Every day, Kids' Food Basket delivers nearly 5,000 Sack Suppers to students throughout West Michigan. Not only do these Sack Suppers provide approximately 1,000 calories of critical nutrition, they also help brighten each child's day! Each sack is decorated with positive messages, holiday themes or cheerful illustrations.
It takes a lot of love and support from volunteers like you to make these bags shine. If you are looking for a creative volunteer opportunity, especially for groups, this could be a great fit! Many church groups, kids groups, senior communities and others have enjoyed decorating Sack Supper bags.
Why is this important?
A teacher was doing a home visit where a child received Sack Suppers regularly. When he was showing her around, he proudly showed off his side of the room he shared with other siblings and the decorated brown paper bags on the walls. When the teacher asked why he had saved them, he answered, "Because they are mine." The little boy had saved dozens of brown paper bags which our volunteers decorated because although he may not have had much that solely belonged to him, he could call the bags his own.
How it works
- Purchase 8 lb. (or extra large) paper sacks to decorate and donate, or request paper sacks from Kids' Food Basket. White or brown paper sacks are availble for purchase at Sams's Club and GFS store.
- Get a group together and decorate the bags. Please keep in mind that many Sack Suppers will be going to public schools and therefore cannot contain religious messages. Also, we’d appreciate if you refrained from using paint or glitter as they can come off in the food.
- Deliver the decorated bags to Kids' Food Basket. Please contact us to learn more, and to let us know when you'll be dropping them off!