Supporting Kids Food Basket #KFBGoOrange Day!

March 28, 2016 2:52 pm

Kids’ Food Basket is a local nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. Their Sack Supper Program serves nearly 7,000 kids each weekday in West Michigan, according to the organization’s website. Sack suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal —nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies.

Mercy Health contributed to the cause on #KFBGoOrange Day on Thursday, March 24, by assembling the non-perishable goods for 400 sack suppers. While an hour and a half was planned for the activity, our group of 30 zealous volunteers packaged all the food in a mere 15 minutes!

“Orange is the color for hunger awareness,” said Michelle Covington, development manager for Kids’ Food Basket.

Colleagues posed with oranges in their mouths and dressed in orange to show their support for the day. Even President Bill Manns joined in!

Thanks to the more than 60 volunteers who came to The Urban Platter to show support!

For more information, please go to www.kidsfoodbasket.org.

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