GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Emergency food assistance to families impacted by the extreme weather is being provided by a group of Grand Rapids non-profits. 

Kids’ Food Basket announced a partnership Wednesday with the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, The Rapid and Seymour Christian Reformed Church.

"What we did is clear out all of our warehouses in all three, in Holland, Muskegon and Kent County so we're taking all of our inventory and taking it downtown to these distribution sites," Kids Food Basket Founding CEO Bridget Clark Whitney said.

All three locations, as well as Kids’ Food Basket, will be distribution sites for food  on Thursday, Jan. 31 and Friday, February 1, from 11:30 am-2 pm. 

“During severe weather events like this one, we all have to pull together to meet the critical needs of our community. We’re glad Kids’ Food Basket reached out and are happy to support their efforts,” Andrew Johnson, The Rapid CEO. 

Location information:

  • The David D. Hunting YMCA, from 11:30AM-3:00PM, 475 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids. 
  • The Rapid Central Station, from 11:30AM-3:00PM, 250 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids. 
  • Hispanic Center, from 11:30AM-3:00PM, 1204 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids. 
  • LINC Up, from 11:30AM-3:00PM, 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids. 
  • Steepletown in Conjunction with Saint Adalbert, from 11:30AM-3:00PM, 671 Davis Ave NW # 1, Grand Rapids. 
  • Wyoming High School, from 11:30AM-3:00PM, 1350 Prairie Pkwy SW, Wyoming. 
  • Godfrey Lee Early Childhood Center, from 11:30AM-1:30PM, 961 Joosten St SW, Wyoming. 
  • Kids’ Food Basket, 2055 Oak Industrial Drive, from 11:30AM-5:00PM, Suite C, Grand Rapids. 

Muskegon distribution sites:

  • Boys and Girls Club Muskegon Lakeshore Sites, from 12:00PM-2:00PM,
  • Nelson Elementary Club Site, (Look for the BGC Van), 550 W Grand Ave.
  • Muskegon Covenant Academy Teen Zone- (Main Entrance) 125 Catherine Ave.
  • Muskegon Heights Teen Zone- (Tiger Way Entrance) 2441 Sanford St.
  • Orchard View Community Education Building, from 10:30 AM-12:00PM, 1765 Ada Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442 *Students of Orchard View, Cardinal or early elementary welcome

 Kids’ Food Basket serves over 8,000 kids at 48 schools in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland. More than 250 volunteers each day help prepare, pack and deliver Sack Suppers.

"With inclement weather like this, with a snow emergency like this, that absence is really felt, that absence of meals," Clark Whitney said.

 Anyone wanting to help can click here for more information

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