Hosting an employee engagement packing event is an excellent way to get your colleagues, team members, and kids involved with Blessings in a Backpack. It is a hands-on volunteer activity that we can customize for groups of all sizes and ages and is a meaningful service opportunity for all who participate. Events can take place anywhere – an office, conference venue, or other facilities.

Blessings in a Backpack will work with you to develop an event to meet your goals and available resources. If you haven’t already, book an employee engagement packing event today!

Due to the recent procedures taken as a result from COVID, Blessings’ employee engagement packing event availability varies by market, and is dependent on the potential date and location of the event. Availability considerations include school closures and food availability.

» Events start at 500 bags, increasing by increments of 250, with an average donation of $6 per bag.

» One month notice is required to confirm an event.

Click here to watch a packing event and see all the fun first hand!

Examples of Employee Engagement Packing Events

Multiple-Site Packing Events

The American Honda Financial Serves conducted packing events at 10 of their US locations, packing a total of 6,000 bags of weekend food.

Large Packing Events

To celebrate the 80 year anniversary of Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois, employees packed over 5,000 bags of food for three Blessings programs in Chicago. This large-scale event concluded a summer of service volunteering campaign and involved more than 300 employees.

Off-Site Packing Events

Molex included an outdoor corporate packing event during its offsite Leadership Conference at a Florida resort with attendees packing 1,000 bags of food for Blessings in a Backpack programs in Pinellas County.

School Investor Packing Events

CME employees pack bags quarterly for 70 students at a school near their Chicago office. Blessings welcomes partnerships with companies that are interested in combining packing bags on a regular basis with a financial commitment to feeding a minimum of 100 kids at a program location.

Packing Competition Between Teams

Coca-Cola employee-volunteers packed more than 1,000 bags for a Blessings program in Atlanta. Two teams from the company’s beverage marketing legal division competed to see which team could pack the fastest.

Take Your Child to Work Day

Protiviti incorporated a packing event into its ‘Take Your Child to Work Day.’ The company’s employee-volunteers and their children packed more than 500 bags of weekend food for kids in Chicago.

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Verification

“Blessings in a Backpack was a great volunteer event for our team.”
—UnitedHealthcare, Point Clear, Ala.

“Yesterday was so much fun and the kids and parents loved packing bags for a good cause!”
—Protiviti, Chicago

“It was truly an honor and privilege to work with Blessings in a Backpack! Our teams were so excited and encouraged by the event.”
—Home Depot, Atlanta