Over 80,000 kids in West Michigan receive free and reduced lunch at school 5 days a week. That is equivalent to 1,112 school buses each filled to capacity. What about the weekend?  Imagine 1,112 school buses of hungry kids every weekend in West Michigan.  Hand2Hand exists because a hungry child hurts and the weekend - a 68 hour gap - is one of the most vulnerable times for a child who experiences food insecurity. Childhood hunger has adverse effects on kids physically, emotionally, academically and socially. Hunger can also hinder a child from reaching his/her full God given potential and break the cycle of poverty as an adult.

Hand2Hand delivers hope to hungry children by mobilizing schools, churches, businesses and individuals to provide a backpack of nutritious food over the weekend. Hand2Hand’s vision is to eliminate weekend childhood hunger in West Michigan and we believe that together we can... as local communities come together to ensure every child has food placed directly into his / her hand for the weekend.  Hand2Hand began feeding 19 students at one school in Jenison, Michigan in 2008. Currently, we are serving over 6,500 students in 178 schools, ages 3-18, in 8 counties in West Michigan.  Join the over 5,000 volunteers who drive the Hand2Hand grassroots movement... because a hungry child hurts.

Raise $100 and receive:

  • Pasta dinner on Thursday evening for each runner and one guest
  • Warming station on the morning of the race
  • Race day swag

Raise $500 and receive:

  • Customized running headwear
  • And all of the above

Raise $1,000 and receive:

  • Customized ¼ zip athletic shirt
  • And all of the above


Hand2Hand on Maranda Where We Live