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Fighting Childhood Hunger in Michigan: How You Can Help

Edit: with the school closings this year, Hand2Hand is joining the efforts of schools and food pantries to keep our children fed every day. And they could use your help. Click the link below to see what food donations they’re asking for and drop them off at the storehouse in Hudsonville. Your donations will make a wonderful, lasting impact in the lives of children in our community!

Want to help while really committing to social distancing? A monetary donation is another great way feed these precious kids! Hand2Hand’s volunteers will use that money to buy and pack the supplies themselves. Click the link below to give a gift that will provide food and security to kids in need!

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Hand2Hand has grown tremendously since this was written four years ago! Here’s the annual report from 2019:


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Twenty percent of children in the United States don’t have enough food to eat. 

1 out of every 5 children.

These kids live on your street, or just around the corner. You drive by them on your way to work. They are in your child’s class at school. Often, they don’t know where their next meal will come from. They are hungry, worried and silent, but that doesn’t mean no one is listening.

In an effort to narrow these jaw dropping numbers, many organizations have joined the fight to help end hunger in the United States.

Nationwide, all of these organizations combined are helping over 20 million children receive either a free or discounted lunch during the school week. While the assistance that these kids receive during the week is certainly a huge blessing, it still raises a big question.

Where do those same kids get proper nourishment on the weekend?  h2h_logo_2013-294x300

This is where Hand2Hand steps in.  Hand2Hand is a local organization here in Jenison, Michigan (just a hop, skip and a jump from Grandville Trailer) that was founded in 2008 by a woman named Cheri Honderd.

Cheri Honderd, Founder and Executive Director

Cheri Honderd, Hand2Hand Founder and Executive Director

During her childhood, Cheri’s parents struggled to find employment. She can relate to the children in her community who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. Her growing awareness of children going hungry caused her to take action.

Cheri’s passion, dedication and the growing team of  volunteers make the Hand2Hand vision a reality!

Hand2Hand’s mission is “to deliver hope to hungry children by mobilizing schools and churches to provide nutritious food over the weekends”.

The Hand2Hand organization not only bridges the gap of weekend hunger, they also show these kiddos that they are cared for, and that there can be a “constant” in their life.

Recently, Grandville Trailer had the opportunity to partner with Hand2Hand, in helping them fulfill their dream of having a “Hope on the Move” trailer.

The brilliant idea behind their “Hope on the Move” trailer is to bring the donation center to you, and make donating even more accessible.  Their hope is that different groups will host the trailer in their neighborhood or at their workplace.  The trailer would then become a 1 to 2 day mobile “drop off” location for anyone willing to donate food to the Hand2Hand ministry.

We were so excited to have the oppourtunity to play a small part in this growing organization. We are inspired by their work and thankful for the love they extend to the children in our community.
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What started as an idea in 2008, with 19 children being well nourished over the weekend, has grown to 3692 children, and a partnership with 85 Michigan schools and 59 Churches.

In 2016 Hand2Hand is on track to partner with 12 more schools and 9 more churches, and with the help of the Lord, faithful volunteers with servant hearts, and loads of donations, hopefully their impact can spread even farther than West Michigan.


At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!
-Meagan Wiersma

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Trusted Trailer Repair and Service

If you’re past that one year mark of getting your trailer bearings repacked and you don’t have time for a trailer repair, give us a call.

When a deer jumps into your lane, smashes though your trailer and lands inside (it’s happened) give us a call.

If you’re itching to upgrade your trailer with new lights, tires, or Caliber Low Pro Grip Glides, give us a call.

When you need to diagnose a new problem and get a trusted opinion about the trailer repair you need, give us a call.

But if it’s 3am and you can’t sleep because you’re wondering if your brake controller is installed correctly…. wait until 8:00 and then give us a call.

This is why we’re here. Our highly experienced mechanics specialize in full trailer repair and service. We’re dedicated to getting you back on the road and back to what matters to you.Trusted Trailer Repair and Service

Scheduling Your Trailer Repair

Call us at 616-538-2290 to make your appointment. A lot of people will drop off their trailer on their way to work and pick it up on the way home. Sometimes we need extra time, depending on what the job is and what parts we need. Our guys are great at getting your trailer back to you on the same day.

It’s best to have an appointment, however we understand that life happens and things break when you don’t expect them to. We’ll do our best to get you in last minute if this happens to you. But sometimes we’re just not able to. Take a look at some of the services we provide and then give us a call!

***Note: Get your bearings repacked every year or 10,000 miles. Even when it sits in storage, the grease breaks down over time. It is MUCH cheaper to be proactive on this rather than having to be reactive on the side of the highway. Here’s a DIY tutorial, but keep in mind we can do this as well if you’re unable!

***Another Note: We no longer install hitches. But we sell then and we can answer your questions.


I could brag all day long on our service garage and the trailer repairs they do, but I suppose it’s better to let our customers do that.
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Trailer Repair Testimonials

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“I work for a non-profit called Camp Casey. We provide free horseback riding for kids with cancer and rare blood diseases here in West MI. We own a truck and horse trailer that we use to bring horses to children’s homes for day camps.
I needed my trailer looked at for a general inspection and general maintenance. I also wanted to get a quote to install a trailer break controller.
I’m very happy to have found a reliable local trailer service shop. I need my equipment to be safe and reliable for when we are delivering happiness on horseback to our children that we serve. Grandville Trailer has given me peace of mind when it comes to my trailer, I’m very thankful for that.”
– Nikki P
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“I came in without an appointment and they were able to fit me in to see what was the problem. They were not able to fix my problem but told me exactly what was wrong and how to fix it. And they did not charge me one cent.  I Greatly appreciate you guys. There’s till good people out there in this world.”
– CJ
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“I was picking my boat up from Muskegon and taking it home to get it ready for the fishing season when a bearing acted up. So I called, and while they were booked for several days, they got me in. They took care of it, and had me back on the road in about an hour. You don’t get customer service like this these days! THANKS GUYS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!”
– Jim A
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