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Bank foundation gives $40K to nonprofit

May 7, 2019
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Fifth Third Foundation check presentation to Kids' Food Basket
Courtesy Fifth Third Foundation

A bank foundation has given a $40,000 grant to a nonprofit that provides meals to kids in West Michigan.

The Fifth Third Foundation awarded the grant to Kids’ Food Basket last week.

The nonprofit did not disclose specifically how the grant will be used, but it said the funds will support operations in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland.

The foundation said the grant is part of its effort in May to combat hunger across the bank’s footprint. From West Michigan to Florida, the bank has committed to providing 1-million meals to those in need.

“Our employees have volunteered their time with Kid’s Food Basket for years, so we understand how important this grant will be,” said Tom Welch, president, Fifth Third Bank.

“Helping organizations like Kids’ Food Basket provide access to fresh food helps strengthen the family and has positive effects in the classroom and in our community.”

Through its Sack Supper program, Kids’ Food Basket serves more than 8,000 kids at 49 schools in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland.

More than 250 volunteers each day help prepare, pack and deliver the evening meals.

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