Friday, July 23, 2010
Kids' Food Basket is Moving!!
From their beginnings serving 125 kids each school day with sack suppers, Kids' Food Basket has become a force for attacking childhood hunger. With your help, over 2,500 kids now receive sack suppers each weekday during the school year and at over 20 sites throughout the summer.
The success of the sack supper program, along with growing poverty rates in our community, have created an increased demand for Kids' Food Basket's services. Hundreds of volunteers and supporters like you have stepped forward to help meet the need - so much so that they've run out of room!
That's why they're excited to share that Kids' Food Basket will soon have the space to match their community's support and meet the growing need for sack suppers! They hope you'll join them for the next phase in their attack on childhood hunger.
Their new address:
Kids' Food Basket
2055 Oak Industrial Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Their current space has been maximized, while the need for their programs continues to grow and more volunteers offer their help. In the first three years in their new home, Kids' Food Basket will double the number of kids receiving sack suppers.
How will the move affect volunteers?
Until late August, volunteers will continue to come to the current location. Later this summer they will announce details about volunteering at the new location, including specific moving dates and times, an open house event, and more.
When will the move happen?
They will begin the building process at their new space in July, move to their new location in late August, and begin operations there in September.
Can I help?
Yes! They are grateful to many friends who have already offered to help Kids' Food Basket move or have made a donation to support moving costs. To volunteer or make a gift, please go to http://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/.
How will the move affect sack supper delivery?
The sack supper program will not be interrupted by the move. Summer sack supper packing and delivery to local parks will take place at the current location, and sack supper packing and delivery for the 2010-2011 school year will be launched at the new location during the third week of September.