Spring Break provides an exciting break from classes for many school children, and maybe even a fun trip away from home. However, many children miss their school-provided breakfast and lunch. These hungry children worry about where they will get their next meal.
Hand2Hand normally provides these children with meals for the weekend. Now, they need enough food to last an entire week away from school.
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 the working with:
- 4897 children who need backpacks filled with food
- 150 schools who place the backpacks in the lockers
- 90 churches that supply the volunteers and pack the backpacks
- 3,400 volunteers
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.”