Operation143 is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, providing food to students in our community who would go without over the weekend. We work to help homeless and hungry students succeed by addressing the issue of childhood hunger.

  1. Operation143

    Operation143 is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, providing food to students in our community who would go without over the weekend. We work to help homeless and hungry students succeed by addressing the issue of childhood hunger.
    $36,976.50
484-300-4937
238 High St. Suite 103 & 104
Pottsotwn, PA 19464

More About Us

In the 2020-2021 school year we served 340 students and sent 9,456 backpacks totaling 66,192 meals. We are currently in 6 school districts; 48 schools total.

So far 2021-2022 school year we have served 316 students and have sent out 6,754 bags totaling 47,278 meals.

The districts we serve are Upper Perk, Boyertown, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Spring Ford and Norristown.

Testimonials

Normally we deliver all the backpacks to each school building for the students and then a staff person at the school distributes to the students personally.

 

When schools closed because of Covid-19 we had to find another way to get the needed food to the students in our program. So we delivered to the students where ever they were at. We delivered to families living in parking lots, students who were homeless living in abandon shops, to moms who were working at their jobs and couldn’t be home to receive the meals and were scared someone else would take it.

 

For the 2021/2022 school year we are starting off like we ended, in contact with the students in our program and delivering to them where ever they are at. We are thankful we are able to serve those in our program. We are thankful for those who partner with us volunteering in the many ways needed.

Program Name

Operation143 serves alongside individuals and organizations to collect food, materials and financial support. Volunteers pack the food items into backpacks every Wednesday evening. Volunteers then deliver the backpacks on Thursdays and Fridays to each school. Students then discretely pick up the backpacks Friday and return them to the schools on Monday where volunteers will then pick them up Tuesday. The process begins again for the next week. The Backpacks contain enough food for Dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday a long with some snacks and water.

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21