Power Packs Project
According to the Center on Hunger and Poverty "Hungry children have a hard time learning in school, have short attention spans and, suffer more absence due to illness." A local organization, the Power Packs Project, is striving to improve the mental and physical health of local children by helping their parents provide nutritious meals over weekends when the school breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable to them.
The goal of the program is to empower the participating families to better use their food dollars and assure their children are well-fed and ready to learn at school. Each week a recipe for a low-cost meal and the ingredients to make it is provided in addition to staples like peanut butter and cereal. Volunteer opportunities are available each week to assemble the packs, and of course PPP could benefit from contributions. Learn more at their website or on their Facebook page