COMMUNITY PACKING PARTIES

2018-2019 Packing Party Dates
Start time: 9am- 10:30am

September 1

October 6

November 3

December 1

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

May 5: TBD
 

 

COMMUNITY PACKING PARTIES

A Community Packing Party is a monthly event that begins generally from August through May of each school year.

 

FAQ’S:
 
WHEN DO THE PACKING PARTIES OCCUR?

 

Parties take place every first Saturday of the month for the entire school year. We start at 9am and are generally finished around 10:30am.

 

 

WHERE DO THE PACKING PARTIES OCCUR?

 

Parties always take place at our agency office. Our address is:

Pelham Mall

2834 Pelham Parkway

Pelham, Al. 35124

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT A PACKING PARTY?

 

At every party, we pack what are called “Buddy Bags”, which are the food bags that we give to the public school children who are participants on the BackPack Buddies Program.

Often, we have additional supporting projects such as Hygiene Bags, Family Emergency Boxes, Christmas Stockings, Project Yummy, and other Holiday Bag Support.

We also invite other area non-profits to come and showcase their great work and share our wonderful volunteers with them.

 

WHY DO YOU HAVE PACKING PARTIES?

 

Packing Parties allow the entire community to come together to help fight childhood food insecurity. It also helps us with the labor intensive work that is required to get all of the Buddy Bags packed and loaded onto our delivery van. From toddlers to special needs folks, all the way to seniors, there is place for anyone to come serve. We have numerous churches, civic groups, companies, and individuals that come to serve monthly.

 

WHO DO THE PACKING PARTIES BENEFIT?

 

Packing Parties benefit the over 800 children that are fed on the program every single week. Our agency, along with our amazing sponsors, have packing parties all over the county to accomplish this rewarding but huge task at hand. We also believe that if children begin service at the earliest age that this creates a lifestyle of service to the community. We find that most people that come also feel blessed to invest in this worthwhile cause.

 

 

© 2016 by Vineyard Family Services

Ward Williams

Executive Director

ward@vfsdads.com

(205) 533-7852

Physical Address:

2834-H Pelham Parkway

Pelham, AL 35124

Stephanie Grissom

Program Director

stephiegrissom0@gmail.com

(205) 317-9897

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2458

Alabaster, AL 35007

Charity Havercroft

Grants Manager

charityhavercroft@gmail.com

(205) 837-0265