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Kids’ Food Basket announces emergency food-assistance sites

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  -- Kids' Food Basket is partnering with some organizations in Grand Rapids to provide emergency food assistance to families dealing with the extreme weather.

The community-based volunteer group announced Wednesday it will be working with the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, The Rapid and Seymour Christian Reformed Church. All three will serve as distribution sites Thursday (January 31) and Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids' Food Basket says in a news release supplemental food and fresh produced will be provided for families in need to take home for additional nutrition. The food items include bananas, pears, apples, carrot packs, pudding and fruit cups, meat sticks, cereal bags, etc.

In addition, the David D. Hunting YMCA will be providing a meal to Grand Rapids Public School students and families through their Food Service Program. The locations are downtown, and accessible via The Rapid bus route.

For the kids and families, Kids’ Food Basket serves, snow days prevent access to meals families often count on. The United Way’s 211 line reported, they simply do not have food resources to share with people calling for assistance," says Kids' Food Basket founding CEO Bridget Clark Whitney.

Kids' Food Basket also is working to identify partners for safe food distribution in Muskegon and Holland.

Distribution sites:

  • Orchard View Community Education Center, 1765 Ada Ave., Muskegon Township, MI 49442
  • The David D. Hunting YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • The Rapid Central Station, 250 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Seymour Christian Reformed Church, 840 Alger St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Kids’ Food Basket, 2055 Oak Industrial Drive, Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
  • Hispanic Center, 1204 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • LINC Up, 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Steepletown in Conjunction with Saint Adalbert, 671 Davis Ave NW # 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 *Enter through the school entrance
  • Wyoming High School, 1350 Prairie Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
  • Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center, 961 Joosten St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
  • Kids’ Food Basket, 2055 Oak Industrial Drive, Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
  • Boys and Girls Club Muskegon Lakeshore Sites
  • Nelson Elementary Club Site, (Look for the BGC Van), 550 W Grand Ave.
  • Muskegon Covenant Academy Teen Zone- (Main Entrance) 125 Catherine Ave.
  • Muskegon Heights Teen Zone- (Tiger Way Entrance) 2441 Sanford St.
    • *Students under the age of 18 picking up their meal at a site will need to be accompanied by an adult. Meals are available to all school aged youth, not just students who attend The Club.

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