SMCAA in the News
Dec 6, 2022
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency Partners with Local Sponsors for Seventh Annual Holiday Food Sharing Program
In an effort to spread good tidings and holiday cheer, the southwest Michigan community is preparing to carry out its tradition of providing residents in need with food for the holidays.
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.
Apr 18, 2022
SMCAA Operations Manager Named to Class of 2022 for Moody on the Market's Bold Women of Business
First of its kind, the 2022 edition of Bold Women of Business recognizes female figures who are helping their organizations to grow, bring impact, and make a positive change.
Apr 11, 2022
State of Michigan Proclamation: May 2022 is Community Action Month
Governor Whitmer signs a proclamation acknowledging Community Action Month and the work Community Action Agencies do for Michigan families.
Dec 21, 2021
Holiday food sharing program benefits 400 families in Twin Cities
Whirlpool Corp. employees Theresa Dunten, left, and Kathy Craig join volunteers from the city of Benton Harbor and the PGA of America to help distribute turkeys, chicken and holiday food to families Monday at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Benton Harbor.