At Blessings in a Backpack, we ensure that kids nationwide have full bellies over the weekend by sending them home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and healthy food. There are many ways for you to get involved:
Start a Facebook FundraiserSupport Blessings in a Backpack through a Facebook fundraiser. The number of children we can feed is limited only by the financial support we are able to secure.
Request a Maddi’s Fridge Piggy BankPledge your support for Blessings in a Backpack, and we'll send you a FREE refrigerator-shaped piggy bank and stickers to decorate! An excellent activity for kids, classrooms, troops, and families.
Pledge Your BirthdayShare your birthday with kids facing food insecurity. Make a difference by asking for hunger-free weekends instead of personal gifts.
Backpack AdventuresAre you ready for a backpack adventure? Our friends, Even Stephen and Plane Jane are! They want to travel throughout the United States and spread awareness of the Blessings in
Mission Ambassador ProgramBecome a Mission Ambassador, and you'll help feed kids on the weekends while fulfilling service hours and networking with other students who share the same passion!
Start a Blessings in a Backpack ProgramIf you have a passion for helping children and a few hours a week to spare, you could be a perfect volunteer program coordinator for Blessings in a Backpack.
Create Positive Note CardsThese note cards will be attached to the bags of food and will provide children with positive words of encouragement over the weekend.
Upcoming EventsFind a Blessings in a Backpack fundraiser or event in your community. Hosting an upcoming event you'd like us to share? Let us know!
Host a Food DriveAcross the country, an estimated 9 million kids are food insecure, and may not know from where they will get their next meal.
Partner With UsThrough a variety of engaging and flexible programs, our partners can contribute their resources to provide weekend food for kids facing food insecurity, while meeting their own business goals.
Employee Engagement Opportunities
Fill the Backpack CampaignsHost a Virtual Packing Event fundraiser that will help Blessings in a Backpack feed a rapidly growing number of food-insecure kids across the country.
In-Person Packing EventsBlessings in a Backpack is able to coordinate volunteer events at corporate offices or other designated facilities to pack weekend food bags for kids in your community.
Note: Many of the photos on this page were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. Blessings in a Backpack encourages all of its volunteers and staff members to adhere to the CDC’s preventive measures to slow and stop the spread of coronavirus.