"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 8,200 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.

Phone: 616.796.8471

Address: 389 James St. Back half of Peace Lutheran Church

Mapping Hunger


Ottawa County receiving free/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!


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

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September 19, 2019

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September 8, 2019
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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

Anti-Hunger Advocate

Barber Ford
Brian Alexander Studio, LLC
BuhlerPrince Inc.
Central Park Reformed Church
Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt
Disher Design
Distinctive MFG Group
Eastbrook Homes Inc.
Evoqua Water Technologies
Fellowship Reformed Church
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church of Holland
Hope College
Lugers Family Foundation
Mead Johnson
MKS Wealth Advisors of Raymond James
Sekisui Polymer Innovations
Simple Living Design
Walmart Foundation
Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.

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