Why is food packaging such a big deal?

Food insecurity is a growing problem across America and it’s hitting our region hard. Across our the United States, 1 in 5 children struggle with food insecurity. According to PA Partnerships For Children, 94% of the children in the Scranton Schools are at risk of food insecurity. Here For A Reason is attempting to provide nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Scranton and the surrounding areas. We do this through community wide food packaging events which bring together volunteers from all over the region to package 10,000 meals in a few hours. At $1 a meal, it's a minimal cost to effectively meet a very clear need. Our goal is to do these 10,000 meal events twice a year. If you would like to be involved in our next food packaging event, click on the volunteer button below.