Heartside Health Center, a community benefit ministry of Mercy Health, will open its doors to the neighborhood and community partners for a day of information, food and fun, Saturday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Heartside Health Center is at 359 Division Ave. S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, and there is parking available at Diocese of Grand Rapids Parking Ramp, 360 Division Ave. S

The entire family is invited to enjoy live music and food, with activities and backpacks stuffed with goodies for the kids. Everyone can also register to win great prizes.

Courtesy Mercy Health

The Back-to-school Bash is a way to promote Heartside Health Center as a Family Practice to the neighborhood; connect better with the agencies that it partners with to care for their patients, and encourage and support the Heartside neighborhood in understanding the resources available to them and how they can access these resources.

More than 1,500 children have attended this event in its first two years, proving that these resources are greatly needed in our community.