gather on Fountain Square Monday afternoon to participate in the Freestore Foodbank's annual
Power Pack-a-Thon event.
Participants will prepare Power Packs, which are packs
of nutritious food that are given to grade school students each Friday during
the school year to ensure they have something to eat over the weekend.
To help kick-off Power Pack-a-Thon, Panera Bread will
present the Freestore Foodbank with a check to help support the Power Pack
The donation is made possible by Panera's 2013 Operation DoughNation®
campaign. Panera Bread customers supported the fight against hunger by way of
cash donation boxes located at the registers of the 15 bakery-cafes in Hamilton
and Clermont Counties and Northern Kentucky.
Power Pack-a-Thon is the Freestore Foodbank's response to
President Barack Obama's call to transform Martin Luther King Day into a
national day of community service.
In its sixth year, the event has helped
hundreds of volunteers in Cincinnati honor Martin Luther King Day while feeding
thousands of Tri-State children.
While all volunteer slots for Power
Pack-a-Thon are already filled, members of the community can still support the
Power Pack program by donating at www.FreestoreFoodbank.com