BizStream Involves Local Businesses to Help Attack Hunger in West Michigan

By Amanda Hodges on March 08, 2019

BizStream Involves Local Businesses to Help Attack Hunger in West Michigan
On March 6, 2019, team BizStream took a break from their work and gathered around tables and tables of non-perishable food items to assemble Supper Packs for Kids’ Food Basket.  

Kids’ Food Basket is an organization in West Michigan whose mission is to nourish children to reach their full potential in school and in life. One of the methods they use to support their mission is by distributing Supper Packs to school-age children so they do not go hungry at night. Each Sack Supper contains one serving of fruit, one serving of vegetables, one serving of protein and a healthy snack. Supper Packs represent the non-perishable items that are put into each Sack Supper. With the rough weather Michigan has been experiencing this winter, there was an increased need for Sack Suppers and Supper Packs.  



BizStream is a strong supporter of education and technology in the community. BizStream demonstrates its belief in our Core Value, Care, by donating time and funds to help children in the community through such a great organization like Kids’ Food Basket (Grand Rapids and Holland locations). This was the third Kids’ Food Basket event BizStream has hosted. This time around, BizStream increased the number of Supper Packs assembled from 1,000 to 2,000, bringing BizStream’s grand total to over 4,000.

The following companies donated their time and money to help with our most recent Kids’ Food Basket project: Brusveen Chiropractic, Allendale True Value Hardware, ACRE AgTech, and Countryside Greenhouse. With four assembly lines going, the 2,000 Supper Packs were assembled, packed and loaded into a U-haul for delivery to Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI. Everyone had a great time! Even our smallest helpers were having a good time helping those in need!

 

Read more on our past Kids' Food Basket events and how to put together your own event in our blog post, Community Outreach: An Easy Guide For Your Company!

Kids' Food Basket is made possible by the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and community organizations by the donation of their time and/or funds. For more information on how you or your organization can get involved visit https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org

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Amanda is a part-time bookkeeper, and she also takes care of various accounting and office tasks for BizStream. Working part-time allows Amanda to spend the majority of her time taking care of her three young children: Brooke, Jake, and Leah. When she does get a moment to herself, Amanda enjoys going to the gym to do some cardio or just relaxing with a good book by her favorite author, Harlan Coben.

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