Nolij Donates 1,000 Power Packs to Fight Childhood Hunger
In Fairfax County, 1 in 13 children lives in poverty with 28 percent of students relying on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch for their daily meals. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, children have been especially vulnerable to food insecurity. At Nolij, we believe that healthy children and strong families are the backbones of our communities. In partnership with Food for Others, Nolij employees recently contributed 1000 Power Packs to their food program initiative, The Power Pack Program. The Power Pack Program delivers assembled packs to 20 different local elementary schools. These packs provide children food for the weekend. Each power pack consists of two items each for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus two snacks and two drinks. Nolij employees were able to assemble power packs from the safety of their homes.
“I am grateful that Nolij employees were able to help children in our community because this is where we work and live. Food insecure children are not strangers; they attend school, play on the same sports teams and participate in activities with our own kids. I feel a strong sense of duty, as a corporate citizen and mother, to help fight childhood hunger and bring attention to it.” –Ashley Mehta, President & CEO, Nolij Consulting.
We encourage other organizations to give back to their communities and help our next generation thrive so that together we can build a more vibrant future for all of us. If you would like to learn how you can make a difference or want more information on the Power Pack Program, please visit foodforothers.org.