Community members helping prepare Power Packs of Food for Others.
Photo courtesy of OLGC
Thanks to the generosity of the community at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church and School, volunteers filled 755 “power packs” for needy children in Fairfax County elementary schools through Food for Others. This was a very important food drive, as many children have little or no food at home and this “power pack program” helps get them through the weekend. It was noted that OLGC donated 2,723 pounds of food, double what they provided in December.
All of this would not have been possible without the support of not only the parishioners and the school families that donated before the event, but also the Santa Maria Council of the Knights of Columbus, who contributed $200, and the Fish Fry patrons thru a 50/50 raffle, who collectively donated $817 which went towards the purchasing of items needed for the “power packs.”
The OLGC youth group, seventh graders and staff carried and collected the items so that the packing could occur and a few moms delivered the bags to Food for Others.
For more information, visit https://www.olgcva.org/news-post/~post/power-packs-completed.