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Make an impact: donate food to Hand2Hand Ministries now – November 1st

Starting today, we – along with JQ99 and several other local businesses – are collecting food donations for children who are going hungry on the weekends, right in our own backyard.  Everything collected will go directly to these children through Hand 2 Hand Ministries.

Hand 2 Hand Ministries works through churches and local businesses to bring food to OVER 3,000 hungry children EVERY weekend.The goal for this drive is to collect 2,000 pounds of food, and $5,000 in donations total. This drive is being spearheaded by JQ99FM and The PledgeFM, and is being sponsored by ourselves, Batteries + Bulbs, The Good Earth, DeGraaf Interiors and Vredevoogd Brummel.

What to donate

All food items need to be non-perishable, and the type of food which won’t be damaged or smushed when packed alongside other food in a backpack. But that doesn’t mean the food has to be nutritionless! Below is a list of high protein, high nutrition food items Hand2Hand Ministries is requesting.

Dream items are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cans of chicken
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Breakfast/Granola Bars
  • Fruit, pudding or applesauce cups

Snack packs:

  • 100% fruit juice boxes
  • Meat sticks
  • Cracker packs
  • Breakfast bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Popcorn packets
  • Trail mix (individual sized)
  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Any kind of small bagged snack (goldfish, animal crackers, etc.)

Nutritious food:

  • Small boxes of low sugar cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Canned pasta (Ravioli, Beefaroni, SpaghettiOs, etc.), 15oz cans
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cans of soup
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Oatmeal (Single serve packages)


Both our Grand Rapids and Grand Haven stores are drop-off locations for this drive. Stop by either showroom now through November 1st to drop off your food donations.

We’ll be talking about the drive Friday morning on The Pledge 96.5FM, and on Saturday from 10am-1pm with JQ99 99.3FM. Be sure to listen during these times to learn more about the drive – and about the many positive changes that have been happening at Bekins lately.

With your help, we can make an incredible impact.

Thank you for helping us with the attack on childhood hunger!

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