Power Up Packs is a weekend backpack program feeding hungry children in Portage. Lake Center Bible Church has teamed up with Portage Public Schools to end hunger in our community. We estimate we will serve 300+ students this school year. Power Up sends home kid-friendly meals in backpacks on Fridays to provide weekend support, which supplements the free - reduced lunch program already provided in the schools.

“I think about Lake Center Bible Church and how they started with our school last year providing the Power Up backpacks to support a few of our students in need. Now they are supporting all our elementary schools AND are expanding to provide backpacks throughout the summer alongside our own PPS food service group who provides daily free lunches. It is this work and dedication to our community that allows students to continue to learn and grow.”

- Kelly Jensenius, Principal at Lake Center Elementary

It’s a beautiful thing when the school and the church can partner together to impact the community and world. Join us as we work together to stomp out hunger in Portage Schools.


It’s easy!

Purchase something from the list below and drop off at

Lake Center Bible Church 995 Romence Road

Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

You may also email to set up a pickup time.

- Individual applesauce or fruit cups

- Canned Chef Boy-Ar-Dee or Spaghetti O’s

- Canned soup

- Small cans of tuna

- EZ MAC mac and cheese packets

- Ramen Noodles

- Single serve boxes of cereal

- Instant oatmeal packets

- Small jars of peanut butter

- Snacks (e.g., cheese or peanut butter crackers, granola bars, microwave popcorn, individual bags of chips, pretzels, etc.)

- Desserts (e.g., pudding cups, Rice Krispie Treats, individual bags of cookies, fruit snacks, Little Debbies, etc.)



Click on the Pushpay logo



Select either "One Time Gift" or "Reoccurring Gift" and enter the amount you wish to donate.



Select "Power Up" in the Giving Type drop down menu. Complete your personal info and submit.

100% of all donations designated for Power Up will go to the Power Up backpack program.

Do you want to step up and make a difference right here in Kalamazoo County?

Do you want to help us fight against hunger in our school system?

Do you want to see every boy and girl have the nutrition they need to have a better tomorrow?

Join us.

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