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Hand to Hand Backpacks

Matthew 25:35-36, 40 (NIV): 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Pullman school district:

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.

Hand2Hand has expanded to other schools as churches have partnered with us. Each church follows the same guidelines and is 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.

To date, 3,588 students in 85 different schools around West Michigan have benefited through the help of 59 churches and 730 volunteers!  We at Greater Faith Community Church have partnered with Casco United Methodist Church to meet the needs of the children at the Pullman Elementary school.