Kids’ Food Basket opens another location
A childhood hunger nonprofit headquartered in Grand Rapids has added another location along the lakeshore.
Kids’ Food Basket, which serves about 7,000 kids in 38 schools throughout Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland, recently announced it would be hosting a grand opening at its new location in Holland at Peace Lutheran Church, 389 James St. The ceremony is scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23.
KFB officials said nearly 8,400 children in Ottawa County are currently living in poverty and may not know where or when they will be eating their next meal. The newHolland location will help solve that problem.
“Since launching the satellite location in Holland this past spring, we’ve seen the Holland community do incredible things; chiefly, providing hundreds of kids at two schools with the nutrition they need to learn and live well, every weekday,” said Bridget Clark Whitney, KFB executive director.
“Our goal is to host and empower the community to ensure that every child has access to good nutrition in order for proper brain development. We are honored to call Holland home. There are a variety of socio-economic factors that put kids in the situations where they need these meals. But the one thing we know for sure, kids simply need to get fed every day. It would be irresponsible for us not to grow.”