BOMA West Michigan
PO Box 68731

Grand Rapids, MI 49516
Phone: 616.301.0091







Kids Food Basket Facility and Farm Tour

  • 10/13/2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 1300 Plymouth Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
  • 17


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BOMA WEST MICHIGAN is pleased to announce a live October event!

Kids Food Basket Facility and Farm Tour with Lunch at the Barn



Date:  Wednesday October 13, 2021

Time:  11:30AM - 1:00PM

Location:  1300 Plymouth Ave NE, Grand Rapids 49505

Kids Food Basket:

Did you know that about 1 in 5 local kids are affected by hunger?  In 2001, a Grand Rapids principal spoke about seeing some of her students digging through the trash to find food scraps to take home for dinner.  In response to this story, Mary K. Hoodhood set in motion a community response that turned into Kids Food Basket (KFB).  In 2002, KFB served sack meals to 125 students from 3 schools.  Today they serve 9,000 kids in Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties.  In 2019, they finished up a building project with a new 30,000 square foot facility and 10-acre farm.  Kids Food Basket cares about West Michigan!  Their mission is to provide healthy meals to students so that they can reach their full learning potential.  Come with BOMA West Michigan and tour the newly constructed amazing Kids Food Basket facility and farm.  See where they grow some of the nourishing food they use and hear about how they are impacting Western Michigan.  After the tour, join us for boxed lunches at their covered, barn patio and picnic tables.  Don't miss this incredible event!

Tour Speakers:

Claire Timmer (Kids Food Basket Stewardship and Hospitality Coordinator)

Ben Nyhoff (Kids Food Basket Associate Director of Development)

Registration Fees: 

  • $25 cost for members
  • $45 cost for nonmembers


  • 11:20AM-11:30AM Sign-in
  • 11:30AM Announcements with Spencer Olson
  • 11:35AM Sponsorship Commercial
  • 11:40AM Kids Food Basket Tour
  • 12:20PM-1:00PM Lunch at the Kids Food Basket barn patio

The Particulars - Please Read Carefully:

  • Bring a mask to wear for the indoor tour portions
  • Dress for the weather as the farm portion of this tour and lunch are outdoors.
  • By attending this event, you recognize that you are attending at your own risk, and you agree to not hold the venue, the program's organizers, or any attendees responsible should you contract any communicable disease around the time of the event.
  • All individuals planning to attend must adhere to the CDC's recommended preventative measures at all times while at the event.
  • Please do not attend if you have a fever, are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been exposed to Covid-19 within the last 14 days.


   Thank you to our 2021 Gold Sponsors!






           Thank you to our 2021 Silver Sponsors!


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