GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kids’ Food Basket is partnering with PNC Bank to raise awareness for childhood hunger next month with its “Go Orange” campaign.
The nonprofit says 32% of Michiganders struggle to feed their families, adding that the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult to keep children fed.
Kids’ Food Basket tells us they will hold virtual and socially distant events that community members can take part in to help those experiencing food insecurity.
“At Kids’ Food Basket we are pursuing a future in which all children have access to the nourishment that fosters their lifelong health and limitless potential,” says CEO Bridget Clark Whitney. “We believe that healthy food is a right, not a privilege, which is why we Go Orange in March – to raise awareness in our collective community in order to take one step closer to the shared vision of realizing a hunger-free West Michigan for all of our neighbors.”
We’re told those wishing to lend a hand may do so by supporting local participating restaurants; taking part in Go Orange Day on March 31 by dropping off pudding cups, brown lunch bags, fruit cups or meat sticks (Slim Jims) at all Kids’ Food Basket locations between noon and 5 p.m.; or “Go Orange at Home” by educating others about childhood hunger and sharing photos and posts to social media with #KFBGoOrange.
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