Join the Ridge Point Family as We Fill A Bag and Fill A Belly for 600 Children in our Community!
The Fearless Family is For Every Child!
An ordinary as a meal can have an extraordinary impact on a child’s education and quality of life. We are partnering with Kids Food Basket to reach the world around us with extra-ordinary compassion and provide 600 supper packs and 200 personalized paper bags throughout the month of October.
- Beginning October 3, stop by the “Fill a Bag, Fill a Belly” displays and grab a box of qrt. Sized bags. Each box will have list of non-perishable food items that you will purchase.
- Fill each bag with the items listed (Pudding Cup, Fruit Cup or Pouch (no foil tops please), Small Raisin Box, Two .28 oz Meat Sticks) and return to Ridge Point by Oct. 31.
- Each bag will be delivered to child in Ottawa county who is food insecure. This bag will bless a child with supper and the nutrition they need to do their homework, and thrive in school.
- We invite all Ridge Kids to decorate a bag with love and encouragement!
The Fearless Family is For Every Child and we want to pour into the next generation by making sure they have access to regular nutritious meals. Something as ordinary as a meal can have an extraordinary impact on a child’s education and quality of life. When nourished, children can have access to better health, better education and better quality of life.
In Michigan, 1,359,650 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 318,960 are children.1 in 7 children in West Michigan are food insecure. These children often skip meals or buy cheaper, less nourishing food because that’s all they can afford. Research shows that children from families with food insecurity are more likely to have lower math scores, repeat a grade, and experience developmental impairments in areas like language, motor skills and behavior.
One of our local missions partners called Kids’ Food Basket is devoted to fighting this issue.
Kids Food Basket is a grassroots, community solution to childhood hunger. They engage all who care about children reaching their full potential – in school and in life. Currently they are distributing healthy and nutritious meals to 70 distribution sites in Kent, Ottawa, Allegan and Muskegon counties.
SHOP, PACK, PRAY AT HOME
The great thing about this opportunity is that you can do it entirely socially distanced at home! Shop Online to order the items listed and have them delivered directly to your home. Pack the items in quart sized bags and pray for the “bellies” that will be blessed by your gift. Drop off your packed Supper packs to Ridge Point before October 31!