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“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 8,800 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 Ottawa +Allegan locations.

Phone: 616.235.4532

Address: 1300 Plymouth NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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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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

Fueling Success Fueling Success Over a decade ago, Sibley Elementary was labeled by the state as a failing school. Today, the school is thriving. Scores are higher, and truancy has dropped. Kids’ Food Basket Sack Suppers were a key factor enabling students to focus on school, not hunger, and ensuring they have proper nutrition for brain development. Extra Ketchup Extra Ketchup Every day at school, Katie took a few ketchup packets from the lunchroom. When asked by a teacher why she does this, she shared, “When my grandma and I get enough packets, we make tomato soup.” How can Katie reach her potential without consistent, nutritious meals? On the Rise On the Rise Mr. Hurt, the Principal at Edgewood Elementary School, shared with us that his students increased their MEAP scores by 21%. Significant progress has been made, and with conviction, he is “110% sure that the Sack Supper Program contributed to the increase in the test scores."

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
Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation
Eaton Aerospace Group
Edelweiss Club Of Grand Rapids and Oktoberfest West Michigan
Express Employment Professionals
Feeding America West Michigan
Feldpausch Foundation
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Forest Hills Financial
General Mills Foundation Hometown Grantmaking Program
Gillett Family Foundation Trust
Gordon Food Service (GFS) Marketplace Headquarters
Grand Rapids Christian Schools
Grand Rapids Metrology
Grand Valley State University
Grandville Public Schools
Hudsonville Public Schools
James and Jane Welch Foundation
John Knox Presbyterian Church
JP Dermody Inc
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Keller Foundation
Kent Manufacturing
Lee & Birch
Level One Bank
Lion Rock Charitable Trust
Live Nation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Inc.
Meijer Inc., Subsidiaries & Affiliates
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Mercy Health Physician Partners hospitality Team
Micro Kickboard
Miedema Asset Management Group
Mister Car Wash
Money Mailers LLC
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Motown Soup
NSF Foundation
NVINT Proven Technology Solutions
Open Systems Technologies
Progressive | AE
Relish Works
Rhoades McKee PC Attorneys & Counselors
Service Express Inc.
Solarbos Inc. 
Spectrum Health
Steenland Insurance Agency
St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church 
The Donald D Mateer Foundation
The Jerry and Marcia Tubergen Foundation
The Mall Family Foundation
Umlor Orchards
University of Giving
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
Gentex Corporation
Grand Rapids Consumers Credit Union
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
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Kent Career Tech Center
Kent Companies
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
Varnum LLP
Walmart Corporate Giving
Walmart Foundation
Wealthy Elementary School
West Michigan Association Of Insurance Agents
West Michigan Community Bank
West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc
Wilbur-Ellis Company