Frequently Asked Questions
All our volunteer packing times are scheduled. See the website for volunteer opportunities and to sign up. We currently are not offering open pack times, due to inventory control.
We know how hard it can be to find ways to serve in the community on a corporate level. With this, the work is done for you. When USANA created the USANA Foundation years ago, it really has created a corporate culture that has brought our employees and associates together in a way that gives them ownership and pride in what WE are all doing together. This is something a lot of companies strive for, but it sometimes hard to attain. Joining with USANA Kids Eat is a way to fulfill social responsibility in the community, create a culture of caring within your organization, and provide an easy, hands-on service experience for your employees on a regular basis. Many corporations choose to adopt a specific school and create that connection with them. Others host gifting events at their place of business. We strive to find the right fit for each corporation that we work with.
For those wanting to get involved in a bigger, and more connected way, we offer the opportunity to adopt a school. This entails funding the weekend bags for a specific school or club for that school year. Optionally, an adoptive sponsor also has the opportunity to bring their family/corporation and pack those bags on a monthly basis. Whether you are a foundation, a corporation or just a family trying to teach their kids the importance of giving, this is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful community connection with the school you choose.
We believe that providing a basic element for this child will make a difference in their ability to cope with their circumstances. They will, at least, be able to face their challenges with a clear mind, and fueled body.
Nope! Many are returned and reused. After that, we have a few options for recycling; one organization gives them to villages in Africa to use for work, school and daily life, and another program turns them into insulation. We are always looking for creative ways to recycle these bags, if you have any ideas, we’d love to hear them! (DURING COVID, families and schools are encouraged to keep the bags for their own use. We cannot accept used bags back during this time)
When a school contacts us for assistance, we open an application with them and add them to our waiting list. As funding and sponsors become available, we are able to add them to our service. Each school goes through an onboarding process that includes a visit to the school and an orientation with us. We spend considerable time assessing the need of each school and prioritizing their aid based on timeframe, funding, support framework they can offer, current programs they are on, and of course, the amount of need.