Committed to Ending Childhood Hunger in Ionia and Montcalm Counties.

IM Kids 3rd Meal Receives Award

IM Kids starts expansion.

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(Left to Right: Robert Kjolhede, Deborah Wagner, Margaret Helmer, Rob Spangler)

IM Kids 3rd Meal was awarded the “2014 Reichle Award” from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Outstate Michigan on February 10, 2015.  This is one of two awards that RMHC presents each year. Rob Spangler, McDonald’s Owner/Operator and grandson of Walter Reichle presented the award.

The Reichle Award “recognizes the purpose and passion of those who help lift children to a better tomorrow.” Along with this prestigious award comes a check of $2,500 that will support IM Kids 3rd Meal’s efforts in fighting to end childhood hunger in Ionia and Montcalm Counties.

The award is in memory of Walter Reichle, former McDonald’s Owner/Operator who passed away in 2005.  He opened his first restaurant in 1961 and worked daily for the next 44 years.  He gave generously to many charities, including the Whaley House in Flint, Flint’s McLaren Hospital and the United Presbyterian Church of Flint.

IM Kids 3rd Meal is honored to have received the Reichle award and grateful for the support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Outstate Michigan. This support will assist IM Kids 3rd Meal in providing evening meals and in its expansion to reach more children.  For further information and to apply for a grant through RMHC, the website is

IM Kids 3rd Meal added two additional schools this year bringing the number of schools to 4 with 448 children receiving an evening meal. The four schools include: Emerson, Walnut Hills, Carson City Crystal and Belding.  These children won’t have to worry about what’s for dinner giving them the opportunity to concentrate and perform better in school.

McDonalds Donation 2(Back Row Left to Right: Robert Kjolhede, Rob Spangler, Deborah Wagner, Lesa Dion Front RowLeft to Right: Sandi Clark, Judy Huynh, Edith Stout, Carol Braun)

IM Kids 3rd Meal requires strong community support to make this program a success and reach more students.  For more information on how you or your company can support IM Kids 3rd Meal, please call IM Kids 3rd Meal at 616-527-4900, email or visit

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