March is National Nutrition Month, when people across the country recognize the importance of eating healthy food. However, barriers to food equity still stand in the way of many Michigan families.

Across Michigan, 38% of Michigan households struggle to afford basic necessities, including food.*

Together, we can do something about it. During the month of March, Go Orange with Kids’ Food Basket to raise awareness about childhood hunger and provide healthy, nourishing meals to our community.

Play Tic-Tac-Go Orange!

Engage in fun community activities like enjoying a meal with a KFB restaurant partner, making the Go Orange recipe or decorating brown bags to put a smile on a child’s face. Participate with friends, family or on your own. Finish a row, column or diagonal of activities and win a prize!

Take the Go Orange Challenge.

Businesses and organizations across West Michigan compete in this friendly monthlong challenge. Earn points by participating in activities that break down barriers to food equity, like hosting an off site Supper Pack project. Rack up the most points to earn bragging rights and a trophy. Celebrate with the rest of your community during a special Go Orange happy hour event!

Attend a Dining or Fitness Opportunity!

We have teamed up with some of our favorite West Michigan businesses to bring you a month-long schedule of opportunities that directly support our mission to nourish kids to reach their full potential. 

Participate in Go Orange Week for Kids' Food Basket!

  • From March 5 to 12, West Michigan faith communities Go Orange to join KFB in nourishing our community’s children to reach their full potential.
  • From March 20 to 24, West Michigan schools Go Orange for Kids’ Food Basket by raising awareness and resources for childhood hunger. 

Go Orange with KFB Learn!

  • Make the Go Orange recipe with your family, friends or on your own! This Glazed Carrots recipe below is kid-tested and parent-approved! 
  • Explore our favorite children’s books that discuss the importance of healthy eating, sustainability and community. You can even read along with us!
  • Use the KFB Go Orange bookmark to make sure you don’t lose your page when reading.
  • Celebrate National Reading Month and National Nutrition Month by reading Just Try One Bite with our KFB Learn Team!

Visit KFB and Wear Orange on Go Orange Day!

Orange is the color that represents childhood hunger awareness. Become an advocate for food equity by wearing your favorite orange outfit! We are also accepting donations of Wish List items on March 24, Go Orange Day, at all KFB locations. While you’re here, let us know why YOU Go Orange by participating in our Go Orange Day activity!

More Ways to Go Orange.

  • Show us how you #KFBGoOrange by posting on social media! Tag @kidsfoodbasket on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Give a financial gift that is meaningful to you! Your donation helps KFB continue to provide 10,000 healthy Sack Suppers each week day to West Michigan children.
  • Give your time! Volunteers are the heart and engine of KFB. Every day, we count on hundreds of community members to prep, pack and deliver nourishing Sack Suppers. We welcome volunteers of all abilities and children as young as 5.

*Source: United Way 2021 ALICE Report for Michigan