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GRIFFINS AND MOS HOST WISH LIST DRIVE THIS SATURDAY TO BENEFIT KIDS' FOOD BASKET

MOSlogo.jpgGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins, in partnership with Michigan Office Solutions (MOS) and Meijer, will hold a Wish List Drive this Saturday, April 8, prior to the 7 p.m. contest against Cleveland, that will benefit Kids’ Food Basket in West Michigan.

Fans are encouraged to bring these wish-list items to the Fulton Street plaza in front of Van Andel Arena from 5-7 p.m. (note that these are the only items that will be accepted):

  • Fruit or applesauce cups/pouches
  • Granola bars
  • Cracker packs
  • Snack-size zipper bags
  • Toasted oat cereal
  • Cheese crackers
  • Pretzel twists

For $5 apiece, fans can also purchase Meijer-brand cereal boxes on site to donate. Any fan who brings a food item from the list above or purchases a box of cereal on site will receive a coupon for a small Pepsi, redeemable at the arena’s concession stands during the game that night.

All items collected during the evening will be loaded onto an MOS truck as they are donated and will then be given to Kids’ Food Basket.

“Michigan Office Solutions (MOS) is honored to be a part of this Wish List Drive for Kids’ Food Basket with the Griffins and Meijer,” said Ralph Slider, president of MOS. “For over 60 years, MOS has supported communities throughout the state of Michigan. I am greatly humbled by the dedication of our employees to uphold our MOS company values as responsible corporate citizens. The children of Kent County need our help and MOS is fortunate enough to be in a position to provide that help!”

Kids’ Food Basket serves nearly 7,500 kids at 42 schools in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland. More than 240 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.

“A core philosophy of the Griffins organization is being a positive force in our community,” said the team’s vice president of corporate sales, Sean Wright. “Given the need Kids’ Food Basket has, we’re thankful that we have the opportunity to join with MOS, Meijer and our fans to help out our youth in West Michigan.”

For more information about the Wish List Drive, please contact: Randy Cleves, Griffins senior director of public relations, at rcleves@griffinshockey.com or (616) 988-0246; or Shelly Bernecker, director of marketing for Michigan Office Solutions, at Shelly.Bernecker@mos-xerox.com or (616) 785-7866.

About Kids’ Food Basket

Kids’ Food Basket is a non-profit organization empowering communities to attack childhood hunger. Through the Sack Supper program, kids get well-balanced evening meals, filling a gap that schools and families often can’t meet. To learn more, or to see how you can make a difference, please visit www.kidsfoodbasket.org

About Michigan Office Solutions
About MOS - Michigan Office Solutions (MOS) represents the best of both worlds when it comes to your business solutions – the technology strength and innovation of Xerox along with the agility of locally managed services and support teams. MOS has been serving the Michigan community for 60 years with eight locations throughout the state. Through the MOS 360o Assessment process, we help businesses transform their work environment, streamline processes and improve employee productivity. Get back to focusing on what you do best, we’ll take care of the rest. Michigan Office Solutions, you can count on us.