The Demand is Growing
Kids’ Food Basket is a community solution to childhood hunger. As demand for our services grows, we must have a plan that not only addresses today’s needs but focuses on how we can empower the community to attack childhood hunger in the future. This is our strategy for July 2015-2018:
From soil to Sack Supper. Kids’ Food Basket has secured the purchase of 14 acres as a new home for its operations – the largest remaining farm in Grand Rapids city limits. This new location will allow us to expand with room to grow. The farm is also a new opportunity for educating youth and adults on the value of nutrition through innovative programs and learning.
At our core, Kids’ Food Basket is committed to being an equitable and inclusive organization. We find strength from diverse perspectives, and we benefit from seeking out and embracing community voices from all backgrounds and experiences. We are intentional in building and nurturing diverse talent for our staff, board members and community partners. We strive to build trust and deepen connections with the children and families we serve, to foster understanding and learn from their insights.
We will expand our methods and practices to serve more daily meals at our Kent County flagship location. Kids’ Food Basket seeks to serve additional schools through the continued growth of advocacy partners and the development of weekend hunger-response programming.
We help every student, whether they are affected by hunger or not, understand and experience the power they have to end childhood hunger. Kids Helping Kids leads and educates young people in civic engagement and volunteerism, and empowers youth to build the habit of giving and grow their leadership skills.
We work for the day when every child is nourished. We are growing our existing satellites and developing new locations to serve more meals and reach more children in need.