Maranda surprises food service workers, kids, and families with Pop Up Party in Kalamazoo


KALAMAZOO, Mich (WOOD) – Maranda continues to stop by various feeding locations throughout West Michigan to celebrate all the great work food service workers have been doing the past few months as well as say hi to families receiving food. This week brought Maranda to Kalamazoo Public Schools!

Maranda stopped by Kalamazoo Public Schools to highlight and praise the food service workers who have been providing meals to hungry children since March. The team packs bags of food and then that food is taken on buses to various locations around Kalamazoo to be distributed to families in need. Maranda and the Park Party crew rode along to Interfaith Homes where they surprised families with princesses and goodie bags from Meijer! It was such a fun day greeting tons of kids and families! The food service workers in Kalamazoo are going the extra mile for their kids and by the end of the summer, they will have served over 1 million meals to kids and families! How awesome is that?

Food service workers have been working hard since March 17th to provide daily meals to families in need throughout West Michigan. Now, Maranda wants to show appreciation for all they have done for our kids the past few months. Thank you to our generous partners for providing gifts to give to the food service heroes!

Due to the current reality of our world, the usual Maranda Park Parties we unable to happen, but that didn’t stop Maranda from bringing summer fun to kids in West Michigan! This summer every child in West Michigan still has a chance to win big with Maranda handing out prizes virtually! Parents can register on behalf of their child at from June 11th until July 22nd at 11:59am. Every weekday from June 22nd through July 31st, 2020 Maranda will be announcing a daily winner for our great giveaways on WOOD TV8 at 11:50am (excluding July 3, 2020). The daily winner will receive a $100 Meijer gift card and Park Party prize pack for a total value of $150!

Register to win a Park Party prize pack HERE!

While the format for the 2020 Maranda Park Party season will be different, the mission will remain the same, to serve West Michigan families by providing free food, free entertainment and free prizes to those who need it most in our community.

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