Family Ties Help Brew Change

By Elizabeth Pridgeon Despite the hundreds of miles between them, two program coordinators for Blessings in a Backpack united across state-lines to feed the kids of Houston, Texas, last month. Florida res...

Fighting Childhood Hunger on Long Island

By Jodi Goldberg, fox5ny.com. Trisha Ewald's mission hits close to home. She spends her time volunteering with Blessings in a Backpack, a national nonprofit organization that provides food on the weekends f...

Hampton University Students a Force for Generosity

Story by Lisa Vernon Sparks, dailypress.com Photo by Judith Lowery More than a dozen students from Hampton University’s Drumline squad last Wednesday stuffed as many as 800 backpacks — but not with school s...

Woman Behind Blessings in a Backpack Honored

On Sept. 28, 2018, the family of Melissa "Missy" Hammerstrom joined volunteers and Blessings in a Backpack staff at Engelhard Elementary in Louisville, Ky., to pack more than 400 bags of food for the students ...