Thousands of metro area kids rely on eating meals at school; many have little or inconsistent access to food at home. Weekends and school vacations in particular can be a source of anxiety for children in this situation. Some sneak extra food from school lunch trays or even resort to filling their pocket with ketchup packets.
Kids. Art. Food. Peace.
Song and Spirit Institute for Peace
1717 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Schedule a collection drive for
400 (or more!) SnackPax.
We currently serve 400 children
a week. Items to collect:
• Breakfast (e.g., Nutri-Grain),
granola, or protein bars
• Fruit cup or apple sauce
• Fruit drink boxes or pouches
• Raisins (1 oz.)
• Plastic spoons
• Paper napkins
• #4 size lunch bags
On the day of event, Song &
Spirit will come to speak about
the Snack Pax program and its
benefit to children at or below
the poverty level, right in your
2. HOLD A DRIVE to collect
needed items for SnackPax
3. RAISE FUNDS for us to purchase SnackPax items in bulk.
4. DECORATE LUNCH BAGS. Have children (or Adults!) in your community or organization decorate lunch bags. (We gave out 15,000 in 2016!! That's a LOT of decorated bags!)
Please consider hosting a Snack Pax event once a year! Just a couple of hours, one day out of the year, does so much good for these children that its importance cannot be overstated.
SnackPax provide a little food and a lot of love to the kids we serve. Each bag contains a breakfast or protein bar, fruit cup (non-refrigerated), juice or milk box, spoon, napkin. These items are packed in brown lunch bags, which are decorated with love by other kids. Song and Spirit works with schools and community centers to distribute SnackPax to their children on throughout the school year, including summer months. On any given day, hundreds of SnackPax meals are delivered by the Care'avan to children in need
For information on how to organize a volunteer events, contact Care'avan Outreach Coordinator, Greg Allen
at 586-770-4245 or email him HERE