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TEDxMacatawa - Bridget Clark Whitney -

Bridget Clark Whitney is the Executive Director of Kids' Food Basket (KFB), a childhood hunger relief organization providing daily evening meals, or "sack suppers" to food-insecure children in Greater Grand Rapids. During Bridget's nine year tenure as Executive Director, KFB has undergone significant growth, from serving 125 children in 2002 to 4,400 children each weekday. Under Bridget's leadership, has become one of the largest and most successful anti-childhood hunger programs in the state of Michigan. Kids' Food Basket averages 170 volunteers each day and is one of the largest and most successful volunteer programs in Michigan. KFB was honored by Governor Granholm, as Michigan's in Grand Program of the Year.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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