Holy Redeemer began participating with area churches in the H2H program in 2009. The purpose of the program is to provide food to children who are facing hunger over the weekend. Their mission is:
“Hand2Hand delivers nutritious food to students over the weekends and on extended school breaks by mobilizing churches, schools, individuals, and businesses to join together, providing hope and opportunity to thrive.”
To protect the dignity of the students, this program is totally confidential. Each week a sack with food is placed in the child’s locker while classes are in session. Currently, our parish alone is serving 28 students at Jenison Junior High. Our Faith Formation program is involved and each month, designated classes help our parish volunteers pack the bags.