Penn Manor expanding Power Packs program for families

Penn Manor’s Power Packs program is being expanded this year to include more participants and has implemented a new online registration form, as well as a centralized curbside distribution system.

The program serves Penn Manor families in need by providing them with a recipe and the main ingredients to make one weekend meal; eight or nine grocery items, including protein and fresh produce; milk every two to three weeks; and tips for healthy living.

The free program has been expanded this year to include families of Penn Manor High School students, along with younger students, and now serves around 60 families that include 250 parents, children and grandparents.

Penn Manor residents can sign up for Power Packs by completing an online application here.

To be eligible for the program, families must first qualify for free or reduced-price meals. An application for the free or reduced program is available here.

Power Packs are distributed from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Loft, located at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 222 N. George Street, Millersville. With COVID protocols in place, families drive through to pick up their meals behind the church, on Model Avenue.

Power Packs will no longer be picked up at Penn Manor schools.

Participants must commit to picking up their Power Packs on a consistent basis. If they fail to pick up for two or three consecutive weeks, they may be removed from the program, which continues through May 2021.

More information about the Penn Manor Power Packs program is available by contacting Joy Meley at 717-201-9934 or Keila Torres at 717-201-9945.