GRAND RAPIDS — Kids’ Food Basket has launched a drive to collect 100,000 decorated brown bags in October, leading up to its Brown Bag Decorating Day on Oct. 23.
The nonprofit uses decorated brown paper bags for its Sack Supper program, which provides healthy food to children and families in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent and Muskegon counties.
Through Oct. 23, Kids’ Food Basket is partnering with TCF Bank, which will donate 10 cents for each decorated bag up to $10,000.
Bag donations will be collected all month, leading up to a Brown Bag Decorating Day drive-thru celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each of KFB’s three locations. Community members can drop off their bags and celebrate with KFB from their vehicles.
Donations can also be dropped off prior to the event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at any KFB location or at any TCF Bank branch location in West Michigan during regular business hours.
The organization also encourages mail-in donations of decorated bags for socially distanced participation.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kids’ Food Basket served over 8,800 kids at 52 schools in its four-county service area. Since schools closed in March, the organization has distributed more than 458,000 emergency meals at 70 distribution sites.
For more information on Kids’ Food Basket, visit kidsfoodbasket.org.