2017 Pass Along Party was Dec 9 2017

Pass along Party 2017 Summary

2017 Pass Along Party was held December 9, 2017. Pass Along Party 2017 had a big impact putting smiles on many families faces in 2017:  By the numbers: 40+ volunteers, 2000+ very nice gifts donated, 200+ patrons received gifts, 100+ cookies eaten, 1 Santa, 200+ smiles. Thank you to all those that donated gifts or donated time or both.


The most important Food at First ingredient is YOU, the volunteer. Sign-up and volunteer for Pass Along Party 2017 at Food at First

Sign-up to volunteer.  Thank you to all the setup volunteers that helped setup from 1:30 – 4 PM and also to the event volunteers from 3:30 – 6 PM.


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Food at First needs lots of homemade cookies for the Pass Along Party Sat Dec 9, 2017. Please bring to Food at First, 611 Clark, from 1:30-4pm (before the event) on Saturday December 9, 2017. THANK YOU !!

What to Donate

Gift Ideas – Please donate items for the “Pass Along Party”. We especially need children’s gifts, gently used or new toys, games, children’s books, dolls, toy trucks or other items. Please consider donating something YOU or your children love to receive for a gift? Sorry, no clothes, no furniture or other large items.

There will be a gift wrapping station, so please also donate gift bags, ribbons, tape, a few bows. FAF has plenty of wrapping paper this year so keep that till next year.
Other donation ideas: games, children’s books, new coloring books, a nice boxed set of gently used crayons or a set of colored markers. new children’s sticker books. Thank you so much !!

What is a Pass Along Party

Ames, Iowa – The PASS ALONG PARTY event is Saturday December 9, 2017 4-5:30pm at Food at First, back door, lower level, 611 Clark (First Christian Church) Ames Iowa.

Food At First hosts the annual Christmas PASS ALONG PARTY gifting or re-gifting event every December just before Christmas to help some special families in our community. Children and adults are given the opportunity to Christmas shop from the donations. The best part about it, FAF gathers gently used or new items you no longer need or that your kids have out grown. It is a great way to help make the holidays extra special for many families in our community that often struggle to put food on the table, let alone gifts under the tree. It is also great life lesson for your kids as well, especially this time of year. I am confident we can all find a toy around home that our children would never even miss. We accept new or gently used items, including household items because, keep in mind, kids shop for their parents too. We will even have a gift wrap station, so gift-wrapping supplies are greatly appreciated as well. Sorry, due to space limitations, we will not be accepting clothing or furniture or large items

Two (2) donation drop off times: Fri Dec 1, 2017 5:30-6:30 PM + 2nd drop off Tue Dec 5, 2017 1-2 PM. Please donate gently used or new toys, and other items (see above for what to donate gift ideas) to Food at First, 611 Clark, corner of 6th & Clark, lower level, Ames IA.

Drop off gently used or new donations to Food at First (First Christian Church, back door, lower level), 611 Clark, the corner of Clark and 6th, Ames Iowa.

Donation drop off times

Friday, Dec 1, 2017  5:30-6:30pm
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017  1-2pm

PASS ALONG PARTY Event date and time

Saturday December 9, 2017 4-5:30pm


Food at First, 611 Clark, Ames Iowa.


Sign-up to volunteer at the Pass Along Party. Two volunteer shifts available: setup shift & event shift.

Pass Along Party FAF 2017