OUR UNIQUE PROGRAM TO FEED CHILDREN IN RIVER ROUGE AND HELP CREATE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH AREA POLICE

Mimi’s Mission in collaboration with the City of River Rouge Police Department and the River Rouge No Kids without a Christmas have developed a program to help feed hungry children in their city while also building trust and positive relationships between children and River Rouge Police.

THE BOX FOR CHILDREN TO SELECT FOOD IS IN THE RIVER ROUGE POLICE STATION!

Mimi’s Mission, No Kids without a Christmas and the River Rouge Police realized there was a problem in River Rouge: Children were going hungry. There were many children who were receiving their only meal for the day during school and then did not have food to eat at home in the evening, on the weekends or during schools breaks.

The Blessings Box is located INSIDE the police station so that children may go in and ask for any food they need that is in the food shed (provided by No Kid without a Christmas). Giving the children a positive reason to go into the station helps build positive relationships and trust with their local police.

THE PROGRAM IS ONLY MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS FOOD & MONETARY DONATIONS FROM OUR DOWNRIVER COMMUNITY MEMBERS!

If you would like to help fill our Blessings Box in River Rouge, you may either donate NON-PERISHABLE items on the list (or other kid-friendly items that are quickly and safely prepared without extra ingredients) or click here to designate a monetary donation for the Blessings Box.

Mimi’s Mission accepts donations for the Blessings Box in the office during regular business hours or you may ship donations. Please remember, this is food for children who may not otherwise eat and may or may not have access to a stove. We ask that you donate only unopened, kid-friendly food that a child can eat as-is or with the use of a microwave (without adding ingredients that may not be available to them).

Kid Friendly Food

  • Microwaveable meals
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Microwaveable Mac and Cheese
  • Cereal and Cereal Bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Individual Fruit Cups and Apple Sauce
  • Crackers and Cookies
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Chewy Granola Bars
  • Any food a child would like that doesn’t require a stove