First published in the Oct. 15 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.
The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club and the Institute for the Redesign of Learning have partnered to host the Children’s Hunger Fund: Project Food Pak on Saturday, Nov. 13.
The fundraiser will provide 500 food packages to children in need in surrounding communities. The boxes will reach church pastors and volunteers, who will deliver them to the homes of families in need with each child receiving their own package.
Today, there are an estimated 17 million children struggling with hunger in America — six million more than before the pandemic, according to a statement about the project.
The Children’s Hunger Fund: Project Food Pak is accepting specific donation items:
• Package of dry spaghetti noodles (16 oz)
• Can of tomato sauce (15 oz)
• Can of vegetables (15 oz)
• Can of black or pinto beans (15 oz)
• Can of tuna (5 oz)
• Gummy fruit snacks (1.5 oz)
• Box of raisins (1 oz)
• Fruit/applesauce squeeze pouch (3.2 oz)
• Breakfast/cereal bars (1.3 oz)
• Peanut Butter to-go cups (1 oz)
• Pouch of cookies or crackers (1 oz)
The project will be accepting grocery items and monetary donations until Nov. 8. The donations can be dropped off at the Institute for the Redesign of Learning office (625 Fair Oaks Ave., suite 300) during regular business hours.
To donate to cover the $12 cost of each box, visit paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=HD37YVZM2SU3G.
To learn more about the program, visit foodpak.childrenshungerfund.org/.