Mealtimes are sharing times

This summer we will be partnering with Chef Fernando Garcia- Auila, one of the professional chefs at Willow Valley Communities to teach children the importance of eating a nutritious meal. There will be hands on cooking demonstrations, educating the children on where food comes from, making affordable food choices, how to cook, cut, prepare and create balanced meals. And of course eat the creations they made!

While these children will gain skills and knowledge our hope is that they return to their families and teach them what they learned and continue to make healthy meals together. Spending time in the kitchen and enjoying a meal together with family is very important, the oppurtunites to grow, learn, and create memories is priceless.

Jennifer Thompson
Thank you BB & T

On March 6,2019 Regional Program Director, Gwyn Rowland and Executive Assistant, Lisa Flood visited BB & T on the Manheim Pike. There we met with Ashley Leibold, Commercial Sales Associate with BB&T, and accepted a disbursement from BB & T and the Educational Improvement Organization.

Thank you BB&T for your ongoing support!

Jennifer Thompson
What shoes are you wearing?

Like any other business or organization you may be asked to help a fellow teammate in a role that is unlike yours. Thus walking in their shoes for a moment, day, week or until the task is completed. That’s just what Executive Director, Jennifer Thompson and Executive Assistant Lisa Flood did. On Thursday, February 7th Jennifer and Lisa set out to deliver milk to 6 schools in the School District of Lancaster.

First, a quick stop at the Power Packs warehouse. Waiting for them were labeled coolers full of milk. Each cooler was loaded into the van in the order of school drop off location. With their cooler count, school drop off list, and maps, Jennifer and Lisa hit the road.

With in an hour and a half, 100 quarts of milk had been delivered to the schools. Excited that they completed the task and happy that the families would receive milk along with their packs, Jennifer and Lisa returned to the warehouse. “ It was a great day! We met so many wonderful staff and volunteers within our school community.”

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Thanks from the bottom of our hearts
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On February 12th Power Packs was in attendance at the Grand Opening of Giant Direct on Reservoir Street.

Power Packs was presented a check in the amount of $150,000 to use over our 3 year partnership with Giant.

The money received will go towards purchasing food for distribution, educating families on how to cook, shop on a budget and introduce new ingredients they may not have ever used.

We couldn’t be more grateful for Giant’s support and partnership.

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One Veteran’s Commitment to Power Packs Project

Power Packs Project Administrative Assistant Medoza Ameen had the great honor to be a guest at Keith Brown’s County of Lancaster Veteran’s Court Commencement on Thursday, June 14. One of Keith’s graduation requirements was 80 hours of community service and he accomplished it by setting up multiple protein drives for Power Packs Project, raising hundreds of pounds of protein with his fellow Veteran’s Court participants. Keith also has another $200 worth of peanut butter that is on its way next week. During the program a donation collection for our mission was started with a matching gift pledged by Senior Probation Office Mary Krout.  Medoza was presented with a check for $1000 that had been raised by the graduates and officers of Veteran’s Court at the ceremony.

We were so touched by not only his generous spirit and commitment to Power Packs Project but also by his story and his commitment to his fellow veterans and Court officers. His speech moved the entire room to tears and we thank him for his service.


Jennifer Thompson
TownLively Article Features Barnstormers/Power Packs Project!

The Lancaster Barnstormers are holding a protein food drive for the Power Packs Project. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, June 22, readers may bring donations to the box office, located at 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster.
Our #WishList of ingredients:
o 18 oz. peanut butter in plastic jar
o 10 oz. canned chicken
o 5 oz. canned tuna

Check out the article about the event in TownLively! 

TownLively Article

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