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.
2017-2018 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Here are the volunteer needs that Power Packs Project currently has (Please share!):
• Distribution Partner Is your church, business or organization looking for a weekly volunteer community outreach opportunity helping to ensure families have enough food? Become a Power Packs Distribution Partner! A Distribution Partner picks food up from our Lancaster City warehouse, delivers it to a school, packs bags for distribution and helps the school counselor distribute the bags to students and their families. Approximate time required: 90-120 minutes weekly each Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30. The ability to lift 20-30 pounds is needed. A large vehicle (van or SUV) to transport the food is also necessary. If interested, please contact Cathy Hendrixson, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-615-3784.
• Thursday Warehouse Helpers (3) Power Packs Project is currently looking for volunteers to help with our distribution on Thursday afternoons. We are looking for one volunteer from noon- 2:00 pm and another two volunteers from 1-3 pm. Volunteers will help load skids, move them to the loading dock and help load the distribution into driver’s cars. Volunteers need to be able to lift 30 lbs. If interested, please contact our Distribution Coordinator, Joyce Stephens, at email@example.com or 717-615-3793.
• Wednesday Warehouse Helpers (3) We are looking for a volunteer who can help in the Power Packs Project warehouse on Wednesday mornings at 9 am for an hour. Lifting up to 30 lbs. multiple times will be required as will working in the freezers and walk- in refrigerator. If this sounds like a volunteer opportunity for you, please contact our Distribution Coordinator, Joyce Stephens, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-615-3793.
• Wednesday Drivers (2) Power Packs Project is currently looking for (2) volunteers to deliver food to Penn Manor each Wednesday. These volunteers will load their large SUV or truck with boxes of food around 11am and deliver to the Penn Manor High School. Although volunteers will help with packing and unloading, volunteers need to be able to lift 30 lbs. If interested, please contact our Distribution Coordinator, Joyce Stephens, at email@example.com or 717-615-3793.