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BIG10 Do Good Service Event at Food For Others

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Food For Others

2938 Prosperity Avenue

Fairfax, VA 22031

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Join fellow BIG10 alumni at Food for Others on April 28th, where we will pack "power pack" weekend meals for elementary-school children in need. This annual event gives local alumni an outlet to give back to the community and is held during the University of Maryland's Do Good Service Month initiative.

Food for Others is an important part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement food supplies. Many Fairfax County school children do not have sufficient food at home to carry them through a weekend. These "power packs" supply a child with breakfast, lunch, snack, & dinner for the 2 weekend days. Currently, Food for Others gives out approximately 67,000 "power packs" to children in 29 Fairfax County Elementary Schools.

During this event, we will compile weekend food packs that contain two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items, two snack items, and two drinks packed in a gallon-sized Ziplock bag. Our goal is to complete at least 500 weekend food packs!

Please register for this event by ordering tickets. You may order more than (1) ticket, as your ticket is not for entry, but rather is a commitment to how many individual food items you are able to provide. Please order your tickets based off the number of food and drink items you can commit to donate to the effort. Ordering certain ticket(s) means you are committed to bringing that number of items. (Example: you order (2) tickets for 60 Individual Breakfast Items. This means you are responsible for bringing 120 individual breakfast items to the event).

These tickets have been organized so that we can ensure we have the correct amount of items to provide the kids with complete weekend packs. Sample items for each meal are provided below. Please bring your items the day of the event.

  • Sample Breakfast Items: Oatmeal Single Serve Packs, Nutri-Grain Bars

  • Sample Snack Items: Fruit Gummy Snacks, Granola Bars

  • Sample Lunch & Dinner Items: Individual Microwavable Mac & Cheese Cups, Tuna & Crackers Meal Kits, Chef Boyardee Single Serve Microwavable Cups

  • Sample Drink Items: Capri Sun, Juice Box

This event is hosted by UMD's Northern Virginia Alumni, UMD's Smith School DMV Area Alumni, and Penn State University's Northern Virginia Alumni. Individuals and families of all ages are welcome. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a financial donation that will be used to purchase more food items, please select a 'Donation' ticket.

We hope to see you there!

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