Attacking Childhood Hunger - 5:12
with Bridget Clark Whitney of Kids' Food Basket
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Kids' Food Basket is a nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. They began over a decade ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 7,500 kids each weekday in West Michigan. Sack Suppers are evening meals that are well-rounded and nutritious -nutrition that's critical to the development of kids' brains and bodies. Bridet Clark Whitney of Kids' Food Basket joins host Laurel Hess to talk about the importance of combating childhood hunger. Interview recorded September 21st, 2017.
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