Project Food Pak
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Health Sciences Team Packs Food Donation Boxes for Food-Insecure Children

December 20, 2023

Giving Creates Happiness All Around.

When Health Sciences Department Chair Bethany Rainisch got into a conversation with her children about how important it is to serve the community and how good it feels to give, the family did some searching for local organizations focused on helping others. They found the Children’s Hunger Fund in Sylmar (not a CSUN organization) and decided to participate in their Project Food Pak which provides food to children who are food-insecure. The family had such a great experience, Rainisch told the Health Sciences faculty and staff all about it and they wanted to participate, too.  So, ahead of the holidays in December, they held a food packing event to assemble donation boxes.

“The faculty and staff were eager to compose these packages,” Rainisch said. “The Children’s Hunger Fund provides all the instructions to fill larger boxes, and within them go smaller boxes which will go to individual children. The Fund let me know what to buy to fit the boxes perfectly and sent me a shopping list. Each participant signed up to let us know what food they wished to contribute. We pooled our money, and we all had a great time packing the boxes.”

Once packed, Rainisch dropped off the boxes at the Children’s Hunger Fund offices in Sylmar. From there, the Fund distributed the boxes to congregations and shelters. The faculty and staff group filled 10 large boxes containing 40 small boxes, each for a child.

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