The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club and the Institute for the Redesign of Learning have partnered to host the Children’s Hunger Fund: Project Food Pak on November 13.
The fundraiser will provide 500 food paks to children in need in our surrounding communities. The food paks will be put into the hands of church pastors and volunteers who will deliver them to the homes of families in need with each child receiving their own Food Pak.
Community members can participate in Children’s Hunger Fund: Project Food Pak by donating the specific items from the following grocery list:
- Package of dry spaghetti noodles (16 oz)
- Can of tomato sauce (15 oz)
- Can of vegetables (15 oz)
- Can of black or pinto beans (15 oz)
- Can of tuna (5 oz)
- Gummy fruit snacks (1.5 oz)
- Box of raisins (1 oz)
- Fruit/applesauce squeeze pouch (3.2 oz)
- Breakfast/cereal bars (1.3 oz)
- Peanut Butter to-go cups (1 oz)
- Pouch of cookies or crackers (1 oz)
Grocery items and monetary donations will be accepted until November 8 and can be dropped off at the Institute for the Redesign of Learning office during regular business hours at 625 Fair Oaks Ave, Suite #300, in South Pasadena.
Those wishing to donate to cover the $12 cost of each box and the two organizations provide the grocery shopping, use this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=HD37YVZM2SU3G.
“There are many children and their families in our greater community who are hungry and struggling,” said John Vandercook, a member of the Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena. “It is an honor for the South Pasadena Kiwanis Club and the Institute for the Redesign of Learning to partner with Children’s Hunger Fund, a worldwide faith based organization that works with local community groups to help gather and deliver life-saving food and hope to children in great need.”
According to Vandercook, there are an estimated 17 million children struggling with hunger in America – six million more than before the pandemic started.
To learn more about the program, go to: https://foodpak.childrenshungerfund.org/.