This Season of Giving held a wonderful surprise for the children and their families of Power Packs Project. Last week, we received a $2,500 EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program) donation from our friends at First Citizens Community Bank! We are so grateful they chose Power Packs for one of their 2017 EITC donations!
Have you seen Power Packs Project fun and informative monthly Cooking Show with ABC27 News Good Day PA? Catch the broadcast LIVE the 3rd Monday of each month from 12:30 until 1:30 pm! You can also see them on our YouTube channel at YouTube/Power Packs Project !
This month, Power Packs Executive Director, Kim McDevitt shares instructions on how to cook a turkey, even if there’s no access to an oven as well as tips on what families can do with their leftovers. “We have been told that families may receive a donated turkey, but may not know how to cook it when they arrive home,” says Kim.
We recently had some wonderful Community Conversations about Fighting Hunger in Lancaster. We spoke with many community leaders and can’t thank them enough for taking the time to talk about Power Packs and our mission.
Here’s our conversation with Lancaster City Mayor-Elect Danene Sorace in which she talks about the importance of Power Packs to our community.
To see all of these important and engaging conversations, click HERE!
We had a visit from the Auntie Anne’s‘s C.A.R.E.S. Committee last week. They stopped by to present Power Packs Project Executive Director, Kim McDevitt with a check for $32,500, the proceeds from their 2017 Charity Golf Tournament. They not only dropped off this generous donation, but stayed for the day to help in the warehouse!
We are proud to announce the #WINNER of the Power Packs Project Recipe Contest is Rachel Bacchi. Her winning recipe is for Vegetarian BBQ!
-2 can Black Beans or Pinto Beans
-1 cup Barbecue Sauce
-1/2 cup chopped Green Pepper
-1/2 cup chopped Onion
Add onion and peppers to skillet with oil. Sauté for 3 minutes until onions are translucent and fragrance is developing. Drain and rinse the cans of beans, add to skillet along with BBQ sauce.
Mix together until thoroughly heated about 10 minutes.
Serve along with rice or on hamburger buns and enjoy!!
This meal costs, on average, only $4.50!
Watch the video below to see Rachel along with Kim McDevitt of Power Packs make the recipe on Good Day PA!
Power Packs Project recently held a contest for the best affordable, healthy recipe and Rachel Bacci, the recipe creator, along with Kim McDevitt of Power Packs, were in the Good Day PA kitchen to have a taste!
Posted by Power Packs Project on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Check out our latest newsletter here: October 2017 Newsletter !
It was all hands on deck as Joyce, our Distribution Coordinator, and Dave, our new Operations Director get the warehouse moving, moving for the very first Distribution Day of a brand new school year for Power Packs Project!
Be sure to check out Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg in September, where they will be featuring Power Packs Project to fight hunger in Central PA. Thousands of families in our area are food insecure on any given day. Our partnership with CBS 21 will help to educate and activate the community into solving this problem.