This year our PQ5K community service project is to collect snack items for Penasquitos students in need. These have been requested by our local PQ school services staff, health attendants, counselors, and principals who keep snack items in their offices to give to students who need them and can't afford them. They are in need of healthy, non perishable, and individually wrapped snack items. Examples would include protein bars, trail mix, granola bars, Nutri Grain type bars (fruit filled), cheese crackers, cereal/breakfast bars, apple sauce in squeeze packets, fruit snacks, pretzels, etc.
We will have drop boxes at the start and finish lines of the PQ5K where you can make a voluntary in-kind donation. Gift cards, especially to “big box stores” would also be greatly appreciated and will be collected the day of the race at both the starting and finish lines for those who wish to donate. It is widely known through state-wide statistics that well nourished students perform better, test higher and achieve more. Let's give the kids in our community all the edge we can through this small act of kindness.