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Real Estate Transactions Can Assist Kids Food Basket Provide Nutrition to Michigan Children
Kids Food Basket (KFB) is dedicated to providing nutrition and combating hunger for low-income children in Michigan. As a member of Investing In Communities®, KFB can benefit from most traditional real estate transactions, including home purchases, sales, and leases for commercial space. Already, $3,125 has been raised. When supporters use this platform, at no cost to themselves, they can help Kids Food Basket drive positive and healthy outcomes for children throughout West Michigan communities.
Operating as a grassroots and community-focused organization, KFB serves approximately 8,800 children across 52 different locations in three counties. Leveraging a diverse network of volunteers, KFB strives to help children reach their full potential by providing vitally important food and nutrition. KFB also puts on various special events and programs to encourage community engagement and drive volunteer participation, including Sack Suppers, Kids Helping Kids, and the Popcorn Project.
The Sack Suppers program helps ensure that children receive nutritious food to take home at night. These packed meals are delivered directly to school, enabling children to bring their dinner home with them. There are three core components to every one of these packed meals:
- Brain Food — Each Sack Supper includes nutrition from the five major food groups;
- Healthy Habits — By providing nutritious food and snacks, the Sack Supper program helps children develop healthy eating habits; and
- Touch of Love — Volunteers provide and pack each Sack Supper, ensuring that each meal has a personal touch of love and affection.
The Popcorn Project is closely related to the Sack Suppers program. One of the most popular items in Sack Suppers are individually sized bags of popcorn. These bags of popcorn come from volunteers who adhere to strict requirements for food preparation.
All popcorn under this project must be prepared and assembled in a licensed facility for food preparation. Volunteers must avoid the use of peanut oil as well as wear gloves and hair or beard nets. Upon completion, volunteers can drop off assembled popcorn bags at KFB.
Kids Helping Kids
The Kids Helping Kids program provides children and adolescents with the opportunity to engage in service and give back to their communities. At this point, more than 33 percent of KFB volunteers are under the age of 18 years old. This approach has a widespread impact on youth volunteer participation with more than 10,000 student volunteers annually.
As an offshoot of this program, KFB also established the Youth Action Board to foster the next generation of youth leaders. With more than 100 student leaders representing 20 schools, KFB is able to foster greater advocacy, social engagement, and volunteer work. By building the habit of service and giving at a young age, KFB is helping the leaders of tomorrow understand the importance of nonprofit activities.
Advocate for Proper Child Food & Nutrition in West Michigan
At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about ensuring children receive access to proper food and nutrition can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for Kids Food Basket. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding. Support the mission of Kids Food Basket by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start?
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