The Power-Up Kids Sack food program is unique to Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, Pueblo County and the youth it serves. Power-Up Kidz Sacks provide a bag full of healthy snack items and nonperishable foods to children in the Pueblo County community. These children can take home and eat these items when school meal programs or day program meals are not available. Power-Up Kids Sacks are a product of Pueblo Cooperative Care Center and are distributed by Pueblo Cooperative Care Center. For effective community outreach, Pueblo Cooperative Care Center works closely with multiple alliance partner organizations to meet the needs of children during the summer months. Children between the ages of 2 to 14 were able to receive Power-Up Kidz Sacks in 2018.
Recipients of the Power-Up Kidz Sack received healthy and nutritious foods and snacks along with a new toothbrush to supplement their average daily nutritional intake and to improve oral hygiene. Items included assorted juices, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese dinners, assorted granola bars, variety cheese and crackers, cookies, applesauce cups, fruit snacks, soup, string cheese*, fruit and yogurt snacks*, bottled water and a pizza and beverage coupon from Little Caesar’s Pizza. Each Power-Up Kidz Sack came in a carry bag with donor acknowledgement on its face.
* These items were only available at the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center due to product refrigeration requirements.