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.
You 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.
Food for Others relies on generous individuals and groups to donate food and funds to make this program possible. With the help of donations, Food for Others was able to provide over 62,000 Power Packs to 28 area elementary schools during school year 2015/16.
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