At Kids’ Food Basket, we believe every Sack Supper we distribute is an important victory in the attack on childhood hunger. We began serving 125 kids with these evening meals, and in one decade we have grown to serve nearly 6,000 kids in greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
Sack Suppers have what kids need to learn and be well - in and out of school. They are a well-balanced evening meal distributed at school and taken home. Each Sack Supper provides nutrition that’s critical to the development of healthy bodies and strong minds. Sack Suppers include:
One serving each of fresh fruit and vegetables
Meat/cheese sandwich or tortilla roll-up
100% fruit juice box
2 healthy snacks (granola bar, string cheese, trail mix, etc)
When paired with other meals at school, the Sack Supper rounds out the daily nutritional requirements for children. Such a simple program has such a powerful impact, because it helps kids stay focused, get their homework done, and stay on track with other children. Research tells us this, but so do the kids – click here to read their letters to us!
Ready to get involved?
There are so many ways to be a part of our mission, from making a gift to leading food and juice box drives to volunteering to pack Sack Suppers. We hope you'll join us in the attack on childhood hunger!