Our Work

Need

While children are in school they receive breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. However, over the weekend many students do not have access to the nutritional food they need.

Studies show that hunger among children:

  • affects their performance in school
  • increases their chance of sickness
  • affects their future education and success

1 in 5

children in Michigan face food insecurity throughout the year.

48%

of all clients served by Feeding America reside in rural or suburban areas. In fact, hunger within suburban areas continues to grow.

679,211

children in Michigan received free or reduced priced lunch in 2016.

13 Million

children lack access to nutritious food in America.

How We Work

Hand2Hand partners with local churches and schools to provide a backpack filled with supplemental food that bridges the gap of weekend hunger. Food sent home consists of breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner items, often sent home with a recipe card included. The program nourishes more than physical needs. It provides consistency, love, and demonstrates to all within a home that people do care. And ultimately, that God cares.

hear from those impacted

5200

children

151

schools

91

churches

4200

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