Fight Hunger

Help Food for Others alleviate weekend hunger by supporting our P3 initiative – supplemental weekend food in the form of Power Packs.

Volunteers deliver the packs to public elementary schools where staff will distribute them to students in need. Most of the students served by P3 are in the free-or-reduced-meals program during the week, and are at risk of food insecurity and hunger on weekends.

P3 LogoYou can help Food for Others guarantee nutritional weekend food packs for area elementary school students we serve, so they stay healthy and arrive at school ready to learn.

Through a grant from Fairfax County, Food for Others is also working in partnership with Britepaths, which partners with the Parent Teacher Associations, social workers, and staff at participating FCPS schools to help them create packages of non-perishable foods and drinks to send home each weekend with children in their school who have been identified as having need for food assistance.

This self-sufficient model run by Britepaths, entitled Food4Thought, was created to serve elementary schools with a smaller (and more easily attainable) number of students in need of weekend food assistance.  Britepaths and Food for Others are working together to make their different service models available to schools in the hope of giving as many children in need as possible in the Fairfax County area access to healthy food over the weekend.

What is a Power Pack?

A Power Pack contains two items each for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus two snacks and two drinks.


Groups and individuals make a big difference 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.

Helpful Documents

To achieve your packing event goal, check out these helpful documents:


Food for Others relies on generous individuals and groups to donate food and funds to make this program possible. With the help of the community, Food for Others is scheduled to distribute over 70,000 packs in 2018/2019 to 28 Fairfax County elementary schools.

For more information, to schedule a P3 Packing Event or to donate food, please email 

Growth of P3 Program
FY2013 to FY2019

P3 Schools

Annandale Terrace Elementary School

Beech Tree Elementary School

Belle View Elementary School

Belvedere Elementary School

Braddock Elementary School


Camelot Elementary School

Centre Ridge Elementary School

Clearview Elementary School

Fairfax Villa Elementary School

Forestdale Elementary School

Freedom Hill Elementary School

Graham Road Elementary School

Herndon Elementary School

Hybla Valley

Lake Anne Elementary School

Louise Archer Elementary School

Mason Crest Elementary School

McNair Elementary School

Mount Eagle Elementary School

Mt. Vernon Woods Elementary School

Parklawn Elementary School

Riverside Elementary School

Rose Hill Elementary School

Shrevewood Elementary School

Springfield Estates Elementary School

Timber Lane Elementary School

Virginia Run Elementary School

Westlawn Elementary School

Woodburn Elementary School

Woodlawn Elementary School

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