Urgent updated news: 3-6-13 we will be packing the backpacks at 6:30, sorry for any inconviences.
Packs for Hunger.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (E.S.A.) Packs for Hunger, is a local weekend food project in the Carlsbad NM area, sponsored by Zeta Nu #5520 Chapter. Which is an Non-profit Philanthropic Service Organization.
It has been brought to our attention that large amounts of students go hungry every weekend. Zeta Nu, has decided that they would like to "MAKE A DIFFERENCES" in these children's lives. Currently, Zeta Nu is working with six Carlsbad Schools to provide backpacks. Each backpack is filled with individual non-perishable, pre-sealed food that ultimately will provide enough food to last the weekend for the child in need. Example; Backpacks (new or gentle used) consist of an assortment of Applesauce, Peanut Butter/Cheese Crackers, Ramen Noodles, Mac & Cheese, Vienna Sausage, Potted Meat, Chili, Beanie Weenies, Oatmeal, Granola... etc. Just to name a few of the items. An estimated cost for FOOD ONLY is $12.00 per pack and then there is the cost of the backpack.
With the assistance of each school Principal and staff, all candidates are screen to determine the ones with the most need. Every Friday morning Zeta Nu delivers the filled backpacks; the principal and/or staff then distributes the packs. In order for the student in need to maintain eligibility in the program each student must return the empty backpack undamaged to the school by the following Monday.
This program has been able to operate through the generosity of our community members, local businesses, News Paper, Radio Station and food drop off locations.
For more information about Epsilon Sigma Alpha/Packs for Hunger and how you can "MAKE A DIFFERENCE", call Carol Worley Chair 575-361-2834 or E.S.A. Headquarters 1-970-223-2824 or visit the website www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org
Zeta Nu is looking for NEW MEMBERS! To join Epsilon Sigma Alpha if you would like to "MAKE A DIFFERENCE" and you will have YOUR life greatly enriched, come join us.
Packs for hunger Flyer
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Packs for hunger is on the second floor of the rec center in carlsbad NM, 88220.