2019 Pass Along Party!


PASS ALONG PARTY 2019 was Saturday December 14, 2019 4-5:30 PM

250 guests received Christmas gifts at Pass Along Party 2019

Tiffany (right) has been sorting Pass Along Party 2019 gifts and donations for the last week!!
Tiffany (right) has been sorting Pass Along Party 2019 gifts and donations for the last week!!


Food at First back door, lower level, 611 Clark (First Christian Church) Ames, Iowa

2 Donation drop off times

Drop off donations: Friday December 6, 2019 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Drop off donations: Tuesday December 10, 2019 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Add these dates to your calendar today !

Important: please store gently used or new items until the donation day arrives, Food at First does not have storage space, then cheerfully bring to Food at First only at the listed donation day and times.

Please only drop off items during the drop off times. This is a Just in Time (JIT) event. The idea is to donate items “Just in Time” right before the event.

Reminder: When you drop off items please give to a Food at First organizer who can store them properly for a few days until the event.


please bake cookies for PAP 2019

Do You Like To Bake?

Food at First needs lots of homemade cookies for the Pass Along Party 2019. Please bring to Food at First, 611 Clark, from 1:30-4pm, the day of the event, Saturday December 14, 2019

Gift Ideas – 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.

Especially toys for all ages, games, children’s books, dolls, trucks. Something U or children love to receive for a gift?

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There will be a gift wrapping station, so please also donate gift bags, ribbons, tape, a few bows. Food at First has plenty of wrapping paper this year so keep that till next year.

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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 !!


Boys teenage gift ideas: Use your imagination, be creative, maybe DVD’s, models, model cars, or games? New/gently used. PAP can use more games.  Make sure to give items to someone in charge when you bring them to Food at First.

About PAP

Food At First hosts the annual Christmas PASS ALONG PARTY gifting or re-gifting event every December just before Christmas to help special families in our community. Children and adults are given the opportunity to Christmas shop from donations. The best part, Food at First 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

What to Expect at PAP 2019

2019 Pass Along Party will be December 14, 2019. Pass Along Party will put smiles on many families faces. What to expect?  The last few years at PAP, 40+ volunteers setup and organized 2000+ very nice gifts donated to 200+ patrons who received gifts. Oh and 100+ cookies were eaten, 1 Santa appeared, plus the 1000+ smiles !!

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Patty as an Elf