Free Packing Events!

Teaching at St. James Elementary in Denver, NC.

Teaching at St. James Elementary in Denver, NC.

Did you know your school’s first packing event could be done for free? We love to pack in greater Charlotte-area schools and are happy to go into any local public school and provide an educational program and pack 50,000 meals. For subsequent events, schools and/or students raise 15 cents per meal to pack food with us. We have many schools that have already packed with us for years!

Our teaching includes information about hunger, nutrition (both the nutrition of students and the nutrition of our food, and why needs are sometimes different), poverty, and Nicaragua (where we ship 90% of our food). We also talk a bit about Servants With a Heart, explaining that we are a completely volunteer-run nonprofit with no overhead; all funds we receive go directly to packing food.

We try to make things fun and relatable for students of all ages and seek to enhance the food-packing experience, making it more meaningful because the students learn that what they will do will make a big difference in another child’s life. Packing meals can be very impactful and we hope that by doing tangible volunteer work, students are instilled with a sense of the importance of having a servant’s heart. We are truly blessed and it is wonderful to share that blessing with others!

Recently we packed with St. James Elementary in Denver, North Carolina. One student said the experience “was way more fun that I thought it was going to be!” and Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Heffner shared that three of her students proclaimed at the end of their packing hour that “this was the best day of their lives!” We hope that many schools will follow the lead of St. James and choose to pack with us.

If you have a school in mind that might like to work with Servants With a Heart, please contact us at

Suzanne Yoh