PFC Power Packs™

What are PFC Power Packs?

Pan-Florida Challenge provides PFC Power Packs to children throughout the state of Florida, which contain healthy food to replace the calories they miss over the 68-hour hunger gap from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.

Pan Florida Challenge takes diet and nutrition seriously, as studies over the last decade have shown its connection to and role in preventing certain types of cancers. In fact, research conducted by the World Health Organization notes that dietary factors account for 30 percent of cancers in Western countries, making diet second only to tobacco as a preventable cause of cancer.

While it’s important for everyone to maintain a healthy, balanced diet, it’s especially critical for children. A child that receives a sufficient amount of food and nutrition is likely to lower their odds of developing cancer as an adult. Children that practice healthy eating habits are also more likely to carry those habits into adulthood.

What Goes in a PFC Power Pack?

Pan-Florida Challenge provides a different meal every week of each month with the help of our food distribution partners, Meals of Hope. The contents of our Power Packs were developed by a nutritionist and examined by medical professionals at Moffitt Cancer Center to ensure their quality and nutritional value.

Week 1

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Peanut butter pouch (2)

– Nutri-Grain bar (2)

– Totally juice box

– BBQ chicken

– Meals of Hope family meal

Week 2

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Peanut butter pouch (2)

– Nutri-Grain bar (2)

– Totally juice box

– Tuna

– Meals of Hope family meal

Week 3

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Peanut butter pouch (2)

– Nutri-Grain bar (2)

– Totally juice box

– BBQ chicken

– Meals of Hope family meal

Week 4

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Peanut butter pouch (2)

– Nutri-Grain bar (2)

– Totally juice box

– Tuna

– Meals of Hope family meal

Where Do PFC Power Packs Go?

Pan-Florida Challenge distributes Power Pack meals to 34 schools and after school sites in 6 different counties throughout the state of Florida. During the 2019-2020 school year, we fed more than 2,300 children at the locations mapped out below.

Thank You to Our PFC Power Pack and Family Weekend Backpack Meal Sponsors

PFC's Family Weekend Backpack Meals

In addition to Power Pack meals, Pan-Florida Challenge provides Family Weekend Backpack meals to food insecure households throughout South Florida. Our team works closely alongside nonprofit organizations, including the United Way of Palm Beach County, to supply nutritious, non-perishable food items to families in need. Collectively, we developed a variety of menu options that meet or exceed the USDA nutrition standards for school-age children.

Menu 1

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Peanut butter pouch (2)

– Spaghetti (8, 2 ounce servings)

– Red sauce (3, 1/2 cup servings)

– Canned chicken (2.9 ounces)

– Meals of Hope family meal

Menu 2

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Peanut butter pouch (2)

– Nutri-Grain bar

– Pinto beans (16 ounces dry)

– Rice (16 ounces dry)

– Canned tuna (5 ounces)

– Meals of Hope family meal

Menu 3

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Peanut butter pouch (2)

– Spaghetti (8, 2 ounce servings)

– Red sauce (3, 1/2 cup servings)

– Canned chicken (2.9 ounces)

– Meals of Hope family meal

Menu 4

– Cheese stick

– Honey pepper turkey stick

– Honey pepper beef stick

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