Hand2Hand began in October 2008 after a need was discovered in a local elementary school that children risked going hungry on the weekends because of financial strain. The founder of Hand2Hand, Cheri Honderd, attended Fair Haven Church and worked with the Principal of that particular school. A plan was implemented that would provide food to these children in a way that was confidential.
To learn more about our history and our founder's story: http://hand2handbackpack.org/about/history
Hand2Hand has expanded to other schools as churches have partnered with us. Each church follows the same guidelines and are responsible to raise their own volunteers to stuff backpacks, receive food donations, and bring the backpacks to the schools. Hand2Hand offers continued training and support for all of its church partners. We have amazing church partners and coordinators who are now serving children from Early Childhood through High School. Because hunger hurts for all children, regardless of their age.
Some of our amazing partners: