Fighting Food Insecurity in Michigan

At Weekend Survival Kits we know that right here in our own communities that as many as 1 in 4 school-aged children are determined as experiencing food insecurity; and that insecurity has a dramatic affect on their ability to learn.  We are painfully aware that food insecurity is not just a child problem. It is […]


Learn why the Need is Real for Weekend Survival Kits and the children we serve. First, a brief message from a Lansing Schools third grade teacher and next from Weekend Survival Kits on how you can help. From a Lansing Public School Third Grade Teacher: The “food bags” as the kids call them, are a […]

Snow Day No Fun for Food Insecure Kids

News Flash! A snow day is no fun for food insecure kids. Extreme weather like that caused by the polar vortex are ratcheting up the level of concern for everyone’s well-being.  If we are smart, we take all the necessary pre-cautions to stay off the roads, stay indoors, and stay warm.  With the early warning of […]

Weekend Survival Kits Volunteers – PRICELESS!

Each April the nation celebrates National Volunteer Month. Here in mid-Michigan twice a month during the school year there are approximately 185 Weekend Survival Kits volunteers who show up at our Weekend Survival Kits food kit packing sessions. In additional volunteers at each of the 80 schools we serve who help to coordinate the program […]

Tough Choices Experiencing Poverty

Have you ever had to make a tough financial choice?  Like choosing to pay the rent/mortgage instead of buying groceries?  Maybe you have had an unexpected car repair or medical emergency which significantly blows your budget.  This is what the WSK “Experiencing Poverty” events are about. This is the harsh reality for so many that […]

The Sour Boys – Kids Helping Kids

The Sour Boys Deliver the Sweet Taste of Pride and Hope for a Better Future – a story of kids helping kids. This is the second summer that the Sour Boys have popped up their lemonade stand, complete with t-shirts, handmade posters and shaker signs – all to benefit Weekend Survival Kits.  Recently our friends […]

Kids Doing Charitable Works

How You Can Get Your Kids Involved in Charitable Works At Weekend Survival Kits we have witnessed many kids doing charitable works. We are often thrilled, delighted, and even moved to tears by the acts of charity that young people have initiated.  It is amazing when we see kids take the lead to do something […]

Promise Keepers Campaign Launched

For many supporters the thought that you can’t make a difference when you make a modest gift to Weekend Survival Kits’ Promise Keepers campaign is common. Think again, that thought couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when your gift is a recurring monthly gift. In that case for one child it makes a huge […]

Junior League of Lansing to host Poverty Conference, WSK to Benefit

On Friday March I3th the Junior League of Lansing, a valued partner of Weekend Survival Kits, will be presenting a day-long Poverty Conference. This event has been organized by Justine Bell, last year’s WSK Volunteer of the Year. This day-long event features a keynote by author Terie Dreussi Smith who wrote Bridges Out of Poverty. […]

Impact Report Released by Weekend Survival Kits

The first ever WSK Impact Report has been released. As a nonprofit we have a responsibility to share information with our donors and supporters. That is why we have taken the time to assemble a small booklet of important facts, highlights, and a forecast of things to come for Weekend Survival Kits. You can pick-up […]