Steven's Power Pack Club

 

Almost 1 in 3 children in
Scioto, Pike, & Adams Counties are food insecure!

Thanks to you, we have expanded
Steven's Power Pack Club!
We are now serving nearly 1100 hungry children every weekend in all 12 public elementary schools in Scioto County and 4 elementary schools in Pike County, and 1 elementary school in Adams County!

 

Thank you for supporting Steven's Power Pack Program!!!


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Our review of statistics from Feeding America reveal that almost one in three children living in Scioto, Pike, and Adams Counties are considered "food insecure", meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from.  This means that the children in our local schools are among the most vulnerable to suffer from the problems associated with hunger in the home.  The sad reality is that many of these children are going without proper nutrition or, in some cases, with no food at all over the weekend, their only meals being provided at breakfast or lunch through the school system.

The Steven A Hunter Hope Fund is trying to help alleviate the problem through Steven's Power Pack Club.  Through the program, food is distributed to these elementary school children on Fridays to be taken home for the weekend.  The school system determines the eligibility based on the free and reduced lunch program and upon recommendation of the children's teachers.  The "food packs" are purchased by the Steven A Hunter Hope Fund from the Cincinnati FreeStore FoodBank.

Stevens Power Pack Club serves nearly 1100 hungry children in 18 area elementary schools including Portsmouth Elementary & Portsmouth East Elementary, New Boston Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Valley Elementary, West Portsmouth Elementary, Green Elementary, Clay Elementary, Bloom-Vernon Elementary, Minford Elementary, Sciotoville Elementary Academy, Wheelersburg Elementary, & Portsmouth STEM Academy in Scioto County, & Jasper Elementary, Zahn's Corner Middle Elementary, Western Elementary, & Waverly Intermediate Schools in Pike County, & Manchester Elementary in Adams County.

The Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, Inc. partners with the Cincinnati FreeStore FoodBank, and teachers, staff,, & adminsitrators from all of the school districts to try to address the problem of weekend hunger for our elementary aged school children.

In an effort to continue to improve the quality of packs, the Freestore Foodbank has changed the makeup of each pack to include items high in protein, fiber and iron, as well as organic and minimally processed items for improved diversity and nutritional value.  Our Power Packs will now contain approximately 12 to 15 kid-friendly, shelf-stable food items that are selected for nutritional value and ease of preparation such as sun butter, whole grain cereals, fruit and vegetable juices, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, apple oatmeal bars, complete pasta meals and other healthy choices.  Initial tests of these new packs have already shown positive reactions from children and their families. 
For more information, please contact the Steven A Hunter Hope Fund.


           




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