Picture of girl pointing to her t-shirt Download and print an entry form 2020 Kids T-Shirt Design Contest Calling all artists 12 and under! We invite YOU to design Blessings in a Backpack’s next t-shirt. For every entry submitted, Spartan Kids Foundation will donate $20 to Blessings in a Backpack. Volunteers putting boxes of food on the bus For millions of American Children, School = Food COVID-19 school closures have taught us that school is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Help ensure kids have food on the weekends too It's a place where kids feel safe and secure and have access to meals during the week. Group of smiling children Read our Impact Report Our Impact During 19/20 School Year With the help of amazing partners, we were able to feed more children than ever before AND help kids while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boy holdng up a bag of food Who will feed the kids when schools are closed? At Blessings in a Backpack, we often ask, "Who will feed the kids this weekend?" But the COVID-19 emergency has caused us Blessings' Response to COVID-19 to expand our programs from feeding kids on only the weekends, to now serving kids while schools are closed.
We're feeding the kids this weekend!

87000 kids in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

Hunger-free weekends
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Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $130 you can help us feed a child every weekend of the school year.
Organize a Facebook fundraiser to feed the kids in your community.
Volunteer your time or talent to support a local Blessings program.
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We would like to give many thanks to our National Partners listed below, without which this program would not be possible.

  • Vera Bradley
  • Kate and Justin Rose Foundation
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Meijer
  • Cigna
  • PGA Tour Appreciation
  • Publix Charities
  • Community Foundation of Greater Rochester
  • Variety Charity