"I am 110% sure that the Sack Supper Program contributed to the increase of our test scores."- Shawn Hurt, Former Principal at Edgewood Elementary School


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 2012, we introduced our second location, replicating our proven Grand Rapids model to help serve and reach more children in need. With the help of the Muskegon community, Kids’ Food Basket introduced our Sack Supper program at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in April 2012. Since then, Kids’ Food Basket has grown to serve approximately 1,100 children at four schools in Muskegon each weekday! The Kids’ Food Basket Muskegon Program is fully funded and supported by the Muskegon community. Click here to learn more about our Grand Rapids and Holland locations.

Mapping Hunger


Muskegon 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!


“The [Sack Supper] was the only thing that this child had had that was the same from one foster care home to the next.”

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

ADAC Automotive
Auto-Owners Insurance
Baker College
Cannon Muskegon Corporation
Central United Methodist Church
Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc.
Fruitport Public Schools
Life Change Church
Michigan Irish Music Festival
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
Northern Cross Foundation
Pepperidge Farms
State of Michigan Department of Corrections
Trinity Health At Home
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Healthy Hero

Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter
Eagle Alloy
Gordon Food Services
Grand Haven Christian Schools
Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan
Reeths-Puffer Public Schools
Spring Lake Public Schools
The Gerber Foundation
United Way of the Lakeshore

Anti-Hunger Advocate

Crazy R1st Assured Bail Bonds
Bayer Corporation
D & D Logistics, LLC
GE Aviation
Great Lakes Fresh Market
Hackley Community Care Center Inc.
Harbor Point Medical
Hearthstone Bistro
Lake Harbor United Methodist Church
Lakeside Emporium
Levi Pulver Chiropractic
Muskegon Catholic Central
Nichols Paper & Supply
North Muskegon Public Schools
Oakridge Public Schools
Orchard View Public Schools
Ravenna Public Schools
Spring Lake Public Schools
Varnum – Attorneys at Law
Webb Chemical
West Shore Cardiology
Womens Division Chamber of Commerce

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