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 approximately 8,200 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
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.
Shannon Family Foundation
SMG/Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place
Terra Firma Development
The Barber Foundation
The TJX Foundation, Inc.
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
Altria Group Inc.
Andy J. Egan Company, Inc.
Betten Baker Buick
Blackwell Insurance Services LLC
Butterball Farms Inc.
Caverley Home Inspections
Centennial Securities Co., LLC
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
D&D Logistics, LLC
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Edelweiss Club Of Grand Rapids and Oktoberfest West Michigan
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Express Employment Professionals
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Gillett Family Foundation Trust
Gordon Food Service (GFS) Marketplace Headquarters
Grand Rapids Christian Schools
Grand Valley State University
Hudsonville Public Schools
James and Jane Welch Foundation
John Knox Presbyterian Church
John W & Margaret G Bertsch Charitable Foundation
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Lee & Birch
Level One Bank
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Inc.
Meijer Inc., Subsidiaries & Affiliates
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Mercy Health Physician Partners hospitality Team
Miedema Asset Management Group
Mister Car Wash
NVINT Proven Technology Solutions
Open Systems Technologies
Progressive | AE
Rhoades McKee PC Attorneys & Counselors
Steenland Insurance Agency
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
The Buist Foundation
The Donald D Mateer Foundation
The Jerry and Marcia Tubergen Foundation
The Mall Family Foundation
Vander Laan Family Foundation