Community Conversations About Power Packs

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!



Published:December 18, 2017 View Post

Auntie Anne’s CARES Presents Check

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!


Published:November 1, 2017 View Post

Recipe Contest Winner!

We are proud to announce the #WINNER of the Power Packs Project Recipe Contest is Rachel Bacchi. Her winning recipe is for Vegetarian BBQ!
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!

Recipe Contest Winner: Vegetarian BBQ

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


Published:October 22, 2017 View Post

October 2017 Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter here: October 2017 Newsletter !


Published:October 11, 2017 View Post

Our First Distribution Day

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






Published:October 3, 2017 View Post

CBS 21 And Power Packs Project Team Up


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.



Published:August 31, 2017 View Post

Power Packs Project Awarded


Power Packs Project was deeply honored to be named Agency of the Year for Youth Programs by Central Pennsylvania Food Bank last week. Accepting the award on behalf of Power Packs were Program Director, Cathy Hendrixson, Executive Director, Kim McDevitt and Distribution Coordinator, Joyce Stephens.


Published:August 30, 2017 View Post

September Is Protein Food Drive Month

With the new school year beginning in September, Power Packs Project is launching PROTEIN FOOD DRIVE MONTH! We are asking individuals, businesses and organizations to hold a Protein Drive during the month to collect peanut butter, can chicken and tuna for our families. To help you get started download this useful Healthy Food Drive Tookit from Hunger Free Lancaster County to help you, or your organization, or business organize a HEALTHY FOOD DRIVE that will help end hunger in our community! 
Download your “Healthy Food Drive Toolkit” HERE

Published:August 30, 2017 View Post

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 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 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 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 or 717-615-3793.



Published:August 17, 2017 View Post

Power Packs Project​ Back To School Recipes Contest

Power Packs provides a recipe and all the ingredients to make a home cooked meal for our families every week. We are looking to you to help us discover new recipes that:
    • feed a family of 4 or more
    • ingredients $6 or under
    • consists of 4 or less ingredients
    • is easy to make
    • consists of a protein and vegetable
Do you have a family favorite that consists of this criteria?  Or, can you create a recipe with this criteria?
If so, submit the recipe to with Recipe Contest in subject heading for a chance to #WIN a $50 Giant Gift Card and a chance to cook the meal  on Good Day PA​’s Power Pack’s September airing.  Submittal deadline; midnight 9.5.17

Published:August 12, 2017 View Post