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Go Orange for Kids' Food Basket to help the 1 in 5 kids who are food insecure

Posted at 6:01 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 08:07:44-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — You may not know this, but the color orange represents childhood hunger, and an estimated 1 in 5 kids experience food insecurity in West Michigan.

Kids' Food Basket helps to eliminate hunger, feeding a healthy meal to 9,000 children across West Michigan each month.

As of now, they have a total of 290 volunteers helping them pack lunches for kids each day.

For the entire month of March, Kids' Food Basket has partnered with FOX 17 and PNC Bank to help squeeze out childhood hunger in their 7th annual Go Orange month with a series of events planned in our community.

Their mascot, Mr. Orange, also plans to make appearances at a variety of locations in Kent, Muskegon, Allegan, and Ottawa counties. If you see him, you are encouraged to take a picture and share it on social media.

People are encouraged to wear orange throughout the month of March to show their support for the organization and its mission.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, March 1, 2 - 4 p.m.
Go Orange Pop-Up Volunteer Project at the Quest Center at Grand Rapids Christian High School. You can RSVP for the event here.

You are also asked to participate in Wear Orange Day on March 27.

To learn more click here.