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Blue Cross donating $500K for community support

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 19:19:13-04

DETROIT — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is donating $500,000 to support community-based organizations across Michigan to support people in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

In West Michigan, some of the funds are going to Kids Food Basket in Kent, Allegan and Ottawa counties.

“Blue Cross has been actively engaged in school-based nutrition programs for more than a decade in Michigan, so we know the urgent need that some kids have to get their meals at school. It’s critical to identify and feed these vulnerable kids while school is out,” said Daniel J. Loepp, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan president and CEO.

School districts across the state are also stepping up to feed kids while school is canceled. Parents who have children in need of food can go to their local district’s website for information on meal distribution plans.