Kids’ Food Basket welcomes all to inaugural Fall Festival

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Over the summer and fall, KFB harvested more than 100,000 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits at the KFB farm and was able to distribute much of the harvest to local community partners in need. Courtesy Kids Food Basket

Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) will host its first Fall Festival from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

The festival will take place on the Kids’ Food Basket Farm at 1300 Plymouth Ave. NE in Grand Rapids.

KFB welcomes community members of all ages to celebrate the end of harvest season with fall treats, lawn games, volunteer opportunities and activity stations. Guests may come and go during the open house-style event as they please. Activities will highlight the KFB Learn commitment and educational programming around eating and growing healthy, fresh produce. Guests also will have opportunities to enjoy raw honey produced by the “KFBees” who live on the farm.

Over the summer and fall, KFB harvested more than 100,000 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits at the KFB farm and was able to distribute much of the harvest to local community partners in need. Community Food Club, St. Alphonsus food pantry and Noor’s Heaven all received produce donations, while items such as cucumbers, green peppers and sugar snap peas went directly into “Sack Suppers,” which seek to feed and nourish children with a healthy evening meal.

“We are honored to welcome our neighbors to the Kids’ Food Basket Farm and be chief hosts for our first ever fall festival,” said President and CEO Bridget Clark Whitney. “At Kids’ Food Basket, our farming programs provide tens of thousands of servings of fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced families. We develop partnerships and collaborations that reduce food insecurity and increase food equity in West Michigan. We are grateful that this event brings the opportunity to share this critical work with our community.”

For additional event information, visit kidsfoodbasket.org/kfb-events/fallfest.

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