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Displaying items by tag: Kids’ Food Basket

Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:30

People in the News: Aug. 1, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:54

Report: Cryptocurrency donations among top nonprofit trends to watch in 2022

The rapidly growing cryptocurrency phenomenon is emerging as a key fundraising tool for nonprofits that can sustain giving in new ways while also bringing in a younger demographic to philanthropy.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:26

Mercantile Bank forms foundation to sustain charitable giving; aims for $1M a year in donations

Forming a new foundation creates greater structure for Mercantile Bank of Michigan’s corporate philanthropy.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 17 January 2021 12:24

Utility foundations use deep nonprofit network to distribute millions in COVID relief funds

The corporate foundations of the state’s two major energy utilities have distributed nearly $26.5 million in direct relief funds to meet basic needs such as food, shelter and personal protective equipment since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

Published in Nonprofits
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 11:17

West Michigan Hispanic Chamber receives $100,000 Bank of America grant to help Latinx businesses

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will use a $100,000 grant from Bank of America to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Small Business
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 12:37

Gentex announces 5-year donation to Kids’ Food Basket as nonprofit opens new facility

ZEELAND — Gentex Corp. has pledged annual $60,000 donations to Kids’ Food Basket over the next five years to support the nonprofit’s programs, a new Holland facility and a matching fund for additional gifts.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 14:30

Food insecurity a central theme at Jill Biden’s Grand Rapids campaign stop

GRAND RAPIDS — Former Second Lady Jill Biden and congressional candidate Hillary Scholten visited the Kids’ Food Basket headquarters on Tuesday in Grand Rapids to highlight the growing issue of food insecurity.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:40

Los Amigos restaurant surviving pandemic despite funding obstacles

MUSKEGON — Despite initially struggling to access COVID-19 relief funding, Ana Olson has kept Los Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill open with takeout orders throughout the entire pandemic.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 14 June 2020 20:16

Medical marijuana business to open GR production facility, emphasize equitable hiring

GRAND RAPIDS — A Colorado firm plans officially to open a 35,000-square-foot medical marijuana production facility next week in Oak Industrial Park, where it is in the process of harvesting its first batch of product.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 07 June 2020 14:00

Crisis puts spotlight on food issues

One week before schools throughout Michigan were ordered to shut down, leaders with Kids’ Food Basket had already begun to put a plan in place to meet the needs of the children they serve on a daily basis.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 02 February 2020 10:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 2, 2020

This is the growth report for Feb. 2, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 23 January 2020 08:07

Kids’ Food Basket expands in Holland

HOLLAND — Kids’ Food Basket, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit that distributes meals for children, is expanding its efforts in Ottawa and Allegan counties.


Sunday, 24 November 2019 19:35

Organizers aim to unite Holland community via soccer

As someone born and raised in Holland, Trent Ramos noticed a divide among fellow residents.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:43

Advocates identify food insecurity as key workforce challenge for Michigan

In Michigan, the second most diverse agricultural state in America, one in six children goes to bed hungry. That was among the findings in Map the Meal Gap 2019, the latest report from Feeding America on food insecurity and the cost of food at the local level.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:16

Local nonprofits learn to apply human-centered design to drive outcomes

Human-centered design is changing the way nonprofits across Grand Rapids approach complex problems.

Published in Nonprofits

Friday, 13 May 2016 13:02

Tyson Foods donates $80,000 to Kids’ Food Basket

International food processor and marketer Tyson Foods, Inc. has contributed $80,000 to the Sack Supper program at Kids’ Food Basket.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 17 April 2016 16:17

Nonprofit leaders focused on engaging new generation, diversifying workforce

As one of the youngest sectors around, nonprofits are still learning how to balance competition and collaboration on all fronts.

Published in Nonprofits