Spreading Kingdom Joy

“When going through a financial hardship, you lose your voice and lose the ability to be seen. Hand2Hand says, ‘We see you…you’re valuable…we love you.’” There is something special about fall and intentionally soaking up the weather, beautiful trees, cooler air, fresh apples, and pumpkins, isn’t there? We know that winter will appear before we know it – when the sun is … Read More

The Gift of Our Building

“Lord, we dedicate this new Hand2Hand building to you. Our eyes are on you. Our hearts attuned to you, as you lead and guide us in our new home. I pray for many to hear about your great power, work, and love through Hand2Hand. I pray they are drawn to You, praise You, and follow You!”  – Cheri Honderd’s Prayer … Read More

Win-Win for West Michigan Review

As I review The Win-Win for West Michigan, thanks to YOU  and many others, I am amazed at the impact we have made together in such a short time. We needed to react to the difficulty of getting non perishable food into the hands of our Hand2Hand families, due to food shortages. The generous gifts of financial support from our … Read More

Through a Superintendent’s Eyes


Hand2Hand is honored to work alongside 36 school districts in West Michigan to provide weekend food to kids who experience food insecurity. We are so blessed to have an amazing group of superintendents, principals, teachers and school staff in each of these schools. I have partnered with Tom TenBrink, superintendent of Jenison Public Schools, since Hand2Hand began in 2008. He … Read More

Do all kids celebrate Spring Break?

child with umbrella jumping in puddle

The extra food packed for my kids over Spring Break warms my heart. Thank you for giving me peace of mind that they will have extra food to eat during the week off from school.  ~Teacher Spring Break isn’t a happy occasion for all students. Superintendents and principals alike have told me that kids act out more before any break … Read More

Gifts From The Heart

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Some gifts are small, some gifts are large, but the ones that come from the heart are the greatest gifts of all! It’s that fun time of year to be thinking about what to buy for family and friends and I love how almost 4,300 kids experience the gift of food every weekend throughout the school year through Hand2Hand. As one … Read More

Good News

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Are you in need of some good news? Get out those pompoms! Hand2Hand keeps pompoms in our office because we intentionally and regularly celebrate how we see God move through this ministry and in our personal lives.  It is easy to keep pushing towards achieving goals without fully celebrating and acknowledging the victories, but that isn’t what God desires for us. … Read More


bag with seeds

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 … Read More