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Foster Kent Kids partnership to distribute over 100 meals to foster families for Valentine's Day

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Posted at 6:28 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 06:35:03-05

KENT COUNTY  —  Foster Kent Kids West Michigan Partnership for Children is spreading the love and distributing over 100 meals to area foster families for Valentine's Day.

They are teaming up with The Candied Yam and Closet of Hope to make it happen. They're planning to distribute 115 to local foster families.

“Together with Foster Kent Kids we are excited to celebrate foster families and love on them with a special Valentine’s meal that they don’t have to cook,” said Julie Driver, Closet of Hope co-founder. “We seek to serve this community to help lighten their heavy load and remind them that we are in this together.”

Closet of Hope provides free clothing and other items to local foster kids.

“Before being adopted, I experienced food insecurity, rummaging through trash cans in order to eat,” says Jessica Ann Tyson, owner of The Candied Yam. “I’m excited to help Foster Kent Kids provide meals to local families because food is meant to be cooked with love and shared with family, friends, and community.”

Meal distribution is set for February 13.