The entire Arcadia community and surrounding areas are invited to join together for the "Fifth Annual ARCADIA CARES: FOOD FOR KIDZ" packathon hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (northeast corner of 56th St. and Indian School) on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.!! This is a community wide event with
A GOAL TO RAISE $18,000 AND PACK 143,166 MEALS
(BRINGING OUR 5-YEAR TOTAL TO 500,000 MEALS!!)
to nourish children and their families who don't have enough food to eat. All ages from 3 on up are encouraged to attend!!
Our volunteers, along with the Food for Kidz organization, will pack individual highly nutritious and filling meals complete with oatmeal or beans, rice, soy, vitamins and dehydrated vegetables. Each meal provides a day's worth of vitamins and nutrients to enable a child to grow up strong to fight off malaria, measles, dysentery and other diseases.
We are asking for donations of funds, at 15 cents per meal, to help cover the cost of ingredients. Typically, an adult packages $25 worth of product (167 meals) in an hour. For a child, the figure is $15 (100 meals). Every $5 will feed a child for a month. Sponsorships are also available, starting at $150 (1000 meals).
Donations can be made online at www.popphoenix.org or in the Prince of Peace office. Donations at the packathon will also be accepted, but donations in advance will help us to plan. All donations are tax-deductible. Upon request, we will provide a receipt for your records.
We appreciate all donations!! Even if you decide to not make a donation, we would still love for you to sign up to pack and help the cause.
Come for one or more shifts, each one a total of 90 minutes!! If you are going to bring children under age 12, please make note of their ages in the comment section below so we can plan accordingly.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early for your shift so you can check in, receive your packing station assignment, and attend a brief orientation.
Please help us to raise awareness of this event by telling your friends, neighbors, extended family, sporting teams and everyone else!!!
For additional information, go to www.popphoenix.org and click on the packathon link.
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH: 3641 N 56th St, Phx, 85018 (northeast corner with E. Indian School)
|| Arcadia Cares Administrator