Who We Are

Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. We began over a decade ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 7,500 kids each weekday in West Michigan. Sack Suppers are evening meals that are well-rounded and nutritious —nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies. Watch a video about Kids' Food Basket fight against childhood hunger. 

With these evening meals, we attack childhood hunger by:

  • Serving kids directly. Sack Suppers are distributed within classrooms or at local parks, meaning every child who needs one can get one easily and safely.

  • Creating an engine for volunteering. Our work is driven by the love and support of our community, with nearly 250  volunteers packing and delivering Sack Suppers each week day. Many more lead juice box and snack drives and fund drives.

  • Empowering kids to help each other. Through volunteering and educational programs, we help kids understand hunger and lead projects to end it. 33% of hours volunteered come from youth under age 18.

Learn More

Meet our founder, Mary K. Hoodhood, and learn how Kids' Food Basket began. Meet our staff and board -- we are a small team that is supported by hundreds of volunteers every day! It is only with the support of the West Michigan community that Kids' Food Basket has been able to serve so many kids in such a short period of time. 

Kids' Food Basket works for the day that every kid is nourished to be the best in school and life. Kids' Food Basket is a registered 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization. You can review our most recent 990 here. For more information about Kids' Food Basket Audited Financial Statement click here. 

Please feel free to contact us about our 990 or Audited Financial Statements here