Events

Holiday Snack Packs

Dec 20, 2017

 

Join us to collect healthy snacks for Akron Public Schools students

For many Akron families struggling to get by, free school lunches are an indispensable source of childhood nutrition. But when school’s out, they lose access to this vital resource. Help us give local kids wholesome snacks to enjoy over their winter break, so that they can spend their holidays being happy and healthy instead of hungry.

COLLECT SNACKS: NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 13

SORT-A-THON: DECEMBER 13 

DISTRIBUTION DAY: DECEMBER 20

Register to volunteer

REQUESTED ITEMS:
Instant Oatmeal (individual packets)
Macaroni and Cheese (microwavable cups)
Dried Fruit/Raisins (individual packets)
Granola Bars (nut-free)
Crackers (animal, cheese, breakfast)
Apple Sauce or Fruit Cups (in light syrup or fruit juice)
Fruit Snacks
Pretzels (individual serving bags)
Popcorn (microwaveable pouches)

ALL DONATED SNACKS MUST BE NUT-FREE.

ENTER OUR HOLIDAY SNACK PACKS CONTEST!

To celebrate the contributions and creativity of our volunteers, United Way will be giving out two awards during our Holiday Snack Packs Food Drive.  Any organization that requests a donation bin may compete. Winners will be announced at the Sort-a-thon on December 13.

MOST SUPPLIES COLLECTED - At the end of the donation period on December 11, we will tally up the number of donations. The organization with the most donated supplies wins.

MOST CREATIVE DISPLAY - Use markers, construction paper, tinsel or even the donations themselves to show yourlove for the Greater Akron community. Build a backdrop or decorate your donation bin – express yourself! Candidates for Most Creative Display must send pictures of their displays to Julie Caruso at jcaruso@uwsummit.org by December 11.

MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT HOLIDAY SNACK PACKS

For more information contact Julie at jcaruso@uwsummit.org