Looking to make a difference by helping eliminate hunger in Lancaster County? Join the Power Packs Project, a local nonprofit, at Power Up Kids; An Interactive Event during Lancaster’s First Friday on October 7. At Power Packs we work towards empowering food-insecure families in Lancaster County by providing nutritious recipes, weekend meal packs and education. We are committed to spreading awareness of hunger in Lancaster County. Power Up Kids; An Interactive Event will include information about the Power Packs Project mission, and two interactive activities.
Join us at the Ware Center and the Wells Fargo building in downtown Lancaster on October 7 for our Power Up Kids; An Interactive Event! During the event, participants will build a life-size puzzle of cardboard boxes to reveal a message about hunger in Lancaster County. In an additional activity, participants will sit at a dinner table and be presented with an example of an average meal portion for someone dealing with hunger.
To further heighten awareness of hunger in Lancaster, Power Packs will promote the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Challenge. The Challenge encourages an individual to live on a food budget of $4.00 per day and journal their experience.
“Power Packs has been founded as a community that helps the community. Power Packs sees it as our responsibility to not only support families in need but also to make the public aware of what hunger looks like today,” said Kim McDevitt, Executive Director at the Power Packs Project. “Parents are proud and dignified and doing whatever they can to buy food on whatever little is left over after paying their bills. They want to be able to feed their families a healthy meal. Power Packs makes it possible for them to do that over the weekend and teaches families how to feed their families during the week with easy, low cost nutritious meals. We are excited to call the public to action in a way that educates them first, and then allows them to decide how they will be involved.”
Additional interactive elements of Power Up Kids will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Learn more about the Power Packs Project by visiting powerpacksproject.org.