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. In May of 2015, we introduced our organization’s model in Holland to serve more meals and reach more children in need. With the help and support of the Holland community, we have continued to grow and are now reaching 800 children at five schools. The Kids’ Food Basket Holland Program is fully funded and supported by the Holland community. Learn more about our Grand Rapids and Muskegon locations.
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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!
“Over 70% of our students currently qualify for free or reduced lunch.”
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.