Power Packs Project for Carter and MacRae

For families facing food insecurity

Each school year, as part of our ongoing commitment to Carter and MacRae Elementary School, Saint James helps with the Power Packs Project so that children return to school Monday morning well-fed and ready to learn.

About the Power Packs Project

Based in Lancaster County, the Power Packs Project seeks to improve the mental and physical health of participating families by helping parents provide nutritious meals over the weekend when the school breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable. Each week a recipe for a low-cost meal and the ingredients to make it are provided, in addition to staples like peanut butter and cereal. Education is a key component to help empower the participating families to better use their food dollars and assure their children are well-fed and ready to learn at school.

How We Help

Each week during the school year, volunteers from Saint James help pack groceries and fold recipes for almost 100 families in our community. Workers are organized into rotating teams who gather at Carter and MacRae for about an hour and a half on Thursdays at 2:00 PM. There are five teams, so teams serve approximately every 5 weeks.

Click here to learn more about the Power Packs Project.

Want to Volunteer for Power Packs?

Email Kate Brossman for information on what you need to do to get started. She can also be reached by phone at: 717.371.2037

Email Kate