Young Philanthropist Program


Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes’ Young Philanthropists Program is all about recognizing the young anti-hunger advocates in our community.

Whether you give time, dollars, or food to support Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes’ programs, we want to commend you for your hard work and dedication to the cause of relieving hunger in Kalamazoo County.

To become recognized as an official Young Philanthropist, contact Katie Munson-Paauwe, Development & Communications Coordinator, at 269.488.2617 ext. 206 or email Katie

Creative Ideas For Young Philanthropists

There are many ways for local, community-minded youngsters to make a difference:

  • Collect loose change for a month or even a year and donate it to our emergency feeding programs.

  • Instead of asking for gifts at your next birthday party, encourage guests to bring food items to donate to our pantries.

  • Donate the proceeds from your next family garage sale or lemonade stand to our organization.

  • Tend a community garden plot and donate produce to our food pantry.

  • Get your class involved – ask your teacher about incorporating hunger awareness into your learning.

  • Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes can even come speak to your class about what we can all do to help end hunger.