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Hand in Hand

How It Works

Food donors are assigned a weekly date when Stone Belt clients and staff collect non-perishable food donations and deliver them to area food pantries. Donors place their contributions in special bags outside their homes. Stone Belt leaves empty bags, and for those that may have missed a date, empty bags with a friendly reminder card that lists the next date for pick up.

Download our Hand in Hand Fact Sheet
Watch a video clip about Hand in Hand on Stone Belt's YouTube channel

Program Statistics

• Hand in Hand collected over 8,000 items of food in 2014.

• Currently more than 120 households participate in over 15 neighborhoods in Bloomington and three surrounding counties with more added each day!

• Hand in Hand provided over 12% of the total contributions to Community Kitchen in Bloomington in 2014, making the program the largest individual donor to that agency.

Community Impact

The project creates an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to contribute to community building through meaningful volunteer employment. The project teaches the community about the ability of everyone to make a difference. The level of awareness and commitment to social needs in Bloomington is growing exponentially through participant involvement.

Community Resources

Stone Belt is honored to have received a 2007 grant from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County in order to support and expand the Hand in Hand Project. Additional expenses for the project are funded through the Stone Belt operating budget, and through generous and visionary individual donors.

Get Involved

Participating in the Hand in Hand Project is simple, easy, and helps so many people.

Ask how your home can be added by calling 812-332-2168 or emailing Hand in Hand.  Routes are currently being supported in the following communities: Bloomington, Columbus and Bedford. Learn more about how you can start making a difference today!

Click here to view the audio and text of the Client Handbook.