead Inspection Program
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHSS) continues to remind residents in the City of Benton Harbor to take advantage of the free in-home lead inspection program. The program is offered as part of the historic Benton Harbor Water Project, which is now 99 percent complete.
Nov 18, 2022
PGA of America, Wolf Financial combine to donate $25k to Stuff-a-Truck
Two large donations have pushed the 26th annual Stuff A Truck food drive to a record-breaking level of donations.
Nov 11, 2022
Y-Country’s Stuff A Truck Starts Monday
“The Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency is basically the local food bank for Berrien, Cas County, and some of Van Buren County,” Layendecker said.
Jul 7, 2022
State updates bottled water pickup in Benton Harbor
Cases of bottled water are pictured outside a home along Territorial Road in Benton Harbor. Many residents continue to use bottled water as lead lines are replaced at homes throughout the city.
Jun 20, 2022
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency Named to 20 Best Places to Work for 2022
Best Places to Work recognizes the type of business that everyone would like to work at – they’re the businesses that are going above and beyond for their team and the community, setting the gold standard for others to aspire to.
Jun 17, 2022
Benton Harbor recycling program brings in more than 16,000 lbs. of empty water bottles
At the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, hundreds of thousands of water bottles are distributed every week.
Jun 16, 2022
More than 16,000 pounds of water bottles recycled in Benton Harbor
More than 16,000 pounds of empty water bottles have been recycled in Benton Harbor through a plastic water bottle recycling program offered during state of Michigan water distribution hours.
May 19, 2022
MCA Recognizes 2022 Volunteers of the Year
Marletta Seats is recognized as one of Michigan Community Action Association's 2022 Volunteer of the Year at Community Action's Day at the Capitol in Lansing.