IM Kids 3rd Meal is a community driven, not-for-profit, kids feeding program. Entirely volunteer based, our goal is to provide 3rd Meal dinners to food insecure elementary students within Ionia and Montcalm counties. Today, IM Kids 3rd Meal provides 688 meals to students in 11 schools in Ionia and Montcalm counties.
IN ORDER TO KEEP THESE KIDS FED, AND TO FURTHER EXPAND OUR PROGRAM, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Did you know:
100% of donated money goes to the purchase of food!
Why do we need your help?
IM Kids makes approximately 600 sack dinners a day. Every 3rd Meal is made each school day and is delivered to schools in the afternoon for students to pick up and enjoy within a few hours. Each 3rd Meal consists of:
- Sandwich (PB&J or Meat/Cheese)
- Fruit or Vegetable Serving
- 100% Juice Box
- Granola Bar
- Healthy Snack
It costs us approximately $1.33 for every 3rd Meal we make. Feeding America does allow us to purchase at their warehouse for a discount rate, but costs add up quickly: feeding over 600 kids, 5 days a week, 9 months a year at $1.33 each is very expensive!!!!
How can you help? We have several easy ways to donate!
- Host a fundraiser
- Donate online through PayPal (link at the top of the page)
- Donate cash or checks, as a group or individually
- Become a monthly donor
- Become a Sponsor
As a charitable donation, your donation should qualify for a Federal income tax deduction. IM Kids 3rd Meal is operated under 501(c)3 nonprofit called Michigan Center for 21st C. Teaching & Learning.
Send all monetary donations to 2191 Harwood Rd, Ionia MI 48846. Please make checks payable to Ionia County Intermediate School District with IM Kids 3rd Meal in the Memo Line.