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kidsPACK: How do the meal packs get to the kids?

You have heard before that kidsPACK would not be operational without our volunteers! kidsPACK boosts more than 1,000 volunteers that keep our children feed over the weekend when food is not readily available. One part of our Volunteers is our drivers. After the food is packed and boxed, each meal pack is delivered to all 80 schools (that are on the kidsPACK Program) throughout Polk County, FL. kidsPACK warehouse is located on the very outskirts of the west side of I-4 heading to Tampa and Polk County cities and schools all are located to the right of kidsPACK.

So, how do the meals get delivered to each school?

BY THE AMAZING Organizations who partner with kidsPACK! Each use their employees and/or congregation members to deliver kidsPACK bi-weekly to all schools. They use their own time and money (think gas) to get this done, usually each Thursday morning:

A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure, Christ Community Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, Presbyterian Church in the Highlands, Faith Xtreme, First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, First United Methodist Church, Freedom Tour, FUEL Church, Highland Park Church, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, Hope Presbyterian, Imperial Lakes Baptist Church, Mullings Insurance, Shephard Road Presbyterian Church, SOMOS Church, Revive Church Lakeland, United Methodist Temple, and Winter Haven Christian.

kidsPACK also has amazing individuals who basically run all over the county for us and deliver to schools when we do not have an organization yet. Shout-out to Dr. Brian Renz, Mrs. Michelle Lee, Mr. Victor Santana, Mr. Tim Rau, and Marilyn, and Bob Springthorpe who go over and above on their dedication to making sure NO KID GOES HUNGRY!

All our drivers log in over 100 hours volunteers each school year to make the distribution to our kids possible!

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