Childhood Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation!
Without school breakfasts. lunches and weekend food assistance through Hand2Hand of Cornerstone, kids can really struggle with hunger when school’s out. That's why Cornerstone, and our Hand2Hand partner, Vanguard Charter Academy, are sponsoring a Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Truck every 3rd Monday this summer.
Where: Vanguard Charter Academy, 1620 52nd Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
When: Monday August 19. Setup begins at 4pm – Food distribution begins at 5pm.
You can help by setting up tables, unloading the truck, packaging up bulk food items, checking guests in, distributing food and cleaning up. Please sign up below to help volunteer and tell us how many people will be serving with you. Thank you, Cornerstone!
Count Me/Us In!
Hand2Hand - 2019/2020 School Year
1 in 5 children in West Michigan doesn’t have enough food, especially over the weekends. That’s why there’s Hand2Hand of Cornerstone — a ministry that gets food to kids during the school year who need it for each weekend!
Packing Nights: Sign Ups Starting Soon!
- Sept. 2019 – Jan. 2020: Cornerstone Church, 84th St. Campus (1675 84th Street SE, Caledonia, MI 49316)
- February – May 2020: Cornerstone Church, South Wyoming Campus (2730 56th St. Wyoming, MI 49418)
- Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting Sept. 11.
- Breakfast and Snack Kits: Four items packed into a one-quart plastic zip bag. These kits are part of what goes into a weekly full bag of food (1 snack kit, 1 breakfast kit and a dinner and lunch option). Breakfast and Snack Kits are packed twice a month, on Wednesday evenings, by Cornerstone Student Ministries.
- Full Bag Packs: Lunch and dinner items, along with 1 snack kit and 1 breakfast kit get packed into a bag to feed one student, for one weekend. Full Bags are packed every Wednesday night at 6:30pm.
H.O.P.E. (Hands of People Everywhere) Gatherings:Four times during the school year, Cornerstone hosts H.O.P.E. Gatherings, open to Cornerstone and the public, to pack snack or breakfast kits! These are typically 4 items packed into a zipped plastic bag. These are given to multiple churches, (including Cornerstone) to use for their Full Bag Packs.
H.O.P.E. Gathering *Dates:
Aug. 22, Oct. 17, Jan. 16 and Mar. 19.
All Gatherings are on Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm at 84th St. (1675 84th St., Caledonia, MI 49316). Just look for "HOPE Packing Event Caledonia."
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- Ages 5 and up can participate in any of the open packing options/HOPE Gatherings. Children must be accompanied by a parent/adult guardian.
Besides packing, how else can I be part of Hand2Hand?
Thanks for asking! We’re building teams to carry out the work of serving over 200 kids each week. Here’s a short list – we’ll have more soon!
Packing Night Captains:
(1-2 people) to serve once a month, on our Full Pack Nights (Sept - May/June)
These Captains will be on-site during the packing, give guidance on how the night’s pack will run, pray for the kids who will receive the bags, and assist with cleaning up after the pack. This person will also communicate any food inventory changes to the Food Leader. We’re looking for 4-12 people willing to be part of this team.
Packing Set Up:
(1-2) people to set up tables, count food items, set food items up on tables to be ready for packing. One person each shift will communicate to the Pack Night Captain if there were any food inventory discrepancies. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. (4-8 people on a once a month rotation) (Wednesdays sometime between 3:30pm-6:30pm, in time to be set up by 6:30pm)
2 people per shift to drive Cornerstone’s box truck with filled tote bins to the schools, to drop off the food. 1-2 times per month. (Sept – May/June). Deliveries will mostly be made on Thursdays (but in accordance with the school calendar/snow days, etc. could revise the schedule slightly). Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
Bag Delivery Team:
2 people per school, per delivery date to help unload truck and place the bags of food in the students’ lockers/classrooms. Mostly Thursdays during the day. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
Grocery Pick-Up Team:
1 person, once a month, (4-6 people to rotate), willing to drive the Cornerstone Box Truck to pick up food purchased from Value Added Food Services in Wayland, and deliver to Cornerstone’s 84th St. Campus.
1 person, once a month, (4-6 people to rotate), willing to pick up food that has been ordered from Aldi in Grandville area and deliver to Cornerstone’s 84th Street Campus. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
Food pick up will likely happen on Wednesdays between 8:30am-3:30pm depending your availability within that window.
Sign Up Here!