Go Orange to fight childhood hunger in West Michigan

Posted at 6:31 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 06:32:33-04

FOX 17 is continuing our work with Kids' Food Basket to raise awareness about childhood hunger. Every March we shine a spotlight on the need in West Michigan, because the reality is that 1 in 5 kids can't count on having access to good, nourishing food every day.

In fact, Kids' Food Basket says they serve 7,500 kids every single day, and the need is growing.

This Friday, March 22, is Kids' Food Basket's Go Orange Day, with events planned across West Michigan:

Go Orange on the JDEK!

Join Kids’ Food Basket on the JDEK at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids on Go Orange Day, March 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wear your orange, because at 6:30 p.m. there will be a group photo of everyone rallied together to raise awareness for kids in our community. Enjoy music, cocktails, a Go Orange selfie station, and a chance to admire the Blue Bridge lit up orange! 10% of proceeds from an orange cocktail will benefit Kids’ Food Basket.

Hearthstone Bistro Give Back Day

Hearthstone Bistro is donating 10 percent of sales to Kids’ Food Basket on Go Orange Day, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hearthstone Bistro is located at 3350 Glade St., in Muskegon.

Go Orange at New Holland Brewing Pub in Holland

Join us at New Holland Brewing Company’s Pub on 8th Street in Holland all day for Go Orange Day! Wear your orange and bring a friend as we rally together to raise awareness for the 1 in 5 kids in West Michigan affected by hunger. Children will receive an orange slice and a paper bag to decorate!

There are a lot of other community events taking place this month, including a volunteering event Thursday .

FOX 17 will be live at Kids' Food Basket on Go Orange Day to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the operation.