Packing Events

Together, we can make a difference, ensuring no child goes hungry on weekends. Blessings in a Backpack packing events provide meaningful employee engagement opportunities. Volunteer events are available at corporate offices or designated venues to assemble weekend food bags for children in your community. Additionally, we offer a virtual packing option for those unable to participate in person.

Keep reading to discover which opportunity aligns best with your company’s schedule and budget.

In-Person Packing Events

Your employees will experience an impactful, hands-on volunteer opportunity by assembling bags of food for children in your community who might otherwise go hungry. We will work with you to provide all the supplies and support you need to host a packing event, whether it’s at a corporate office or other designated facility.

How do packing events work?

Commit to packing a minimum of 500 bags at $8 per bag for a total contribution of $4,000. Your contribution pays for the food and its delivery to the event, event supplies, and bag transportation to the designated Blessings in a Backpack program.

  • Designate event lead(s) to coordinate logistics with a member of the Blessings team.
  • Gather a minimum of 15 volunteers.
  • Book your event six weeks in advance.
  • Show up, have fun, build community, and feed the kids!

Complete the form to begin the planning process.

Fill the Backpack (Virtual)

Using our simple online giving platform, your team can easily raise funds to help eliminate childhood hunger on the weekends. We will create an online donation page exclusively for your company or organization. Then, you can share your link and ask employees to be part of our proven solution by donating and asking their networks to do the same.

We recommend allowing 30 days for a successful and momentous fill the backpack event.

In addition to creating the online fundraising portal, we can provide messaging, social media templates, flyers, and tips to make your event successful and engaging.

Fill out the form below to get started.

Impact Quotes from Packing Event Partners

Discover packing event square

“Partnering with Blessings in a Backpack not only provides our employees a way to give back to their local communities but also provides children with access to nutritional food, fueling their bodies and allowing them to all that school has to offer.”

—Alyse Perkowitz, manager, community affairs, Discover

Evelance Health packing event

“Volunteering creates a positive impact that goes beyond our workplace. When we partner with Blessings in a Backpack, being surrounded by dedicated associates who pack food and want to ensure kids don’t go hungry on the weekends is truly motivating and creates a sense of teamwork and positive culture at Elevance Health.”

—Ashley Sowders, program manager, Elevance Health Foundation

ADM packing event in Cincinnati

“We are so grateful to ADM for their generosity and support of our Club members. Witnessing the delight on [the kids] faces as they received their Blessings in a Backpack [food] and the reassurance that they would have food for the weekend was truly a gift. We’re fortunate to have ADM in our community.”

—Sydney Maxwell, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati

Thank you for your interest in hosting a packing event with your employees to feed the kids in your community. 

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    Upon completing this interest form, a member of our Fund Development team will reach out and initial the next steps in the planning process. Thank you!