Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Perrin Brewing Donates $20,000 to Kids’ Food Basket from Charity Event Ice Jam Winter Festival

Written by  Paul Starr
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On Saturday, January 28th, 2017 the generous, craft beer-loving folks of West Michigan attended Perrin Brewing’s first Ice Jam Winter Festival, a donation based event designed to benefit Kids’ Food Basket and attack childhood hunger to provide kids in the community withnourishment they need to reach their full potential. This day long event brought in a total of 2,151 pounds of food donations and $20,000 in proceeds. A celebratory presentation of the check from Perrin staff to Kids’ Food Basket will take place at Kids’ Food Basket on Wednesday, February 8th at2pm.
The Ice Jam Winter Festival kicked off with 475 participants braving the cold in the Frostbite 5K Run/Walk in front of Perrin Brewing. The bundled up runners of all ages as young as 3 to 73 made their way through the snow to join the movement in attacking hunger.

As the warming tent heated up with live music, specialty releases, and delicious treats the pile of food donations from the entrance admissions grew to several pallets worth, totaling in 2,151 pounds of donations. Every donation helps provide a child with a nutritious evening meal so they can be their best in school and life.

“My family have been supporters and believers in Kids’ Food Basket and what they do. This festival and ultimately the donation makes us very proud to take this next step in our partnership,” stated Keith Klopcic, President of Perrin Brewing.

Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit organization empowering communities to attack childhood hunger. In West Michigan, 1 in 5 children experiences hunger. Through the Sack Supper Program, kids get a nutritious, ready-to-eat evening meal, ensuring they have the good nutrition they need to thrive, in and beyond the classroom.

Perrin Brewing will be presenting a check to Kids’ Food Basket on Wednesday, February 8th at 2pm at Kids’ Food Basket to celebrate those who joined the attack on childhood hunger and the future of this partnership.
About Kids' Food Basket:

Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit organization empowering communities to attack childhood hunger so young people can learn and live well. Through the Sack Supper program, Kids’ Food Basket serves nearly 7,500 kids at 42 schools in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland. More than 250 volunteers each day help prepare, pack and deliver Sack Suppers, a well-rounded evening meal that provides nutrition critical to the development of the brain and body. To learn more, or see how you can make a difference, please visit www.kidsfoodbasket.org.

About Perrin Brewing Company:

Established in 2012, Perrin Brewing Company of Comstock Park, MI is committed to crafting high quality and consistent brews among each of the products with a focus on a classic look backed with a revolutionary taste. Offering over 20+ beers in the taproom, Perrin intends to find a brew fit for everyone. Through the Oskar Blues/Perrin/Cigar City ownership team, Perrin has experienced exponential growth among package offerings, out-of-state distribution and an increase in barrel production. Perrin Brewing brewed over 23,500 barrels in 2016, a 60% increase over 2015.
For more information, visit www.perrinbrewing.com

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.