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The 7th Annual Power Packs Project

Stay at Home Gala

Don’t miss our 7th Annual Power Packs Project “Stay at Home Gala” on Saturday, May 27th at whatever time you wish! Feeding hungry children will not require a fancy venue, a caterer, centerpieces, or a band. This Gala can be wherever you choose to gather and celebrate your support for ending food insecurity for children and their families in Central PA.

 “Power Packs means a life link for me and my girls. They provide all the ingredients and a recipe to follow. My girls and I take the pack home from school and have fun cooking together. Power Packs means much more than the food, it’s knowing that someone is there for you and understands what you’re going through.”

– Jami, Power Packs mom

This event may not be real but the need is. Cocktails will not be served at 6pm. Dinner will not be served 7pm. There will be no program at 8pm. There will be no dancing until midnight.

You will save the cost of …a new dress or tux rental …a baby sitter …a hairdresser and manicurist …parking fees …raffle tickets and the time to pull it all together

Power Packs Project will save the cost of …the venue …the caterer and food …the centerpieces …the entertainment …the party favors

PJ’s or Loungewear are appropriate attire, as you stay home enabling the good work of Power Packs to change lives. Follow & Share Your Evening Share your evening plans with us on Facebook.

Join us for the “Stay at Home Gals” the May 2t7th at whatever level you are able knowing that your donations is going towards the Power Packs mission and not another party. Your contribution can help in several ways:

  • Adopt a Family $165 will provide one family with weekend meals for the school year
  • Udderly Awesome $250 will purchase fresh milk for 15 families for the school year
  • Healthy Munch & Crunch $350 will buy fresh produce for 100 families for the school year
  • $ _____________ will purchase lots of food for children and families in need

Please make checks payable to “Power Packs Project” or give securely online HERE.

1006 New Holland Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17601 • 717-517-9220

Banners on vacant city building draw attention to child hunger in Lancaster County

They beautify one of the most notoriously lackluster facades in downtown Lancaster. They draw attention to a worthy cause.

And with permission from the city’s Zoning Hearing Board, three large “Power Up Kids” banners will remain on the Bulova Building at 101 N. Queen St. through next spring.

“They’ve been extremely well received,” said Kim McDevitt, executive director of the Power Packs Project.

Moreover, “the city is very supportive of our initiative to bring awareness to hunger in Lancaster County,” she said.

The Power Packs nonprofit provides recipes and ingredients for healthy meals over weekends to low-income families, helping them to keep their children well-fed and ready to learn during the week.

Aided by more than 350 volunteers, it serves more then 1,900 area families, McDevitt said.

The 15-foot by 30-foot banners are part of Power Packs’ “Power Up Kids” publicity campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the issues of hunger and food insecurity.

As part of it, Power Packs will host the SNAP Challenge this year, inviting “key leaders in the community” to buy food based on the small budget provided under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The banners, along with the rest of the Power Up Kids push, are succeeding in increasing both donor support and the number of low-income families participating in Power Packs, McDevitt said.

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Long Term Solutions

Power Packs provides weekend food and nutritional information to families who are food insecure when the school's lunch program is not available to them.  Families are taught how to stretch their limited food dollars using the food provided by PPP.   The goal of the program is to empower families to regularly provide healthy meals and that children return to school, well-fed and ready to learn.  Power Packs provides long-term solutions to end childhood hunger.
Watch a short video about our work.