Children have returned to school across West Michigan. Meals will also reappear in the lockers of children who need it. Hand2Hand asked Bekins to collect fruit cups for their backpack program. Our employees delivered a total of 533 fruit cups to help with feeding local children.
HAND2HAND FEEDING LOCAL CHILDREN even more this year
As children move up a grade, Hand2Hand Ministries bumps up its support. The ministry 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.
This year they plan to work with:
- 4500 children who need backpacks filled with food
- 131 schools who place the backpacks in the lockers
- 82 churches 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.”
our part – a Fruit Cup Collection challenge
We asked our employees to collect fruit cups and offered a reward for the location that would provide the most. Our Coopersville Service Center earned the prize, but everyone wins when we step up to help our community. Here’s how the collections broke down:
Grand Rapids – 56 fruit cups
Grand Haven – 188 fruit cups
Coopersville – 289 fruit cups
FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF 533 FRUIT CUPS!!
MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HELP
Our employees enjoy helping local children. As we continue to work with Hand2Hand to find more ways to help their mission, click on the pictures below to see some of our other recent collections for their ministry. Click here to learn more about Hand2Hand and how you can help.