What is the Power Pack Program (P3)?

P3 provides elementary school students with a pack of food they can bring home and eat over the weekend. Several children in our area have little or almost nothing to eat between their Friday lunch and Monday breakfast meals provided at school. The weekend Power Pack (which contains 2 items for breakfast, 2 items for lunch, and 2 items for dinner, plus 2 snacks and 2 drinks) helps alleviate hunger for local children in need and enables them to focus on their school work.

Volunteers deliver the packs to public elementary schools where they are distributed to students in need. Most of the students served by P3 are in the free-and-reduced-meals program during the week, and experience hunger on weekends.

You can help Food for Others provide weekend food packs for local elementary school students, so they arrive at school ready to learn.

Plan a P3 Stuffing Event

Groups and individuals can contribute by assembling and delivering weekend food packs for elementary school students.

Volunteer as a group activity or as an individual by purchasing food or assembling packs.

Food drives conducted by businesses, associations, faith-based organizations, schools, and other groups are critically important as we work to feed our neighborhood children in need.

For more information, to schedule a P3 Packing Event, or to donate food, please email volunteer@foodforothers.org 

Putting Packs Together

Use a 2 gallon size Ziploc Bag. Include items that are shelf-stable, kid-friendly and single-serving sized. Please do not include applesauce cups with tinfoil lids.

Each pack must include:  2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 dinner items, 2 snacks and 2 drinks.

HELP US MAKE THESE PACKS AS NUTRITIOUS AS POSSIBLE.

Items to Include

Breakfast Lunch/ Dinner Snacks Drinks
  • Oatmeal Packets
  • Cereal (Individual Sizes)
  • Granola Bars
  • Nutri Grain Bars
  • Chili Cups
  • Mac & Cheese Cups (single-serving)
  • Tuna/ Chicken Salad Kits with Crackers
  • Chef Boyardee, Ravioli
  • Fruit Cups (in juice NOT syrup)
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Snacks, Dried Fruits
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Capri Sun Juice Boxes
  • Shelf-stable Milk

Please DO NOT Include:

Peanut butter or items that include peanut butter, candy, Pop-tarts, Vienna sausages, glass containers, high sugar items, apple sauce cups with tinfoil lids or bottled water.

Sample Power Pack

Donate P3 Food from our Wishlist

The Power Pack Program is funded in part by the following sponsors:

Food drives conducted by businesses, associations, faith-based organizations, schools, and other groups are critically important as we work to feed our neighborhood children.

No donation to the Power Pack Program is too small. Every pack we receive is one more than we had before and each pack counts towards feeding a student in need!