Meet Brandon Couch – Our Volunteer in the Spotlight

Brandon Couch and his family

Brandon Couch has been a Weekend Survival Kits (WSK) volunteer for almost 8 years. He is committed to driving and delivering kits to his assigned schools in Holt and Webberville. “An hour and half, two times per month during the school year is so worth the effort,” shared Brandon. “I am fortunate to have an […]

How You Can Help Support the WSK Mission

Support WSK Mission

A Letter to Our Friends and Supporters As the year-end holiday season approaches, we at Weekend Survival Kits want to take a moment to celebrate the gift of your support.  Whether you are a teacher/school administrator working on the front lines as our link to the children and families in need, or, you are counted […]

Holiday Gifts in Weekend Survival Kits

Special Gifts for Holiday Weekend Survival Kits

Special Surprise in Weekend Survival Kits for the Holiday Thanks to some wonderful volunteers and supporters the food kits going out to the schools just before the holiday break will include a very special treat for the kids and a little something extra for their parents.  We had an extra packing session last week to […]

A Message for Weekend Survival Kit Donors on RMDs

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Making Sense of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) – And how you may benefit from using your RMD as a Qualified Charitable Distribution! A Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA, 401K, Profit Sharing Plan, or other Defined Contribution Plans can be confusing. The Internal Revenue Service has detailed processes for calculating your RMD which […]

Meet Haslett Second Grade Teacher Suzie Zuke

2nd grade teacher Suzie Zuke

As a nonprofit that specifically works to make a positive impact on hunger issues for school children in Mid-Michigan, it is a treat to hear directly from a schoolteacher on the impact of our program for both the kids and the teachers! “There is no question that for some of our students they are simply […]

Shop the WSK Amazon Wishlist! Support our Volunteers

Shop Amazon Wish List to Support WSK

Shop with the Weekend Survival Kit’s  Amazon Wish List for specific ways to help serve the mission of WSK to feed hungry kids. The list includes items that will enhance the volunteer activity at the food kit packing sessions. During the school year we have about 200 incredible volunteers per month working in various ways […]

New WSK Website Launched!

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At Weekend Survival Kits, we are so grateful for our friends at Shumaker Group for helping us get the new WSK website launched. They have helped us create a fresh, new, user-friendly website. You are encouraged to visit and use our website. We hope that you will be inspired to join us in helping feed […]

Back to School Shopping? Don’t Forget Weekend Survival Kits!

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Oh, the smell and feel of those freshly sharpened new pencils, the smooth and weighty pack of fresh notebook paper for a brand-new binder, tucked into a never used backpack. These are unforgettable sensations that make us want to go back to school, or maybe for many of us, we just want to go back-to-school […]

Weekend Survival Kits – New School Year 2022-2023

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The new school year has begun! At Weekend Survival Kits we are excited to begin a new school year of service to the most vulnerable and food insecure kids attending one of the 60 plus elementary and middle schools which we currently serve in the Mid-Michigan area. This school year marks the 10th year of […]

Food Program Participation a Challenge

Food program participation is a challenge across the nation. For parents, it is the household income which qualifies their kids for the Free and Reduced-Price lunch and Breakfast programs and subsequently the Weekend Survival Kits program.  Across all three of these programs the national average of participation seems to hover at about 25% of the […]