Lots of yummy food in town this weekend

Fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack being held this Saturday

Grand Ledge Public Schools have over 1,300 students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program because they are considered “at risk for food insecurity,” which means they have inconsistent access to food at home. While these children are fed at school on the subsidized breakfast and lunch programs, what happens to these children on the weekends? Food insecurity doesn’t take a break on the weekends.

That’s where Blessings in a Backpack Grand Ledge steps in! They want to ensure that these students have access to food over the weekend, so they can show up at school well-nourished and ready to learn on Mondays. During the 2016-17 school year, they are providing weekend food for about 250 needy school children in the Grand Ledge area.

Blessings in a Backpack Grand Ledge is a 100% volunteer-run, community-supported program. Just $100 provides a student with food on the weekends for 32 weeks during the school year. All money donated to the program goes toward the purchase of food to send home with students. They operate in partnership with the national Blessings In A Backpack organization, a 501(c)(3). The national office funds their operating costs and salaries through their own fundraising efforts, so nothing comes off the top of your donation to the Grand Ledge program.

Saturday, March 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

The Caring Neighbor Foundation will present “A Taste of Grand Ledge,” a fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack Grand Ledge at the Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St.

Local bakeries and restaurant owners are donating a ‘taste’ of their delicious food for you to enjoy during this family-friendly event. 

  • A&W Restaurant
  • Aggie Mae’s Bakery
  • Beagle’s Café & Bakery
  • Cathy’s Bakery
  • Crossroads BBQ
  • Cugino’s Italian Restaurant
  • Flour Child Bakery
  • Grand Ledge Biggby Coffee
  • Grand Ledge Opera House
  • Log Jam
  • Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders
  • Renee’s Cakes 
  • Tammy’s Cake & Cookie Creations
While there is no entrance fee, donations are accepted and appreciated. However, the food tickets are $2 each.

There will be a fun photo table, face painting, balloon twisting, and door prizes.  Grand Ledge Police Department will provide children's ID kits.

If you have any questions, please email Christine Richardson-Beagle or call her at 517-983-2444.

Lots of great spring events!

Mar 16 -  Panera Bread Fundraiser for GL Cooperative Preschool
Mar 17 -  Pasty Dinner at GL Masonic Lodge
Mar 18 -  A Taste of Grand Ledge at GL Opera House
Mar 19 -  Pipe Organ Pops Concert at GL Opera House
Mar 21 -  Preschool Story Time at GL Library
Mar 26 -  Blue Cross Community 5K Walk/Run at Hawk Island
Mar 26 -  Parted Waters at the GL Opera House
Mar 28 -  Preschool Story Time at GL Library
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