Hand2Hand Packing Nights
Packing nights happen every Wednesday starting September 18. Ages 5 and up can participate in any of the open packing options/H.O.P.E. Gatherings. Children must be accompanied by a parent/adult guardian.
September 2019 – January 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)
What We're Doing
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.
Four times during the school year, Cornerstone will host a H.O.P.E. (Hands of People Everywhere) Gathering, 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: Oct. 17, Jan. 16 and Mar. 19. All Gatherings are on Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm at the 84th St. Campus.
Other Ways to be a Part of Hand2Hand
Besides packing, we're also 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.
(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.