Wellspring Church is blessed to be able to partner with Hand2Hand to deliver hope to hungry children—early childhood through high school—by mobilizing schools and churches to provide nutritious food over the weekends. For more information on Hand2Hand, you can visit their website.
What Does HAND2HAND Need?
Please keep in mind that these are going to be packed in individual bags for one student. Items purchased in bulk (ie, large jars of peanut butter) may be cheaper but they won’t be able to be opened and used for the backpacks.
PLEASE NOTE: These meal kits are carried by kindergarteners, so plastic containers are best. Glass containers can be dropped and shatter, or become too heavy for small kids to carry.
CURRENT ITEMS OF GREATEST NEED:
13.5 oz Canned Chicken
Individual Cereal Cups/Boxes
Mac and Cheese - Box or Individual
Instant Mashed Potato Pouches
Chicken and Broccoli RiceSides
14 oz Cream of Chicken Soup
Chicken Noodle Canned Soup
Kid Friendly Breakfast Bars or PopTarts
Cheesy Taco Dinner Kits
Canned Spaghetti Sauce - no glass
Individual Meat Sticks
Snack Size Trail Mix Packets
3oz Parmesean Cheese
Spanish Rice Fiesta Sides
Chunk Light Tuna Packets
MONETARY DONATIONS ACCEPTED
Monetary Donations can be placed in the H2H envelopes in the regular offering. These tax-deductible offerings allow us to put fresher items in the bags and provide a balanced menu for the children.
How Can I Help with Hand2hand?
Purchase SINGLE SERVING non-perishable food items on your regular shopping trip and place in the donation bins at church.
Pack “Breakfast bags”. These consist of 2-3 breakfast items in a Ziploc™ bag. These grab-n- go bags make planning our menu and packing much easier. Great project for you family or small group!
Write an encouraging note to each child in our program. These can be fun, with jokes and stickers, or just telling them to have a great weekend. Whatever the kids in your life would like to hear!
Attend a community packing at a H.O.P.E. Gathering Place event in Hudsonville, Rockford, Zeeland or Caladonia. Visit www.hand2handbackpack.org/get-involved and click on H.O.P.E. Gathering Place
Email Anne Behler if you have other ideas or would like to be more involved!