Kids Need Healthy Food!

Lisa Uganski is a Registered Dietitian who serves as a coordinator for Ottawa Food. She is a current board member for Hand2Hand. Lisa works to eliminate hunger in Ottawa County, encourages healthy eating by all, and helps increase the sourcing of local food. Her work helps ensure all Ottawa County residents have access to healthy, local, and affordable food choices. … Read More

Hear From A Superintendent

Tom Tenbrink is the ‘Retired’ Superintendent of Jenison Public Schools where Hand2Hand first began. In 2008, we said ‘Yes’ to feeding 19 kids at a Jenison school. Today, as we are saying ‘Yes’ to more than 8,000 students in 249 schools, Tom continues to bless and serve kids by packing and delivering Hand2Hand food. Words from a superintendent Poverty and … Read More

Why does hunger hurt?

Hand2Hand exists because a hungry child hurts. Since beginning Hand2Hand in 2008, I have been blessed to link arms with people whose passion for this ministry equals mine. I know it’s because Hand2Hand is God’s heart as He unconditionally loves each of our students, and He enjoys using us to reveal His love to them! Recently I was touched when … Read More

Our Vision for Eliminating Child Weekend Hunger

By Cheri Honderd Recently, I shared with a friend how Hand2Hand has grown into 249 schools. She asked, “Cheri, what do you see with Hand2Hand?” It reminded me of one of my favorite books that I read to my grandkids, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?” I see… Hungry children that God loves and wants us to display … Read More

Scott family training together for the Amway River Bank Run

Scott Family running for Hand2Hand at the Amway River Bank Run

Hand2Hand recently discovered that the Scott family is training together to run for Hand2Hand at the Amway River Bank Run. Here is what Danelle Scott had to say: “I am running for Hand2Hand because as a teacher, counselor, and now administrator, I see what not having basic necessities at home can do to make it hard for kids to learn. … Read More

Feeding, Blessing and Loving 1000s of students

Cheri Hondred standing in front of nutritious food for hungry kids in West Michigan

The weekend can be a very long two days for kids who have little or nothing to eat. That was the sobering reality Cheri Honderd discovered in 2008 when the Great Recession still had a firm grip on the economy. Honderd learned there were 19 students in Jenison coming to school Monday mornings with their stomachs growling with hunger. Honderd’s … Read More