Empowering Families, Feeding Children.
 

Our Mission

We empower families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals, so their children return to school fed and ready to learn. 

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food - in•se•cure
adjective lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.



Food insecurity affects 1 in 6 children in our community. 
In Lancaster County, 84% of our children are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program, and 21% are likely to be eligible or are at risk now for food insecurity. The average family in Lancaster County falls short by over $6,400 to consistently serve their children a nutritious meal. (Feeding America, 2016 data)

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My name is Lindsey and my daughter Quisha, is in the Power Packs Project program. I recently lost my job, and I struggled a lot with finances. To make things worse, I found out we were not eligible for food stamps. It was almost impossible to make ends meet. Then, Quisha came home from school one day with a Power Packs application, and it was exciting to see that we might be able to receive some help! I applied, and we started the program in September and every Thursday, I pick up the Power Pack and my daughter from school. To be honest, Power Packs Project has saved us! There were days during this difficult time in our lives where I just didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Without it, we could have gone days with little food.
— Parent, Lancaster County

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Our kids and our communities cannot wait.

Power Packs means to me and my girls a life link. It provides us with food. But it’s more than food, it’s knowing that someone cares for you and understands what you and your family are going through. We cook the meal together and we sit down and talk.
— Mom, Columbia School District

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