“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!


“When they have a Sack Supper that they can count on every night, isn’t that right?”

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September 27, 2019
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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

ADAC Automotive
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
Centennial Securities Co., LLC
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
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
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

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