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You open Your hand and provide for the desires of every living thing.

Psalm 145:16

Valentines Day Treat

February 09, 2017

Coordinator Mary DeWys from Mason County Reformed Church shared how her church would be sending a little extra love to their students for Valentines Day! We love seeing our church partners go above and beyond!!


God Always Sees You

February 06, 2017

A mom said, “Receiving Hand2Hand means so much to me. We are in a tough spot right now and it’s a relief to know my kids have food but what means just as much is coming home from work on Friday and seeing the H2H food. We aren’t alone - people care and it gives me hope for the future. Someday I want to give back to Hand2Hand and bring others hope too.”

Hand2Hand serves families who are sometimes in the midst of medical expenses, divorce, job loss, or who simply have a lower wage job. They need the food but they tend to especially appreciate knowing that they aren’t alone. And many of our families do give back to Hand2Hand through volunteering and donating food once they have their feet on the ground.

For the last 9 years Hand2Hand churches, volunteers, and donors have walked alongside and brought hope, food, and prayers to thousands of families who are going through a difficult financial time.

We are honored to walk beside children and families as they are experiencing tough times and to bring them a glimpse of God who sees them, knows them, and loves them. They are never out of His sight.

Maybe you also need to know that you are never out of God's sight and that His love for you is amazing. (Psalm 139)

There is hope. And Hand2Hand will always seek to deliver His hope to the families we serve and to all who join us in feeding them.

Cheri Honderd






Five Star Real Estate collects food at Bowling Party for Hand2Hand

February 01, 2017

Micah Childress from 5 Star Realty in Grandville hosted a bowling party this past Sunday night for clients and acquaintances from the real estate community. He asked those attending to bring food to donate to Hand2Hand. As a result, 290.4 pounds of food was collected throughout the night!

THANK YOU 5 Star Realty for helping put a smile on children's faces!!

Faith

November 16, 2016

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, it is enough.You can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there.’ And it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Jesus

Have you ever held a tiny mustard seed in your hand?

I love that Jesus used something small to claim how powerful things can happen when we have a tiny faith in the One who can move mountains. A mustard seed is a living thing and my faith must be alive to produce God sized miracles.

I also love how Jesus uses small objects that we might not even notice to teach us powerful lessons. He used small children to teach us when He said, “Let the little children come to me, don’t stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.” They don’t just get to be a part of the kingdom of heaven, it belongs to them! I picture Him with His arms wide open, laughing and smiling, welcoming all children as they come to him. And that image of Him causes me to laugh and smile too.

Hand2Hand began as a tiny mustard seed of faith to feed and pray for children who the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to and God is moving mountains! Today, over 70 amazing coordinators and thousands of people are passionate about feeding children in His name. Kids from 3 to 18 years old are being welcomed and loved in Jesus’ name and I believe Jesus is smiling and laughing as He watches from above.

God continues to breathe and move through our Hand2Hand army of volunteers and churches and children are experiencing Him through our faithful bags of food each weekend. We ask Him to draw them to know of His great love for them. We trust and believe in His power to use Hand2Hand to give our students hope and to help them learn in school so they can excel and reach their God given potential.

Jodi recently told me about a mom and her child who volunteered for the first time to pack for Hand2Hand and she shared with Jodi that they receive Hand2Hand. They were excited to pack and were looking for extra ways to help and the child even offered to sweep when they were finished. They joined as all of the Hand2Hand volunteers prayed for the children. At the end of the evening the mom came up with tears in her eyes and said to Jodi, “I always knew these bags were special but I didn’t realize how special they were until tonight! Thank you!”

Yes, God is moving mountains in the lives of children, families, and entire communities. And we can’t help but smile and say wow!


Founder and Executive Director

Hope for Kids Dinner Blesses Hand2Hand

November 10, 2016

Our Hope for Kids dinner was an amazing celebration of all God has done through Hand2Hand. Almost 300 people attended our first Hand2Hand dinner and over $35,000 has been raised to date to feed more kids. Currently we are feeding over 4,000 children in 97 schools with 70 church partners. Nine more churches will be trained in December to begin Hand2Hand at a new school in January. God continues to raise up His followers to feed and pray for kids and this grassroots movement continues!! Thank you for all who attended and for all who have supported Hand2Hand! We can't wait to see new churches be the light and love of Jesus to children in their own neighborhood.


Photo: Hand2Hand Staff (left to right) Jim Meyer, Rhonda Stanton, Jodi Joseph, Cheri Honderd