Pack Day FAQ
"What do Food for Kidz volunteers do?"
During the Pack Day event on March 1, 2022 volunteers will pack the ingredients we have purchased through our donations. Each food package contains six portions to feed hungry children and their families. Volunteers will be needed to help portion the food, label the portions, bundle the food into shipping boxes, and pack the boxes into a big-rig. Half of these meals will be sent to the Valley View Community Food Bank and half will be sent to Minnesota for distribution to areas around the world.
"How many volunteers are needed?"
Pack Day 2020 saw over 500 volunteers throughout the day to pack 151,128 meals. Our 2022 goal is to prepare 200,000 meals which means we'll again need over 500 volunteers. Feel free to invite friends and family to help us with the 2022 event -- the more, the merrier!
"How do I register to volunteer for the packing event?"
No registration is needed. Just show up and join the fun! You can sign-up for an email reminder.
"Can I use this event to fulfill community service hours?"
Yes. We would be happy to sign-off on any school, church, or court-ordered community service hours.
"Do I need to bring anything to volunteer for the packing event?"
We'll provide all of the necessary supplies, just bring yourself! For the volunteers in charge or portioning the food, we will provide hair nets and gloves, but you are welcome to bring a hat to secure your hair instead. Some of the food ingredients can be slightly messy, so please wear clothing you don't mind being dusted with grains or powder.
"I can't make the packing day event on March 1th. How else can I help?"
To be able to reach our goal of 200,000 meals, we need to raise $30,000. Please participate in our 2021-2022 fundraising events.
Please help us by donating