Have a Heart for Hungry Children in Sparta

"Have a Heart” and help the Sparta Hand2Hand program feed children in our community by dropping off donations during the week of February 11th-16th!

Sparta Church of the Nazarene partners with Ridgeview Elementary (Preschool-2nd grade), while Sparta Baptist Church and Sparta United Methodist Church partner with Appleview Elementary (3rd-5th grade) to provide backpacks of weekend food to kids throughout the school year.

Food donations can be dropped off to the collection bins at both Ridgeview Elementary School and Appleview Elementary School between Monday, Feb. 11th and Thursday, Feb. 14th during school hours.

Food collection bins will also be available during the week of Monday, Feb. 11th - Saturday, Feb. 16th at the following locations during their normal business hours:
Family Fare – 565 S. State St
Choice One Bank – 109 E. Division St
Sparta Township Library – 80 N. Union St
Sparta Moose Lodge #50 – 11510 N. Division Ave

In addition, the churches will be accepting both food and monetary donations between 9am-6pm on the specified dates below. Please note: only the church locations can accept monetary donations.

Wednesday, February 13th
Sparta Baptist Church – 38 S. State St

Thursday, February 14th
Sparta United Methodist Church – 54 E. Division St

Friday, February 15th
Sparta Church of the Nazarene – 665 13 Mile Rd NW

Hand2Hand is always in need of kid-friendly food items that are shelf-stable, non-breakable (no glass jars), and non-expired.
Some suggested items include:

Individually packaged snacks
Applesauce cups
Granola Bars
Fruit & Grain Breakfast Bars
Fruit Snacks
Mac & Cheese
Cans of soup
Cans of chicken
Cans of tuna
Tuna/Chicken Helper
Canned fruit
Canned corn, peas, or green beans
Canned pasta – Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, etc.

If you have questions about the “Have A Heart” campaign, please call the Nazarene Church at 616-887-1169 or email spartanazarene@gmail.com.

To learn more about Hand2Hand, visit https://h2hkids.org/.

Please help us make this campaign a success by inviting your friends and sharing this event! Thank you for your support!