“I’m only one person, but you make a difference to me.”- Lewis, 5th Grader from East Leonard

Grand Rapids

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


Mapping Hunger


Kent County children are food insecure
children currently served daily
schools currently serving
schools on waiting list

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?”

Local Partners

Upcoming Events

Grand Rapids Maker Faire

August 18, 2018

WMAHU Golf Outing

August 22, 2018

Fox Drive for 25

September 1, 2018

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.

Our Impact

Community Partner Program

Sack Attack Supporter

Alliance Financial & Insurance
Baldwin Foundation
Brewery Vivant
Build-A-Bear Foundation
Byron Center Public Schools
Carmax Foundation
Cascade Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.
Centennial Securities Company, Inc.
Forest Hills Financial
Grand Rapids Foam Technologies
Hungerford Nichols
Jack and Aletha Goodale Family Foundation
John W. and Margaret G Bertsch Charitable Foundation
Linse Bock Foundation c/o Norris Perne & French LLP
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Net Impact: University of Michigan
New Holland Brewing Company
NSF Foundation
Rhoades Mckee
Sebastian Foundation
Shannon Family Foundation
Terra Firma Development
The Barber Foundation
The TJX Foundation, Inc.
Umlor Orchards
Wolverine Worldwide

Healthy Hero

Ada Bible Church
Bissell Inc.
Cascade Hills Country Club
Central Woodlands
Comstock Park Public Schools
Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids and Oktoberfest West Michigan
Fellowship Reformed Church
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Gale Plumbing & Hydronics, Inc.
Gillett Family Foundation Trust
Godfrey Lee Public Schools
Gordon Food Services
Grand Rapids Foam Technologies
Grand Valley State University
Grandville Public Schools
J&H Family Stores / Exit 76 Corp.
Kent Manufacturing Company
Kentwood Public Schools
Lacks Enterprises
Lee & Birch
Level One Bank
Mars Hill
Mayflower Congregational Church
Meijer Inc., Subsidiaries & Affiliates
Meijer Young Professionals
Mercy Health St. Mary’s
Miedema Asset Management Group
Mister Carwash
North Star Medical Equipment
Northview Public Schools
Northwestern Mutual
Novo Chiropractic
Open Systems Technologies
Our Lady of the Lake
Progressive | AE
Scott Group Studio
Simply Eight LLC Larry Beyer
SMG/Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place
Solarbos Inc.
Sparta Public Schools
Spectrum Health
TEGNA Foundation
The Buist Foundation
The Delta Airlines Foundation
The Donald D. Mateer Foundation
The Mall Family Foundation
The Reams Foundation Inc
The Rite Aid Foundation/KidCents
Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Townsquare Media Group
Trendwell Energy
Umlor Orchards
William B. Bowie Foundation
Williams Group

Anti-Hunger Advocate

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