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Ottawa + Allegan


A Campaign for West Michigan Children


Every day Kids’ Food Basket helps thousands of children thrive by meeting a simple but critical need: the nourishment of an evening meal, made with love. Thousands of young people are waiting for their Sack Supper. They need us, and we need YOU.

Ottawa + Allegan County children are food insecure
are served Sack Suppers
of food insecure children still need our help

A Space To Grow!

Kids’ Food Basket has outgrown our Holland space in Ottawa County after four years in our location at Peace Lutheran church. We currently have the capacity to serve 1,100 students in Ottawa County – only 10% of food insecure students in Ottawa and Allegan counties.

To meet the demand we recently secured the purchase of a new building. We will expand to serve students in both Ottawa and Allegan counties with a dynamic space where we can grow to:

Eliminate our waitlist

The new building will allow Kids’ Food Basket to begin service at the remaining six schools on the immediate waitlist in these counties.

Engage our community

Additional volunteer opportunities will expand the impact of passionate community members and youth advocates who are eager to share their time and talents.

Enable learning

We will have a centralized facility to host activities for community learning and empowerment across economic barriers.

Ensure long-term sustainability

This campaign provides the lasting flexibility needed to continue expanding our services. By putting down roots with room to grow, we can nourish children to reach their full potential.

Find out what's happening in Ottawa + Allegan Counties!


Questions or comments about Feeding Our Future? Contact Ashley Diersch or download our new brochure about the Feeding Our Future campaign and share with friends and family! You can also join us for a digital Lunch and Learn event. You can RSVP here!

The Feeding Our Future campaign is seeking $2.5 million to ensure kids are nourished to reach their full potential.

Your investment will immediately impact the lives of young people in our community – improving their chance to be their best, in school and in life, for the long term. Please join the Kids’ Food Basket board of directors, our staff, and community activists to remove hunger as a barrier to learning.

Our Impact

Fueling Success Fueling Success Over a decade ago, Sibley Elementary was labeled by the state as a failing school. Today, the school is thriving. Scores are higher, and truancy has dropped. Kids’ Food Basket Sack Suppers were a key factor enabling students to focus on school, not hunger, and ensuring they have proper nutrition for brain development. Extra Ketchup Extra Ketchup Every day at school, Katie took a few ketchup packets from the lunchroom. When asked by a teacher why she does this, she shared, “When my grandma and I get enough packets, we make tomato soup.” How can Katie reach her potential without consistent, nutritious meals? On the Rise On the Rise Mr. Hurt, the Principal at Edgewood Elementary School, shared with us that his students increased their MEAP scores by 21%. Significant progress has been made, and with conviction, he is “110% sure that the Sack Supper Program contributed to the increase in the test scores."


Honorary Cabinet Members

Rich & Marcia Bishop
Jim & Donna Brooks
Tom & Donna Farrington
Dick & Ethie Haworth
Larry & Karen Mulder

Campaign Co-Chair

Anne Nemschoff

Campaign Co-Chair

Pamela VanderKamp

Cabinet Members

Nora Balgoyen
Scott & Amanda Brooks
Ron Collins
Kellie Lincourt
Haans Mulder
Phil Nykamp
Sarah Rothstein
Kimberly Vandermolen