Growing Up Blessings: Connor

Growing Up Blessings: Connor

We have all heard the saying that “things aren’t always as they appear.” That was definitely the case with Connor – a bright and vivacious elementary school student.

At first glance, you may never guess that Connor was struggling with food insecurity. During the week, he was nourished by school-provided meals, but on the weekends, he often went hungry.

Connor described hunger as a burning feeling. He said it weighed him down, made him tired, restless, and sometimes easy to anger.

With the help of a school counselor, Connor was connected to the Blessings in a Backpack program at his school and now receives food each week when he leaves school on Friday.

Connor is one of more than a million children Blessings in a Backpack has fed since it was founded nearly 15 years ago, but we could not do it without YOU!

Blessings in a Backpack needs to raise $100,000 to help provide hunger-free weekends for kids nationwide. Will you help us reach our goal to feed kids? This Giving Tuesday, your life-changing gift may be DOUBLED as our National Board of Directors will match donations up to $50,000 to advance our effort to ensure all kids have hunger-free weekends.