In 2001, a Grand Rapids Public School principal witnessed some of her students digging through the trash for food to take home for dinner. Mary K. Hoodhood, a long-time advocate, heard this story and set into motion a grassroots community response: Kids’ Food Basket. In 2002, we started by serving 125 kids every weekday at three schools through our Sack Supper program. Today, we serve nearly 8,000 every day, but our work is not done.
We work for the day when every child is nourished. That is why we continue to replicate our unique model beyond our local footprint, expanding our methods and practices to serve more daily meals at our Kent County flagship location. Through continued growth of our existing satellites and developing new locations, we can continue to serve more meals and reach more children in need. The Kids’ Food Basket Grand Rapids Program is fully funded and supported by the Grand Rapids community. Learn more about our Muskegon and Holland locations.
A Campaign for West Michigan Children
GRAND RAPIDS BY THE NUMBERS
Your Community’s Children Need You
There is nothing fun about childhood hunger, but changing the world can be fun! Jump in with Kids’ Food Basket and find out how you can start making the world a better place today!
“When they have a Sack Supper that they can count on every night, isn’t that right?”
Kids’ Food Basket is a community solution to childhood hunger. Kids’ Food Basket engages all who care about children reaching their full potential – in school and in life. We attack childhood hunger through an innovative, multi-faceted approach. Learn about our programs here.
Community Partner Program
Sack Attack Supporter
Echelon Property Managemnt LLC
Flow-Rite Controls Ltd.
Forest Hills Financial
Forest Hills Public Schools
Grand Rapids North Kiwanis Charities
Grandville Public Schools
Kent Manufacturing Company
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation
Perrin Brewing Company
Premier Roofing & Exteriors, LLC
Rockford Public Schools
Service Express Inc.
SMG/Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place
Terra Firma Development
The Barber Foundation
The TJX Foundation, Inc.
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
Andy J. Egan Company, Inc.
Betten Baker Buick
Blackwell Insurance Services LLC
Centennial Securities Co., LLC
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Edelweiss Club Of Grand Rapids and Oktoberfest West Michigan
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Gillett Family Foundation Trust
Gordon Food Service (GFS) Marketplace Headquarters
Grand Rapids Christian Schools
Grand Valley State University
Lee & Birch
Level One Bank
Meijer Inc., Subsidiaries & Affiliates
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Mercy Health Physician Partners hospitality Team
Miedema Asset Management Group
Mister Car Wash
Open Systems Technologies
Progressive | AE
Rhoades McKee PC Attorneys & Counselors
Steenland Insurance Agency
The Buist Foundation