Tuesday, July 19, 2011

sack supper program

The main program at Kids' Food Basket is called the Sack Supper Program. With this program, KFB makes and delivers 800-1,000 calorie sack suppers to almost 4,000 kids each day.

Volunteers assemble sack suppers each day at tables like these at KFB. These tables were designed by KFB and Amway's operation excellence team to be the most efficient, and they did a great job. Each table can produce 600 sack suppers PER HOUR. 

The bags for the suppers are donated and often times decorated by volunteers. Then they are filled with one fresh fruit, one  fresh vegetable, a meat/cheese sandwich, a 100% fruit juice box and a healthy snack such as trail mix. Most of these items are donated by individuals or corporations, or KFB can buy some of the items in bulk at a discounted rate.

During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, KFB provided more than 404,409 sack suppers to children in Kent County. That is a huge number, and their program is growing. They constantly have schools on the waiting list to receive their KFB's help at their school.

If you would like to donate to the sack supper program, click here to view the wish list. Or another easy way is to buy extra large lunch bags and decorate them to make the sack supper a little more special to the child receiving it :)

If you would like more information on how the Sack Supper Program works at Kids' Food Basket, click here to watch a video from their website.

I'm still accepting birthday presents (we are now in birthday WEEK) in the form of 24 of any item on the KFB wish list! Or you can click here to make a financial donation.

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