Welcome to the Power Packs Project!


During the season of abundance, Power Packs Projects challenges you to live for just one day with the reality that many of our families face every day. We ask you to accept The SNAP Challenge this December! SNAP is short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It was formerly known as food stamps.
The SNAP Challenge is designed to provide an experience that will help individuals understand the difficulties of maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet while living on a SNAP/food stamp budget.
Taking the SNAP Challenge is a snap!
• Spend $4 per person per day on food and beverages. This is average allocation that individuals eligible for SNAP receive.
• Journal to keep track of what you eat and drink.
• Share your journey with others. Post on social media. Tag “Power Packs Project” when you do. Or share your experiences with us via email at anja@powerpacksproject.org.
• Invite your friends and family to take the challenge. It’s a great group activity for schools, businesses, social or service groups, even neighborhoods.


Power Packs Project hopes that you will share this opportunity with your students and staff and their families. We ask you to take the Challenge in the month of December in anticipation of the Christmas holiday. The SNAP Challenge can be a tangible reminder of how much we have to be grateful for and just what our children and their families face every day in this season of giving.

Power Packs will be inviting all of Lancaster County to participate in this consciousness raising activity in the coming weeks.


Thank You For Giving Extra!

We were overwhelmed by your support during the 24 hours of online giving that was this year’s Extraordinary Give. Thanks to that support Power Packs not only reached our goal, but surpassed it. Because of your generosity and belief in or mission to end food insecurity for children and their families here in Lancaster we raised an extraordinary total of $81,693. Thank you from everyone here at Power Packs Project!

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.