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Power Protein Drive


30-60 Minutes


At your school, in your neighborhood, or any other location of your choosing


All year long


Mom, Dad or other grown-up to help you collect and deliver your donations


Eating a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins is important for maintaining good health. The neighbors we serve do not have sufficient income to purchase all of these items on a regular basis. You can help make sure they stay healthy and strong by doing a protein drive with your family or friends so that we at the food pantry have enough of these important staples to give to our neighbors in need.


At the food pantry, we provide our neighbors with a variety of foods. One item we always need more of is protein. Protein is extremely important to building and maintaining healthy bones and muscles, but it can also be expensive. By conducting a protein drive at your school, in your neighborhood or somewhere else fun and easy for you, you'll help make sure those we serve have access to these important building blocks of a healthy diet.


1. Large boxes or bins in which to collect your donations

2. Poster board/card board and markers to make signs

3. A designated collection location



Decide when and where you will do your protein drive and follow the instructions provided. For questions or to arrange to drop off your collected items, contact Barbara at

See "View Instructions" below for details.


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1. Pull together some large boxes or storage bins for your collection and decide where you will do your collection. (We suggest doing it at school, in your neighborhood, at your place of worship, or anywhere else that is convenient and fun for you.)

2. Make signs for your boxes indicating what you will be collecting and the dates your collection will run. (We suggest running it for at least two weeks.) Indicate the items you are collecting. Since this is power protein drive, we suggest you collect the following types of items:

  • Peanut butter and/or other nut butters
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned chili and/or stew
  • Beans

3. Notify your family and friends through email, phone calls, etc. to make sure they know about your collection drive and to encourage them to take part.

4. Periodically check your bins during the collection period and empty them out as necessary.

5. At the end of your collection period, organize and box up your donations. Contact Barbara to arrange a time to drop off your donations and feel good knowing you are helping keep your neighbors healthy and strong!

6. Be sure to let us know this volunteer activity came from PGK.

7. Fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.


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