Join us to collect healthy snacks for Akron Public Schools students
For Akron families struggling to get by, free school lunches are a crucial 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 12 - DECEMBER 12
SORT-A-THON: DECEMBER 12
DISTRIBUTION DAY: DECEMBER 19
• Instant Oatmeal (individual packets)
• Macaroni and Cheese (microwavable cups)
• Dried Fruit/Raisins (individual packets)
• Granola Bars (nut-free)
• Crackers (animal, cheese, breakfast)
• Applesauce 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 generosity and creativity of our volunteers, United Way will give 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 12.
MOST SUPPLIES COLLECTED - At the end of the donation period on December 12, 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 your love 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by December 12.