87300

Children

1092

Schools

45

States

MISSION

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

Most people can’t wait for the weekend. Kids at risk of hunger can’t wait for it to be over.

Did you know 13 million kids in America won’t have enough food to eat this weekend? That’s one in five kids who will eat meals at school during the week but is without access to affordable, nutritious food on Saturday and Sunday. The consequences are much more than a growling stomach. Hunger can cause many physical health problems. It can also shorten a child’s attention span, lower their IQ, and keep them from making good grades.

To ensure the kids in your community have full bellies over the weekend, Blessings in a Backpack sends them home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and nutritional food. Who will feed the kids this weekend?

VISION

Every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings strives to ensure children don't go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action.

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OUR PARTNERS

We would like to give many thanks to our National Partners listed below, without which this program would not be possible.

  • alex and ani
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Cigna
  • Community Foundation of Rochester
  • Meijer
  • Publix

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Contact Us:


1-800-872-4366
info@blessingsinabackpack.org
4121 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207
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