Grand Rapids bakery offers safe spot for UPS packages

Posted at 3:34 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 15:34:34-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It is the season where thieves are looking to steal packages off of front porches and a Grand Rapids business is offering help.

The Wealthy Street Bakery has become a “UPS Access Point” meaning that if you want, you can have your packages shipped to the bakery, which is at 610 Wealthy Street SE in Grand Rapids.  You can then pick up the packages when you have the time.

This actually wasn’t the bakery’s idea, but UPS’s.  The shipping company canvasses neighborhoods looking for busy places like coffee shops and stores where packages would be safe.  They even gave the bakery a UPS scanning device to keep track of the packages.