World Hunger Day – Friends Encouraging Friends

World Hunger Day was May 28th and Weekend Survival Kits was pleased to see many new donors come our way to make World Hunger Day local.  We are so very grateful to all those who participated and made an online donation to Weekend Survival Kits and encouraged your friends to do the same!  If you […]

See You in September

Many questions are swirling about before we see you in September.  The questions about what will happen in September for Weekend Survival Kits are currently being addressed.  The pandemic has had a huge impact on the schools and the children/families we serve in those 80 schools on our service list.  Rest assured we are planning […]

Hunger Heroes Virtual Race – Super Fun!

For the past 8 years Weekend Survival Kits has hosted a run to raise program awareness and funding to purchase food for hungry kids.  Our mission: to eliminate hunger as an obstacle to learning.  You may be receiving this because in the past you have participated in our  Hunger Heroes race series. Looking at the […]

Changes at Weekend Survival Kits

These past eight years, for Heather and me, doing the daily work of Weekend Survival Kits has clearly been a labor of love.  In the early days we were fueled by our passion to feed hungry kids and little has changed over the years, except that the scope of our vision has grown bigger and […]

Welcome Kyla Parkllan

A Message from Jeff and Heather Gorsline: Please join us as we welcome Kyla Parkllan to our team as the new Director of Mid-Michigan Operations at Weekend Survival Kits. Heather and I are excited to have Kyla join the WSK team in a leadership role and hope you will warmly welcome her as she gets […]

WSK Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Anna

For this Mom, Volunteering is a Family Affair This is the first installment of the new Weekend Survival Kits Volunteer Spotlight, we are pleased to put the spotlight on a long-time volunteer, someone who joined us back when we were called Many Hands! Meet Anna Krystyniak, a tireless volunteer who clearly knows the incredible value […]

Giving Tuesday for Weekend Survival Kits

This Giving Tuesday Begins with Gratitude Giving Tuesday brings the opportunity to put heart and gratitude back into the holidays.  This year, more than ever, as the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving it is a great time to reflect on all those things we can put in the grateful column. The looming uncertainty which Covid-19 […]

Volunteer Spotlight – East Lansing Rotary Club

Service clubs are an integral part of the sustained growth of Weekend Survival Kits. While there are many service clubs whose members support the mission of feeding hungry kids, in this Volunteer Spotlight we are highlighting representatives of the East Lansing Rotary Club. Helping from the beginning in 2012 there has been a core group […]

Covid-19 Impact on the Operation of Weekend Survival Kits

A year ago, who would have thought that we would still be coping with the impact of a despicable and pernicious virus that has stolen loved ones, closeted families at home, closed or severely hampered businesses, created distance learning curriculums for school children and challenged many to rely on technology to conduct most of their […]

What Calls Eric Trotochaud to Serve?

Weekend Survival Kit’s newest Board Member is Eric Trotochaud, when asked about what calls him to serve, two themes bubbled to the top, first his family business has always been in the hospitality sector.  His family owned and operated hotels, and Eric attended Michigan State University in the hospitality department.  Now that he has a […]