“For You open Your hand and provide for the desires of every living thing.”
Psalms 145:16

We value every participant of Hand2Hand because they make a difference in their community. Read testimonies from students, school staff, coordinators, and volunteers to learn more about the impact of Hand2Hand in the West Michigan community.


"One day, a student's bag had not been delivered yet. Although we typically deliver before school starts, this Friday was different. He was thrilled that afternoon when he saw that his bag had been delivered and he ran into the classroom shouting, ‘My bag is here!’"

Dave & Sue Bult

"Volunteering for Hand2Hand is a blessing to us. We know that we have the opportunity to share in a hope-giving mission to children who could someday use that experience to impact others."

Anonymous Student

"I remember the first day I began getting my Hand2Hand food. It was on my birthday, and I thought someone was leaving me a birthday present. I told my teacher that someone left me the best present ever in my locker. But then, my teacher told me I was going to get the food every Friday! A present of food every week is awesome!"

Second Grade Teacher

"This is my second graders’ food for the weekend. Students feel especially loved because of the care shown for them even on non-school days."

Childhood hunger is very real. If I hadn’t seen it and experienced it with my own eyes, it would be difficult to believe. Behind closed doors, there are many homes in our community where refrigerators and cupboards are bare.

Childhood hunger is a “silent thief” that people don’t like to talk about. It robs our children of intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development. With the dedicated and passionate efforts of the Hand2Hand organization walking alongside of us, we are committed to ensure that no child in our community goes hungry.

Through the leadership of Hand2Hand and their partnering churches, thousands of hungry children are being fed throughout West Michigan. I have witnessed the work that is being done and met the children whose trajectories have been changed because they have been provided food to eat. It is up to each one of us to do our part in this important mission of providing for the children of our community.  To whom much is given, much is required."

Tom TenBrink,
Former Superintendent of Jenison Public SchoolS