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 has the potential to be harmful to individuals of any age, but it can be especially devastating to children. The USDA estimates that nearly 13 million children in the United States live in food-insecure households as of 2016. That means that 1 in 6 children (18%) may not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. 

Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food insecure children are those children living in households experiencing food insecurity.

Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. (Feeding America, 2018)

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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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Stop into our headquarters - 2219 Dutch Gold Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601 - to purchase your copy anytime M-F 8 AM - 4 PM. Or send Liz an email at liz@powerpacksproject.org