Welcome to Muskegon!
Kids' Food Basket helps children get nourished to be their best, in school and in life.Through the Sack Supper program, kids receive nutritionally balanced meals, filling a gap that schools and parents often cannot afford to meet.
With the help of the Muskegon community, Kids’ Food Basket introduced our Sack Supper program at Martin Luther King Elementary in April 2012. Within two years, Kids’ Food Basket is serving nearly 600 children at two schools in Muskegon each weekday!
Childhood hunger affects the whole community - and the whole community is a part of the solution. Here are a few ways you can join the attack in Muskegon!
4 Ways to Join the Attack!
- Volunteer! It takes many hands to prepare, pack and deliver over 600 meals each weekday. Click here, to learn how you can join the attack too!
- Drive. Sack Suppers are distributed within the classrooms, and we need your help each week, getting them there. We are currently looking for drivers to donate less than one hour of their time to deliver Sack Suppers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Host a fundraiser or wish list drive. Coordinate a fundraiser or wish list drive with your business, school, or faith community. Click here to find a variety of tools allowing you to use your strengths to raise awareness and funds while strengthening the attack on childhood hunger.
- Share. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter and spread the word -- more awareness will help us, as we attack childhood hunger!
What motivates us? 1 in 4 Michigan kids experiences hunger each day, and 11,621 Muskegon County kids are food insecure. A lack of consistent nutritious food limits cognitive development and leaves kids unable to concentrate in schools.
Where do we serve? Currently, Kids' Food Basket serves 2 elementary schools in Muskegon. There are 9 schools on the waiting list. With your help, we can turn these schools into Sack Supper recipients and continue the attack. Visit our Mapping Hunger chart to see where hunger exists in your community.
Improving and growing locally. We work for the day when every hungry child in West Michigan is fed. With the support of the community, we will expand our methods and practices to serve more daily meals in Muskegon. Funding for our Muskegon Sack Supper program comes entirely from the generosity of the Muskegon community.
Since 2002, Kids' Food Basket has been a force for attacking childhood hunger. To learn more about our Grand Rapids Sack Supper program, click here.