“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 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.

Phone: 616.235.4532

Address: 1300 Plymouth NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505


A Campaign for West Michigan Children

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Mapping Hunger


Kent County children receiving free and/or reduced meals
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!


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?”

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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

Healthy Hero

Altria Group Inc.
Andy J. Egan Company, Inc.
Betten Baker Buick
Blackwell Insurance Services LLC
Blue Diamonds
Build-a-Bear Foundation
Butterball Farms Inc.
Caroline Bell
Caverley Home Inspections
Central Woodlands
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
D&D Logistics, LLC
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Edelweiss Club Of Grand Rapids and Oktoberfest West Michigan
Express Employment Professionals
Feldpausch Foundation
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Foam It
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
Keller Foundation
Lacks Enterprises
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
Motown Soup
Novo Chiropractic
NSF Foundation
NVINT Proven Technology Solutions
Open Systems Technologies
Progressive | AE
Rhoades McKee PC Attorneys & Counselors
Solarbos Inc. 
Spectrum Health
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
Umlor Orchards
Vander Laan Family Foundation
Williams Group
Wolverine Worldwide

Anti-Hunger Advocate

AAA Call Center
ACI Parts Warehousing
ADAC Automotive
Advance Packaging Corp.
Allience Financial & Insurance
Appletree Christian Learning Center
Aquinas College
Atomic Object
Baker Book House Company
Barnabas Foundation
Baudville, Inc.
Blue Medora LLC
Brewery Vivant
Brown Tassell Foundation
C & R Family Chiropractic
Cascade Chiropractic Clinic
CASCADE engineering
Cascade Hills Country Club
Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
Centennial Securities Co LLC
Comerica Bank
Control Solutions Inc.
Crestwood Elementary
Design Design
Dominican Sisters – Grand Rapids (Marywood Apts)
Eastbrook Homes, Inc.
Eikenhout, Inc.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Erhardt Construction
Experience Grand Rapids
Faith United Church of God

FASTSIGNS Of Grand Rapids
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Fifth Third Bank
First Christian Reformed Church
First National Bank Of Michigan
Gale Plumbing & Hydronics, Inc.
GE Aviation
General Mills Inc.
Gentex Corporation
Grand Rapids Consumers Credit Union
Grand Rapids Kiwanis Foundation
Grand Rapids Puddle of the Blue Goose
Grand Valley Community Of Christ
GVL Floral (Gail Vander Laan Floral)
Hudsonville Christian School
Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, Inc.
Hungerford Nichols
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.
J&H Oil Company/Exit 76 Corp.
Jeffrey Richard Salon, LLC

John and Judy Spoelhof Foundation
JP Dermody Inc
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Kent Career Tech Center
Kent Companies
Kent Manufacturing
Kentwood Public Schools
Keystone Community Church
Lorelei Foundation Inc
Mayflower Congregational Church
Meijer Young Professionals
Meritage Hospitality Group (Wendy’s Of Michigan)
Michigan Office Solutions
Molina Healthcare of Michigan
North Star Medical Equipment
Northwestern Mutual
Old National Trust Company
Pepperidge Farm/Campbell Soup
Plastic Mold Technology, Inc.
Paul Buiten
Praxair Inc Worldwide HQ
Promedico LLC
Quantum Leap Communications

Ramona’s Table
River City Foundation
Robert and Marcia Schaub Family Foundation
Rockford Ambulance
Rockford Public Schools
Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish
Schaafsma Heating and Cooling
Scott Group Studio
Share the Dough
Simple Living Design
SYMM- Care Services Inc.
Synchrony Financial
Tacos El Cunado / Luna Taqueria Cocina
TCC Gives Inc.
The Columbus Foundation
The Joseph Foundation
The KR Group
Top Distributing Company Inc.
Trinity Health Tax Department
Tyson Foods Inc
United Way
Varnum LLP
Walmart Corporate Giving
Walmart Foundation
Wealthy Elementary School
West Michigan Association Of Insurance Agents
West Michigan Community Bank
William B. Bowie Foundation
West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc
Wilbur-Ellis Company

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