Thank you for your interest in helping provide over 1,000 Altoona Area Elementary students with essential nutrition out of school. One of the most essential volunteer roles in the program is helping to pack food items each week to send home. We can accommodate individuals or groups over the age of 8 (children under the age of 8 are welcome to come but may not be able to participate in packing). Packing is held every Thursday throughout the school year, unless there is no school Friday. in those cases packing nights are the night before the last day of school that week.
Packing begins at the warehouse at 5pm. Please arrive early, so we are ready to start at 5pm. The warehouse is the former Butterick Building, 2900 Beale Avenue, Altoona. We are located at the end of the warehouse closest to 29th Street with a set of docks. Please enter the door there by the docks.
How to sign Up
To sign yourself or your group up for a packing date simply click on the desired packing day, click SIGN UP link, and complete volunteer form. For groups a volunteer form must be completed for each member of the group (children under 18 please have guardian complete).
2023 Packing Schedule
Packing Volunteer Information
In the event of schedule changes, announcements will be made on the Mountain Lion BackPack Program Facebook page and all group leaders will be notified. This schedule will only change in the event of changes to the school calendar from the school district or inclement weather.
Health & Safety
For the health and safety of our volunteers if you are not feeling well, are sick, have tested positive for COVID, please wait until another day to volunteer when you are feeling better.
If you have any questions please contact Billie Egan at 814-946-3651, or David Aboud at 814-650-4300, or email email@example.com
Other Ways to Make an Impact
Please do not leave donations of food or goods at our warehouse. All donation drop offs need to be coordinated with a staff member to ensure someone is present to accept donations.