Many children in Western Michigan do not have easy access to three meals a day. This basic need is essential for providing children the nourishment they need to stay attentive in school and is crucial for healthy development.
Fortunately, there are organizations in our community that pay attention. Tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to decorate bags that are packed with sack meals for the children who are food-insecure. This donation will help to provide food and a smile to the children in need. The Kruizenga Art Museum is opening its doors from 4 to 8 p.m. to sponsor this event that allows any and all who are interested to come by and decorate a bag for the Children’s Food Basket.
The Kids Food Basket is an organization that provides dinner to children who may not know where their next meal is coming from. These Sack Suppers are packed inside decorated bags before distribution. Currently 800 Sack Suppers per week are passed out to children in Holland alone. This number is even greater in the Muskegon and Grand Rapids communities.
This is an opportunity that will allow participate to spread joy through creative expression and provide a necessary meal to children in need. By receiving the decorated bags, the children are provided not only with physical nourishment but also with the sense that the bags were created with them in mind. The decorated bags are so important. They allow the children to have something to look forward to, a gift they feel was made for them and something that they hang on to with a sense of ownership. The ability to offer these decorated Sack Suppers to a child is an invaluable expression of love and consideration that will not go unnoticed.
This event is open to everybody. You may come and go as you please. In addition, snacks will be provided. Feel free to explore the artwork in the exhibit while you decorate. It is also a chance to get to de- stress during midterm study time. Currently the Kruizenga Art Museum is featuring printmaking. In line with this theme, stamps will be provided to help decorate. All supplies necessary for decorating will be provided. Please consider taking some time out of your busy day to help make a unique and impactful difference in the life of a child.
If students are unable to attend this event but are still interested in helping to support this cause, there are many volunteer opportunities that everyone is invited to check out at http://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/about-us/who-we-are.