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As part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois‘ 80th anniversary, and to conclude its 80 for 80 Summer of Service, 350 volunteers gathered to pack 5,000 bags of food for Blessings in a Backpack. The food will be distributed to children throughout the school year, making 5,000 hunger-free weekends a reality for children in Chicago!

Volunteers plan on packing bags again on September 21, in honor of National Blessings in a Backpack Day.

Thank you, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, for your support of Blessings in a Backpack and hunger-free weekends!