In 2001, a Grand Rapids Public School principal witnessed some of her students digging through the trash for food to take home for dinner. Mary K. Hoodhood, a long-time advocate, heard this story and set into motion a grassroots community response: Kids’ Food Basket. Fifteen years ago, we started by serving 125 kids every weekday at three schools through our Sack Supper program. Today, we serve nearly 6,500 every day, but our work is not done.
We work for the day when every child is nourished. That is why we continue to replicate our unique model beyond our local footprint, expanding our methods and practices to serve more daily meals at our Kent County flagship location. Through continued growth of our existing satellites and developing new locations, we can continue to serve more meals and reach more children in need. The Kids’ Food Basket Grand Rapids Program is fully funded and supported by the Grand Rapids community. Learn more about our Muskegon and Holland locations.
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There is nothing fun about childhood hunger, but changing the world can be! Answer our questionnaire and find out how you can make an impact with Kids’ Food Basket today!
“When they have a Sack Supper that they can count on every night, isn’t that right?”
Kids’ Food Basket is a community solution to childhood hunger. Kids’ Food Basket engages all who care about children reaching their full potential – in school and in life.We attack childhood hunger through an innovative, multi-faceted approach. Learn about our programs here.