Food donations from our community greatly offset the operating costs of this weekly program. Without these donations, this program would not be possible. We gladly accept donations from individuals, businesses and families. These donations are a great way of giving back and involving your family or co-workers in learning about poverty and hunger right in our own back yard!



As previously mentioned, the heart of our operation is the donation of food from the community. Food drives from church groups, scout groups, groups at work, student groups and the office, etc, helps us tremendously. Even neighborhoods getting together are a great way to get to know one another and do good work! 


  • Cases of water, Gatorade, PowerAde
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Nutri-Grain cereal bars
  • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
  • Tuna and canned meat
  • Single serve peanut butter
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • Single serve cereals
  • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
  • Single serve fruit and vegetable packs
  • Single serve rice
  • Knorrs rice or pasta packets
  • Uncle Ben's ready made rice
  • Boxed or bagged pasta

Where to drop off food

Donated items may be dropped off in donation boxes between 8am - 4pm at the entrance to the Hershey Elementary office or 7am - 3pm at the entrance to the Hershey Middle School office.

need more information?

Please contact Terri Wonders-Abney for additional information on food donations and/or organizing a Food Drive for your group, family, neighborhood or organization. You can email her at

where else do we get support

Monetary and food donations come from the following:

  • Business Sponsorships & Donations
  • Partnerships with the Central PA Food Bank and Hershey Food Bank
  • Local Churches
  • Local Families
  • Local Organizations and Groups


Every Dollar Matters. Please click on link to below to make a direct donation to Cocoa Packs. 100% of your donation, less the small and secure PayPal processing fee, goes to feed these hungry children. Click the link below and you will be guided through several steps to donate. Remember--you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to donate. You can use your major debit or credit card.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION With Company Matching Funds

Your donation can go even further! Many employers have matching gift programs for their employees.  Contact your employer to see what programs are available.


Because Cocoa Packs, Inc. is certified non profit under the IRS section 501c-3, your contribution or cash, goods or services most likely is tax exempt. Please seek advice from your accountant or financial adviser for complete information. 

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The heart of Cocoa PackS is our students! 

Cocoa Packs does not receive any federal, state or local funds and does not use school tax funds for its food donations. That's why your donation is so important to keep these children fed!

click here to sponsor a student for the entire year ($315.00):


click here to sponsor a student for the school year ($215.00):



click here to sponsor a student for the SUMMER ($100.00):


You can also mail a check,  payable to COCOA PACKS, INC, to P.O. Box 613, Hershey, PA 17033

OR you can click on the PayPal button above and enter the amount you wish to sponsor.


Cocoa Packs will not trade, share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations and/or we will only share personal information once you have given us specific permission to do so. An example would be if we conducted an event which involved a sponsor and the sponsor required a donor's name to complete a registration or award of a prize.

Food and nutrition play such an important role in developing the body and minds of children. The COCOA packs provide a little extra for families and most importantly, children who might need a little more. When asked what their favorite part of a COCOA is, a Kindergartner, age 5, replied, “COCOA packs are great because it gives us food on the weekends.”
— Hershey ECC Kindergarten Teacher