September 28, 2017

As a result of a resolution passed at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in June 2015
—designating the third Thursday of every September “Blessings in a Backpack Day”—the event will return this September for its fourth year.

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, this year’s National Blessings in a Backpack Day activities will take place the following week, on Thursday, September 28. Mayors nationwide will join local Blessings in a Backpack volunteers in an effort to combat childhood hunger in the U.S.

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2017 National Blessings in a Backpack Day participating cities:
(List will be updated as events are confirmed)

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arab, AL
  • Barrington, IL
  • Belpre, OH
  • Bluefield, WV
  • Canonsburg, PA
  • Canton, OH
  • Center Line, MI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbia, MD
  • Columbus, OH
  • Coram, NY
  • DeForest, WI
  • Denver, CO
  • Effingham, IL
  • Evanston, IL
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Fitchburg, MA
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Frederick, MD
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • Fulton, NY
  • Galesburg, IL
  • Gillette, WY
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Glendale Heights, IL
  • Grand Ledge, MI
  • Green, OH
  • Green Bay, WI

 

    • Houston, TX
    • Hulett, WY
    • Jacksonville, FL
    • Jacksonville Beach, FL
    • Joppa, MD
    • Los Angeles, CA*
    • Louisville, KY
    • Mount Washington, KY
    • New Albany, IN
    • Newark, NY
    • Orlando, FL
    • Oswego, NY
    • Phoenix, AZ
    • Richmond, VA*
    • Rochester Hills, MI
    • Salisbury, MD
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Sanford, FL*
    • Spartanburg, SC
    • St. Augustine, FL
    • Sundance, WY
    • Tempe, AZ*
    • Three Oaks, MI
    • Traverse City, MI
    • Tucson, AZ
    • Wabash, IN
    • Waukesha, WI
    • Wilkinsburg, PA

*Cigna packing

 

 

Highlights from past National Blessings in a Backpack Day:

2014 | 2015 | 2016