PACKHOPE

A Central PA packing event

 

Join us as we PACKHOPE for people around the world by providing a sustainable food supply through packed meals and seeds!

 

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Thanks for checking out our PackHOPE event.

We are in the planning stages for this year so check back later for details.

Local Action

Worldwide Difference

Enough food exists to feed the world’s 7 billion people, but every night one of nine people go to bed hungry.

You can make a difference!

Join a packing event on September 21st or 22nd at one of the host sites. Help pack 240,000 meals and 4,500 school packs for Middle Eastern refugees.

Local Volunteers

Meals

School Packs

The meals we pack will be sent to Middle Eastern Refugees who have no access to food and housing. These meals will provide a nutritious amount of essential vitamins and minerals for the malnourished. 

Without school supplies, many children living in the toughest places on earth cannot attend school. Education is vital for preparing them to rise out of poverty.

Meal Packing Locations

In partnership with UNTO, we have four host sites available for rice and bean meal packing

Volunteer for a 2 hour packing shift

Training is provided at the start of each food pack session.  Choose one or more sessions to volunteer.

A session includes a total of 200 people. 

  • Saturday September 23, 12pm-2pm 74% 74%
  • Saturday September 23, 3pm-5pm 59% 59%
  • Sunday September 24, 9:30am-11:30am 98% 98%
  • Sunday September 24, 1pm-3pm 100% 100%

Host Site

Calvary Harvest Fields
150 Harvest Fields Drive
Boalsburg, PA 16827

This event is sponsored by Calvary Church,

but it is not a religious event.

School Packing Locations

In partnership with UNTO, we have three host sites available for schoolpacks

Packing

HOPE

In partnership with UNTO, we are packing 4,500 school packs for children around the world. 

Many schools lack adequate supplies and even might simply gather under a tree. In poverty cases, families cannot afford school uniforms or the extra expensives of school supplies.

Going to school in the toughest places is not easy. You can help build hope into the next generation  to build a brighter future. 

Volunteer for a 2 hour school packing shift in Tyrone

Training is provided at the start of each session.   

  • Saturday September 23, 10am-12pm 0% 0%

Host Site:

Calvary Tyrone
1062  Pennsylvania Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686

Volunteer for a 2 hour school packing shift in Lewistown

Training is provided at the start of each session.   

  • Sunday September 24, 10am-12pm 0% 0%

Host Site:

Calvary Lewistown
111 E 3rd St
Lewistown, PA 17044

Volunteer for a 2 hour school packing shift in Millheim

Training is provided at the start of each session.   

  • Sunday September 24, 2pm-4pm 0% 0%

Host Site:

Calvary Penns Valley
117 Penn St
Millheim, PA 16854

Provides 3 meals for a refugee.

Provides a child with a bag of school supplies

Provides 100 meals for those in the toughest places

Provides a refugee family meals for an entire month.

  • Out of the total price to supply meals and school packs for refugees, we still have $22,000 left to raise! 75% 75%

Refugees and Hunger

All around the globe, hunger and malnutrition claim lives while crippling the advancement of individual communities.  The United Nations reports that childhood hunger is responsible for the deaths of 6.5 million children under the age of five each year. With over 68 million refugees and displaced people in the world today, half of those are children under 18 plagued by malnutrition.

Meals that will be packed by us will be delivered to Middle Eastern refugees through the partnership with Unto.

Join hundreds of others as we PACKHOPE in the form of rice and beans for refugees in the Middle East. Your gift of 2 hours shows them that you care.

A single dollar provides three meals for a refugee.

Your gift of $50 provides a refugee family of five meals for an entire month.

 

FAQ
What should I wear?

Hair nets (and beard nets) will be provided.  If you have a ball cap that you’d like to wear instead, please bring that along.

For meal packing at Harvest Fields: Closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing. You’ll be standing the entire time.

For seed packing in Lewistown, Penns Valley or Tyrone: You will be sitting down at a table so whatever is comfortable for you!

What time should I arrive?

Check-in opens 15 minutes before each session starts. There will be a check-in table with greeters who will assign you to a station.

How do I make sure I am at a station with my friend/group?

Before you check in, please gather your group, family or friends to ensure that you will be at a table together. 

Do I have to attend a training?

No. Training occurs when the sessions starts.

Can my child participate?

Foodpacking at Harvest Fields: ages 7 and up are able to help pack.  This is not a drop-off event though, so children under 18 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Seedpacking at Lewistown, Tyrone or Penns Valley: Ages 3 and up are able to help pack. This is a great family friendly event. 

 

What should I expect during my 2 hour session?

Once you are checked in, you will be assigned to a station coach who will take the group to the hairnet table and have you wash your hands before heading in to get started.

Each station consists of about eight people who will repackage the bulk supplies into individual family-sized meal packs.  You should expect to stand the entire time so wear comforable shoes.

Also expect to have fun! Many who serve come back year after year or even come back for a second session in the same day. We play music, we laugh, we have fun!

Why should I volunteer my time?

An average American is not concerned about where their next meal is coming from or when they’ll get to eat their next meal. However, our world is filled with poverty and thanks to the organization Unto, they take the meals we pack to the malnourished, and spread kindness. Not only do they provide meals, but they also provide other supplies to help improve the quality of life. 2 hours of your time helps SIGNIFICANTLY in the world.

For any questions, contact info@PackhopePA.com

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Corporate sponsorship enquiries may be sent to info@PackhopePA.com

Your donation of $100 will…
Provide 300 meals of nutritious rice and lentils.  This will feed 10 refugees for an entire month.

Your donation of $500 will…
Provide 1,500 meals, which will feed 50 refugees one meal a day for an entire month.

Your donation of $1,000 will…
Provide 3,000 meals, which will allow twenty refugee families of five to eat a meal each day for an entire month.

 

Calvary Harvest Fields

150 Harvest Fields Dr

Boalsburg PA 16827

Saturday Sept 23

12pm-2pm  3pm-5pm

Sunday Sept 24

9:30-11:30am

1pm-3pm

 

Calvary Tyrone

1062 Penna Ave

Tyrone, PA 16686

Saturday Sept 23

10am-12pm

 

Calvary Lewistown

111 E 3rd St

Lewistown, PA 17044

Sunday Sept 24

10am-12pm

 

Calvary Penns Valley

117 Penns St

Millheim, PA 16854

Sunday Sept 24

2pm-4pm

 

Contact

Have a question that isn’t answered here?
info@PackhopePA.com