About Us

PowerPack-Yuma is a ministry of the Church in Yuma, Arizona; working to meet the growing need of weekend meals for children on the free and/or reduced lunch program in our local schools.  Statistics have shown that on average, 82% of children can be without food on the weekends.  Many children rely on their local schools to provide breakfast and lunch for them five days a week.  The goal of PowerPack-Yuma is to assist in filling the gap on weekends and holidays for these children. You can “Contact Us” directly to learn more!

 

Facts

The mission of PowerPack-Yuma is to provide the basic necessity of food to children in need within the City of Yuma through delivery of weekend food packs.

 Statistics have shown that on average, 82% of children can be without food on the weekends.  Many children rely on their local schools to provide breakfast and lunch for them five days a week.  The goal of PowerPack-Yuma is to assist in filling the gap on weekends and holidays for these children. The PowerPack-Yuma team consists of local volunteers throughout Yuma who work directly with local school personnel to confidentially identify students in need of the program. The packs are delivered to the school counselors who discreetly distribute them to the students.  PowerPack-Yuma is NEVER given the personal information of recipients.

FAQ

Who is the Power Pack team? The PowerPack-Yuma team consists of local Churches throughout Yuma who  work directly with local school personnel to confidentially identify students in need of the program.

How is food stored? Food is stored in our indoor, climate-controlled office.

How can I get my child on this program? Volunteers work directly with the school to identify students in need. If you are in need of this program, discuss your situation with the school counselor who will contact us directly to get you set up on the program.

How often are Power Packs delivered? The PowerPack-Yuma delivery schedule is coordinated with each school individually based on need. On average, packs are currently delivered on a monthly basis.

 How can I help? The greatest need of the program at this time is monetary or approved food donations. You can contact each individual Church through our Partner Page to donate monetarily or food items.   There are several ways to donate food to PowerPack-Yuma:

 

   Individual or business monetary donations to purchase food.

   Individual or business food donations.

   Food drives through local schools.

   Food drives through local churches.

   Food can be dropped off by scheduling a drop off time with each of the local Churches by contacting them through our Partner Page.


How do I get this program at my local school? PowerPack-Yuma focuses on schools within Yuma. If your school is in this area and is interested in the Power Pack program, please Contact us to discuss details. If you are interested in launching a similar program in your area, you can Contact us for details.   

How do the packs get to the kids? The packs are delivered to the appointed school personnel who discreetly distribute them to the students.   

How are the kids identified? The PowerPack-Yuma team works directly with the school personnel to confidentially identify students in need of the program. PowerPack-Yuma is NEVER given the personal information of recipients.

Is my donation tax deductible? Yes. Upon request, the Partner Church you donate through will provide you with a receipt for your records.

 

How to Help

There are several ways to get involved…

Mail Checks
Contact one of our Partner Churches through our Partners Page to give monetarily to PowerPack Yuma

Volunteer
To find out how to volunteer with PowerPack-Yuma Contact Us. There are several ways to donate food to PowerPack-Yuma:

Individual or business monetary donations to purchase food.
Individual or business food donations.
Food drives through local schools.
Food drives through local churches.

Food can be dropped off by scheduling a drop off time with each of the local Churches by contacting them through our Partner Page.

 

Examples Of Approved Foods For Donation.  These items have been approved by a Dietician.
Single, serving size, kid friendly items. All food must have a current date. NO EXPIRED FOOD PLEASE.

Beef Jerky
Tuna (canned or packets)
Canned chicken breast
Slim Jim’s
Canned or cups of pastas like ravioli, spaghetti, etc.
Soup
Canned roast beef
Ready to eat Mac N cheese in the little cups or individual packets. Just add water. No boxes please.
Ready to eat rice dishes
Snack crackers (goldfish, cheese it’s, peanut butter sandwich, etc)
Pretzels
Snack mix or trail mix
Granola bars
Veggie chips
Fruit leathers or fruit snacks
Dried fruit
Canned or cups of fruit
Applesauce cups or squeeze tubes
Single serving shelf stable boxed milk
individual serving size boxes of cereal
Individual packets oatmeal
Nutragrain or other cereal bars
Kids Cliff bars
Fruitables brand juice drink or V8 juice blends as these contain a serving or more of vegetables. (No Capri Suns or other juices please)
 

PowerPack Partners

There are currently 7 churches supporting 19 schools through the PowerPack program!

Church For The City

The Rock Church

First Christian Church

Champion Church

Oasis Church

The Refinery Church

The Vertical Church