Since 1978, Davenport University has annually selected a community partner to give back through human and monetary resources. In addition, this partnership serves as a great resource for volunteer opportunities and service-learning projects for the Davenport community.
Kids’ Food Basket, a non profit organization, is a force for "Attacking Childhood Hunger." Our mission is to ensure children in our community do not go to bed hungry. We began over ten years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 6,000 kids each day in greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal —nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies.
One in four Michigan children goes hungry every day, and Kids’ Food Basket is working to change that. We attack childhood hunger by providing nutritious evening meals to kids, and engaging our community through volunteering and education.
Kids’ Food Basket is the only organization focused solely on childhood hunger. We strive to put an end to childhood hunger using an approach that:
Childhood hunger denies dignity, robs kids of their energy, and undermines our community’s stability. The mission of Kids' Food Basket is critical because:
Kids' Food Basket is the only organization dedicated to attacking childhood hunger. We currently provide Sack Suppers to nearly 6,000 kids every day during the school year, plus hundreds more at local sites in the summer.
The schools we serve have an average student population in which 90% or more of students receive free or reduced lunches. Even with this requirement, we currently serve 32 sites, and there is consistent demand for our services. We have a number of schools on our waiting list at any given time.
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