Holly Ball 2015

Holly Ball raises $320,000 for children’s charities

Event: 2015 Holly Ball Presented by: Barrington Children's Charities Benefiting: The Blessings in a Backpack Program, which feeds young students in need throughout all eight of District 220's elementary s...
Catholic New World

They are ensuring fellow students don’t go hungry

The concept is simple enough for a kindergartner to understand: If someone is hungry, give them food. That’s exactly what students at Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts, 1439 W. Wellington Ave., are d...

Packing Food and Holiday Cheer

Santa Claus joined Jessica Wallace, a contender for Miss Kentucky, and the Louisville Blessings in a Backpack staff at Engelhard Elementary the Friday before winter break 2015. Together, they packed two weeks w...
Marysville Blessings

Program aims to curb childhood hunger

Many people focus on charitable giving around the holidays, but Blessings in a Backpack gives all school year long. The program provides a bag of food for students who may not have food at home to eat on the we...
Norfolk boy

More than Food in Norfolk

Julie Robinson’s Blessings in a Backpack program feeds more than 250 students—from pre-kindergarten through 4th grade—at six different schools in Norfolk, Nebraska.