Pack Food for Hungry Kids at Food for Thought w/ Project Helping, Elkhart Elementary School, Friday, 12. April 2019

The mission of Food For Thought is the elimination of weekend hunger in Denver’s Title 1 elementary schools. Each PowerSack has 9-13 items, enough to feed a family of four 2 meals over the weekend. FFT targets schools where 90% or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunch programs (income of a family of four is less than $29K/year to qualify). By providing a Powersack to each child in the school each week, they work to assure that no child goes hungry over the weekend.
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

Project Helping volunteers will be assisting Food for Thought at Elkhart Elementary School. We will pack PowerSacks for families to take home for the weekend. Volunteers may help set up assembly lines, pack bags and deliver to the classrooms. As space is limited, make sure to register before participating in this great event! 
FAQs
Why volunteer?
Through the act of volunteering, you are actively investing in your community while also improving your mental wellness! Volunteering is proven to have numerous health benefits including improved mood, feeling healthier, increased sense of purpose and reducing stress levels. Volunteering can also give us a deep sense of happiness, both immediately and long-term.
* 94% of people who volunteer say that volunteering improves their mood.* 96% of people who volunteer say that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose.
This is just some of the science that supports our mission and outlines why it’s so beneficial to do good things for others. We call that practicing kindfulness. #DoGoodFeelGood
Does this event require special skills?
There are no specific skills needed for this event. We do consider willingness to help others a very special skill, but you’re reading this, so you already have that one!
Are there age requirements for volunteering?
Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate in this opportunity.
ALL THE DETAILS: Where to park and meet? What to wear and bring? What is the agenda for the day?
Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the details. We’ll also send a reminder email and a text a few days before the event!
To make sure you get the emails, you may want to add Project Helping (volunteer@projecthelping.org) to your contacts.
More Questions? Email Project Helping at volunteer@projecthelping.org

Friday, 12. April 2019, Elkhart Elementary School, Pack Food for Hungry Kids at Food for Thought w/ Project Helping

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