"Our students can start the day focused on learning instead of hunger."- Corene, Kindergarten Teacher at Woodside Elementary


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.

Mapping Hunger


Ottawa County children are food insecure
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!


“Over 70% of our students currently qualify for free or reduced lunch.”

Upcoming Events


November 27, 2018

Local Partners

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

Sack Attack Supporter

Alliance Financial & Insurance
Baldwin Foundation
Boar’s Head
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland Area
Elhart Automotive
MBG Marketing
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
Motus Integrated Technologies
New Holland Brewing Company
Peace Lutheran Church
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Royal Technologies, Inc.
Trinity Health At Home

Healthy Hero

Ada Bible Church
Bissell Inc.
Holland Christian
Holland Public Schools
Home and Company
Hudsonville Christian Schools
Hungry for Christ
Lakeshore Blessing of the Bikes
Salt & Pepper Pub and Grill, Inc.
Smith Gas Liquids Company
The Shine Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation

Anti-Hunger Advocate

Brian Alexander Studio, LLC
BuhlerPrince, Inc.
Carolyn Stich Studio LCC
Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt
Engedi Church
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Hamilton Community Schools
Holland Junior Welfare
Hungry for Christ
John and Judy Spoelhof Foundation
Macatawa Bank
Morrison Industrial Equipment
Pillar Church
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
Vanguard Charitable
Zeeland Christian Schools

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