Help local kids: Non-profit could win $5K in Independent Bank’s competition

im kids 3rd meal feeding program

IONIA, Mich. (WOTV)-Independent Bank is Investing With You by giving $5,000 to nonprofits located in counties that they serve. Ionia Montcalm (IM) Kids 3rd Meal program has been nominated as a deserving nonprofit in our community.  Voting daily begins August 24 and runs through September 7, 2015.

IM Kids 3rd Meal is committed to ending childhood hunger. They provide daily evening meals to children in Montcalm and Ionia counties who are food insecure. With this organization, which is run by volunteers, 100% of the money raised goes directly to feeding children. This endeavor requires a lot of community support and $5,000 would provide 5,000 children with their 3rd meal!

“Each vote supports the food insecure children in our community; help end childhood hunger in Ionia and Montcalm counties by voting daily.” -The AmeriCorps VISTAs of the Ionia County ISD



Vote daily for IM Kids 3rd Meal by going to Find IM Kids 3rd Meal under the Human Services tab.

IM Kids 3rd Meal needs strong community support to keep running and reach even more students.  For more information on how you or your company can support IM Kids 3rd Meal program, please call IM Kids 3rd Meal at 616-527-4900, email or visit

IM Kids 3rd Meal is a nonprofit based out of Fenwick, Michigan serving food insecure children in Ionia and Montcalm Counties. IM Kids 3rd Meal is committed to ending childhood hunger in Ionia and Montcalm Counties. The 3rd Meals are prepared by volunteers at the H.O. Steele Education Center, delivered to schools in the afternoon and then distributed to the students before they are dismissed for the day. Each 3rd Meal is a well-balanced, ready-to-eat evening meal. Food-insecure students, whose school is being served, receive a 3rd meal every school day. This program is supported by the Ionia County Intermediate School District and the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District.

About Independent Bank Corporation:

Independent Bank Corporation (Nasdaq Symbol: IBCP) is a Michigan-based bank holding company with total assets of approximately $2.3 billion. Founded as First National Bank of Ionia in 1864, Independent Bank Corporation now operates convenient locations across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula through one state-chartered bank subsidiary. This subsidiary (Independent Bank) provides a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage lending, investments and title services. Independent Bank Corporation is committed to providing exceptional personal service and value to its customers, stockholders and the communities it serves. For more information, please visit our website at:

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