Who will feed the kids this weekend?

ONE in FIVE kids relies on their school’s free and reduced-price meal program to provide the nourishment they need to learn and grow. But what happens when the kids leave school on Friday? Join us in making a positive impact to prevent weekend hunger.

What We Do

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry.

Make a Donation

$175 can help us feed a child every weekend of the school year.

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Our National Footprint

Blessings in a Backpack has more than 1,200 programs nationwide and seven regional chapters. Find a program near you or start one.

How It Works

Blessings in a Backpack offers flexible program models built on scalable sustainability that any community in America can use to end weekend hunger for its kids. Through our network of over 1,200 program locations, we leverage our collective experience to ensure effective and efficient programming. With your help, we can end weekend hunger in your community.

During the 2022–2023 school year, we provided over 3.3 million hunger-free weekends for children nationwide.

Help kids end the school year strong! 

Your generosity today could give children the strength they need to stay focused and energized, and maybe even ace their final exams.

It’s more than food.

The impact of Blessings in a Backpack has reached new heights, and we are thrilled to share our accomplishments in this annual report. Together, we are making a lasting difference in the lives of children.

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