Contact Information
Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency

185 E Main St, Ste 303

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

(269) 925-9077

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

SMCAA exists to assist people in economic need and enable them to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency while respecting their diversity.


USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

© 2019 Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency. All Rights Reserved. 

SMCAA is a private social service non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization.

Annual Event: Stuff-A-Truck

The Annual "Stuff-A-Truck" FOODraiser is used to restock the warehouse and pantry at Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency.


97.5 Y-Country broadcasts live from Roger's Foodland starting at 6:00am to 6:00pm every day for one week during the month of November. Throughout these days live interviews with SMCAA staff, other community partners, local officials, and business partners are conducted. Interviews emphasize the need for food and share success stories of helping local families.

​Do a little something that will make a big difference.

Every fall, the community bands together to help feed hungry families in Michigan's Great Southwest. In this economy, the need to raise more food is greater than ever because the need for such necessities is greater than ever. SMCAA provides necessary food and personal care items to thousands of individuals; hundreds of families right here in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties.

Every year during Stuff-A-Truck, SMCAA, in partnership with 97.5 Y-Country, collects non-perishables and personal care items at Roger's Foodland. Listen as Y-Country broadcasts live each day of the drive at Roger's, and stop by to show your support.


Donating is simple -- just drop off in-date, non-perishables and personal care items at Roger's Foodland during the Stuff-A-Truck week. (It's easy to pick up a few extra items while you shop for your own groceries!) There are also the options to purchase pre-bagged groceries or to buy and donate a $10 Roger's gift card to be used by SMCAA to purchase needed. Cash donations are always welcome.

Some of the many things that SMCAA needs:

"Non-Perishable" food products (no "out of date/expired" items please!)

Canned Goods: veggies, tuna, fruit...

Boxed Food: pasta, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, coffee, juice...

Baking Products: flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, cake mix, cornmeal, cooking oil...

Personal Hygiene Products: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, lotion, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes...

Baby Products: diapers, wipes, baby food, formula...

Paper Products: toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, aluminum foil... 

2019 Stuff-A-Truck Itinerary

The dates of Stuff-A-Truck 2019 are November 18-23, and will be hosted at Roger's Foodland: 4039 Hollywood Rd, St Joseph, MI 49085.


Times we will be collecting donations are as follows:

  • Monday, November 18: 6:00am to 6:00pm

  • Tuesday, November 19: 6:00am to 6:00pm

  • Wednesday, November 20: 6:00am to 6:00pm

  • Thursday, November 21: 6:00am to 6:00pm

  • Friday, November 22: 6:00am to 6:00pm

  • Saturday, November 23: 10:00am to 12:00pm

2019 Sponsors