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Our next playgroup is Monday evening, December 14, 6:30-7:30. The wise and talented Rev. Jodi Baron and Grace Episcopal Church will be hosting.
We will be reading the book Maddie’s Fridge. A wonderful story about childhood hunger.
We will also play and serve together supporting West Michigan’s Kids’ Food Basket.
At Kids’ Food Basket sack suppers are delivered to students throughout the school year to bridge the gap so school lunch is not the last meal of the day. In the summer sack suppers are delivered through local park programs. They serve nearly 7,000 kids in the West Michigan area.
Kids’ Food Basket is unique in its Kids Helping Kids initiative that allows children to serve at their on-site locations, something that is not always possible in nonprofits.
49,560 children living in Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties are food insecure. There are many schools on the waiting list to be served by Kids’ Food Basket. When most of us have more than enough, these statistics are heartbreaking. We need not travel far to know hunger.
I hope many families will come out this busy holiday season to serve together! Join our Facebook Event Page to ask questions and get updates.
What does hunger look like where you live? What organizations meet the needs of food insecurity well? How could your family contribute?