Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall Shopping Expo to Support Zion Community Food Pantry

IM Kids 3rd Meal Bag-a-thon!

September is Hunger Action Month! Join the fight against childhood hunger in your community. 

IM Kids 3rd Meal is a feeding program committed to ending childhood hunger by providing daily evening meals to food insecure children. 
Calling all brown bag artists! Classrooms,4-H, scouts, churches or any community groups, help IM Kids 3rd Meal reach their goal of collecting 10,00 decorated lunch sacks during Hunger Action Month. Drop off decorated bags at the Ionia ISD office or IM Kids 3rd Meal facility.

IM Kids 3rd Meal is also in need of some more volunteers to make sandwiches(Fridays 9-11) and to pack meals (Wednesdays 11-1). Could you help out one day a week, or once a month???

Local Businesses Support IM Kids 3rd Meal

Many local businesses supported IM Kids 3rd Meal for September Hunger Action Month through the Eat Local, Give Local and Dinner Plates Campaign.  If you enjoyed the food and beverages at any of these great local businesses, YOU helped to support IM Kids 3rd Meal!

Other local businesses have supported IM Kids 3rd Meal at special events where funds were raised such as the Soap Box Derby that took place during Oz Fest in Ionia!

Soap Box Derby revenues donated to IM KIDS 3rd Meal!
Hamblin Body Shop held the 3rd Annual Soap Box Derby and donated the proceeds back into the community. Hamblin Body Shop presented a check of $710.37 to the IM Kids 3rd Meal program on Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00 AM.
Roger, Roxanne and Donna Kammers explained that the Soap Box Derby is a bracket competition event for kids in the community to use their imagination and create their own ‘gravity’ driven car. Roger Kammers said “It is a fun event for kids and that is why we chose to donate to IM Kids 3rd Meal; IM Kids 3rd Meal is for kids.”
In Ionia County 1 in 5 children are food insecure and in Montcalm County 1 in 4 are food insecure. IM Kids 3rd Meal is a feeding program that provides daily evening meals to food insecure children in Ionia and Montcalm counties.
IM Kids 3rd Meal is thankful for the gracious donation from local businesses in Ionia and Montcalm Counties! Every dollar donated to the program goes to purchasing the food that goes into the 3rd meals. Each 3rd meal contains five food groups and approximately 1,000 calories, ready-to-be-consumed five nights a week.For more information on how you or your company can support IM Kids 3rd Meal program, please call IM Kids 3rd Meal at 616-527-4900, email or visit

Thank YOU Ionia County Intermediate School District and the AmeriCorps VISTA team for organizing such a great program with the support of local businesses and groups to ensure that No Kid will have to go to bed hungry!