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 […]

School Administration Concerns on Getting Started

From time to time, school administrations have concerns on getting started with Weekend Survival Kits (WSK). They may see the Weekend Survival Kits program as more work to an already busy day/week – seeing challenges to the on-boarding process. Interested schools should know we have structured our delivery program so that we are only coming […]

Weekend Survival Kits and Old Nation Brewing Co. Working Together

Weekend Survival Kits and Old National Brewing Company are working together to raise awareness and funds to feed hungry kids. It is a point of community pride that Williamston is home for two very different but forward-thinking organizations.  Weekend Survival Kits is a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding hungry kids on the weekends during the […]

Track Your Volunteer Hours

Why should you keep track of your volunteer hours? Recently, Weekend Survival Kits established a special form on our website which keeps track of your volunteer hours given to our organization. Several volunteers have shared that they don’t really need to keep track – and we can understand that sentiment. However, unlike other nonprofits, in […]

A Teacher’s Story – Academic Success and Food

This is my story of  academic success and food. Jacob was 5 years old – he came to my classroom in early October because he had begun in another school district,  his family had been evicted, causing a move to our town. It was well after the start of the school year. Routines were well-established  […]

Feeding Hungry Kids – A Good Investment

At Weekend Survival Kits our success comes from the support we receive from the communities we serve.  Many businesses have found that making Weekend Survival Kits the target of their volunteer and giving strategy is a good investment. Learn how feeding hungry kids is a good investment. Businesses like our partners:  Jackson National Life, Delta […]