FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christine Lentine, Outreach Director
Kids’ Food Basket receives three year funding from W.K. Kellogg Foundation
GRAND RAPIDS, MI. – Kids’ Food Basket has received a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that totals, $633,789 for three years. The grant will be used to decrease food insecurity to vulnerable elementary school children in our community, while creating financial sustainability, increase diversity in all areas within the organization, and help launch the growth of the Kids Helping Kids program. As a 100% charitably funded organization, Kids’ Food Basket relies on a community of supporters from families, businesses, foundations and community groups. With the generous support from W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Kids’ Food Basket will be able to ensure the following:
Focus 1 | Create additional capacity of Sack Supper program at elementary schools with high prevalence of food insecurity and remove a school from the waiting list
Focus 2 | Create financial sustainability through the replication of the Kids’ Food Basket model
Focus 3 | Increase diversity in all areas within the organization
Focus 4 | Growth of Kids Helping Kids program with focus on increasing service school involvement
About Kids’ Food Basket
Kids’ Food Basket is a Grand Rapids based nonprofit whose mission is “to ensure children in our community do not go to bed hungry.” Childhood hunger denies dignity, robs kids of their energy, and undermines our community’s stability. Kids' Food Basket is the only organization of its kind locally dedicated to attacking childhood hunger. Learn more, visit www.kidsfoodbasket.org.
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and
internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S.are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.