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PACK IT UP exists as a community endeavor to ensure that all children in the Coopersville Area Public Schools have access to a nutritious and filling meal to take home every school day. Children receive around 700-1000 nutritional calories in each meal.

 
 

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What's Up with PACK IT UP?

 

2017-2018 School Year

The delivery of PACK IT UP lunch bags to students at Coopersville Schools will begin on September 18th. To sign up for your children to receive take-home meals on this date, turn in the form on the "Receiving Meals" tab to your student's teacher before September 15th. If you'd like to help with PACK IT UP, visit the "How YOU Can Help Page" to get signed up to help starting on September 18th.


Please note: if you are involved with Snack Packaging, this will not be starting until 10/23 and you will be notified as changes are made to the schedule

 

Where We're At

4 ½ Years

5 School Buildings

100,810 Meals as of June 1, 2017!

 

The Beginning of PACK IT UP

What We Do

PACK IT UP started in the heart of a woman who saw the need.

The program was launched in the Spring of 2013. During the last six weeks of the school year, upwards of 48 children received nutritious, take-home meals five days per week.

The "PACK IT UP" program grew out of the reality of hunger in our own community, especially concerning the number of children whose last meal of the day is their school lunch. "PACK IT UP" exists as a community endeavor to ensure that all children have access to a nutritious and filling meal to take home every day of the school week.


 

What Goes Into A PACK IT UP Bag:

(these items are ALWAYS welcome donations)

- 100%-juice boxes
- fruit (fresh or fruit cups)
- granola bars
- pudding cups
- apple sauce cups
- raisins (small boxes)
- cookies
- peanut butter (smooth)
- white bread
- fruit snacks
- nuts (sunflower seeds) - small serving sizes
- brown paper bags #4
- sandwich and snack plastic bags