The Big Cheese is BACK!
June 17, 6 – 9 p.m.
Penn State Berks
500 Volunteers. 250,000 Meals to help meet food needs in Berks County.

United Way’s The Big Cheese is the largest United Way-driven meal packaging event in the country. This year, more than 500 volunteers will come together to package 250,000 nutrient-fortified mac and cheese meals for local families in need. The meals will be packaged at Penn State Berks, and Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank will distribute them to local school children through the Weekender Backpack program, as well as through food pantries located throughout Berks County. The Reading School District also receives a portion of the meals, which are distributed to children throughout the school year.

The Big Cheese 6 will be held on June 17, 6 – 9 p.m. Volunteers will be needed for meal packaging and heavy lifting, and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration opens May 16 at noon.

Make a Gift to The Big Cheese and Help Feed Hungry Families

A donation to The Big Cheese is another important way you can help feed hungry families in Berks County. Every $1 donated = 4 meals! Make your gift here.