Donation Helps Food Charity Expand

The charitable arm of drug maker Perrigo is donating $130,000 to a non-profit that provides food to kids in need in Allegan County. Kids’ Food Basket will receive the first ceremonial check this week in Holland. Perrigo tells us the first $30,000 will go toward programing in Ottawa County to sustain 900 students this academic year at six schools and sites. The additional $100,000 will be used for Kids’ Food Basket’s expansion into Allegan County, which will help reach more at-risk children. Allegan is where Perrigo’s North American Head of Operations is located. According to Kids’ Food Basket, nearly 12,000 Allegan County residents are food-insecure, with 24% of the population being children under the age of 18.