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.
Understanding the 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:
1 in 7
children in Michigan face food insecurity throughout the year. (According to Feeding America)
of all clients served by Feeding America reside in rural or suburban areas. In fact, hunger within suburban areas continues to grow.
children are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch in Michigan.
(according to Kids Count Data Center)
children in Michigan are struggling with hunger. (According to Feeding America)