Food Paks

What Are Prestonwood Cares Food Paks?

Nearly 300,000 children in North Texas are “food insecure,” which means they don’t know where their next meal will come from. Two-thirds of those households must choose between food and paying for medical care where low wages and underemployment are major factors.  Prestonwood Cares, a compassion ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church, is committed to serving the people of our community, across the nation and around the world for Christ. One of our initiatives is Food Paks, small boxes that each contain a week’s worth of food for an average family of four. Our goal in 2020 is to provide 1,000 weeks of food resources to families across North Texas.

How Can I Be Involved?

The most important way to help is to pray for this ministry, and then pick up an empty Food Pak at one of the Prestonwood Cares Supply Stations at any Prestonwood campus. Fill the empty Food Pak with food items listed on the brochure attached to the Food Pak. Completed Food Paks must be returned no later than Sunday, February 23, at any Prestonwood Cares Supply Station.

What If I Can’t Fill a Food Pak but Want to Participate?

Food Paks can be completed for you when you make an online donation. One Food Pak can be filled and delivered for $12. Visit and click “Donate Now.” Your donation will be credited to Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Volunteers are also needed to help distribute empty Food Paks and take in the completed Food Paks when returned. If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail for more information.

Food Paks Collection

Pick up empty Food Paks beginning February 1
Return completed Food Paks by Sunday, February 23

Supply Station Locations

Plano Campus
Atrium, Main Street Booth, PCA Lower School, Missions Building Parking Lot

North Campus

Prestonwood en Español, Plano Campus

Prestonwood en Español, Lewisville Campus
Church Lobby

Please pray about participating:

  1. Pick up an empty Food Pak from a Prestonwood Cares Supply Station at any Prestonwood campus.
  2. Fill the empty Food Pak with the items listed on the attached brochure.
  3. Return completed Food Paks to a Prestonwood Cares Supply Station by Sunday, February 23.

How To Pack A Food Pak

1. Prepare

Build your Food Pak by sealing the bottom flaps with clear packing tape—don’t interlock the flaps to keep the bottom smooth for stacking.

2. Shop

Fill the box with items from the Food Pak grocery list below (this information is also provided in the brochure that came with the box).

1 bag     dried fruit (6 oz.)
1 bag     trail mix (11 oz.)
1 bottle cooking oil (24 oz.)
1 box     granola bars (8.4 oz.)
1 box     pasta (16 oz.)
1 can     chicken (10 oz.)
1 can     chicken broth soup (14 oz.)
1 can     corn (14.5 oz.)
1 can     green beans (14.5 oz.)
1 can     peaches (15.25 oz.)
1 can     pears (15.25 oz.)
1 can     tuna (10 oz.)
1 can     refried beans (16 oz.)
1 jar       peanut butter (18 oz.)
2 bags   pinto beans (16 oz.)
2 cans    tomato sauce (8 oz.)

1 bag     beef jerky (3 oz.)
1 can     nuts (12 oz.)

3. Read & Pray

Take time to read a few verses and pray for the family who will receive this box. Begin with James 1:26–27, Psalm 145:13–16, or 2 Corinthians 8:1–9.

  • Thank God for the way He provides for you and your family.
  • Pray that the family who receives this Food Pak will turn to Christ as the One who provides.
  • Pray that the volunteers who deliver the Food Pak will build a godly relationship with the family.

4. Give

Please complete the form (provided in the brochure) with your information and include $5 (cash or check) for each Food Pak to cover cost of distribution. Donations above $5 are gratefully appreciated and all donations (including the cost of the donated food items) are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to “Children’s Hunger Fund.”

5. Complete

Remove the completed information form and the “Packed with Love By” slip from the brochure. Place both of these along with your check or cash into the sleeve on the flap of the box. Seal the Food Pak with packing tape, but don’t interlock the flaps.

6. Return

Return completed Food Paks to a Prestonwood Cares Supply Station by Sunday, February 23.
Completed Food Paks will be distributed to help those in need within our community.