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Good nutrition changes lives. 

Twelve years ago, Kids’ Food Basket launched in Muskegon County, investing in the health, education and nutrition of children through the nourishment of evening meals called Sack Suppers. Together, we’ve grown to ensure that over 1,800 nutritious meals make it into the hands of Muskegon kids each weekday.

And yet, there is more work to be done. We are only serving 11% of the need in Muskegon County.

Over 16,000 children in Muskegon County live at or near the poverty rate. Almost two-thirds of the total student population in Muskegon qualify for free and reduced-cost breakfast and lunch, the highest county in West Michigan. 

The urgency to scale our operations to meet this need has become undeniable. 

We are searching for a permanent home in Muskegon.

This expanded space will allow us to increase our programming capacity and add more schools to our service list, getting Sack Suppers to more children.

This impact will go beyond Sack Suppers. The new facility will:

  • Enhance our critical volunteer services.
  • Provide on-site nutrition education opportunities for kids.
  • Facilitate deep community connections.
  • Ensure long-term sustainability for our programming.

As a supporter and Kids’ Food Basket advocate, you have been a crucial part of our community. Every meal you’ve helped fund, prepare, pack and deliver ensures that our community’s future generations will help Muskegon go! 

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Secure success for more Muskegon kids!

The Feeding Our Future Campaign is seeking $2.7 million to ensure a future in which all children have access to the nourishment that fosters their lifelong health and limitless potential. 

Your investment will have an immediate impact on the lives of children in our community. By making a gift today, you help empower a future generation of healthy West Michigan children.

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who further our food equity work in Muskegon!

Honorary Cabinet Members

Matt Cortez

Laura Kelsey, MD

Andrew and Kimberly Sims

Honorary Cabinet Members

Gary Allore

Deb DeVoursney

Julie Donahue 

John Essex

Amy Heisser

Sonya Hernandez

Joan Majeski

Kay Olthoff

Allen and Mistelle Serio

Kim Van Kampen

Operational Cabinet

Sherry Becker

Alana Matayas-Brower

Claudia Bryant

Tamare Jackson-Gatewood

MaryAnn Winsemius Gereaux

Jason Pliml

Levi Pulver

Denise Sabo

Brent Warren

Patrice Watson

Endorsement Council


Jim Fisher

Todd Folkert

LaKisha Harris

Hines Corporation

Jim and Barrie Loeks

Jim Nielson

Steve and Debbie Olsen

Quality Tool & Stamping

Verplank Trucking

Wesco Inc.

John and Kathy Workman