Our employees found more than one way to “Be Kind” recently. Eleven Bekins employees volunteered to pack snacks for Hand2Hand.
Not only did they help pack hundreds of snack bags for children who need it, Bekins will donate money to Hand2Hand in honor of each employee who volunteered.
The donation is a part of our BeKind program, which supports Bekins employees who volunteer in the community.
WHAT IS HAND2HAND?
Hand2Hand is a ministry that works primarily in West Michigan to provide food to school children. Every Friday, a volunteer discreetly places a backpack in a child’s locker full of food for the weekend. The backpacks go to children who are at risk of not getting enough food at home while they are away from school.
This year they plan to work with:
- 4600 children who need backpacks filled with food
- 145 schools who place the backpacks in the lockers
- 82 churches that supply the volunteers and pack the backpacks
A PARENT TOLD HAND2HAND:
“LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IS DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE BUT WHEN YOU HAVE CHILDREN AND YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A SNACK IT IS DIFFICULT. HAND2HAND HELPS ME TO GIVE MY CHILDREN WELL ROUNDED MEALS.”
MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HELP
Our employees enjoy helping local children and this is not our first time helping Hand2Hand. Click the buttons below to learn more about food that we have collected at Bekins and donated to Hand2Hand. Click here to learn more about Hand2Hand and how you can help.