Ways to Donate

As a Blessings in a Backpack donor, you help make hunger-free weekends a reality for children facing food insecurity.
Monthly donors help us create a strong financial foundation for providing hunger-free weekends to kids facing food insecurity.

More Ways to Give

Make checks out to Blessings in a Backpack and send to Blessings in a Backpack, P.O. Box 950291, Louisville, KY 40295
Many employers offer an opportunity to give to charities through your paycheck.
Donor-advised funds allow philanthropists an easy, cost effective way to support Blessings in a Backpack.
One of the many ways to make a gift is by naming Blessings in a Backpack in your will or trust.
Donating stock is a great way to feed kids on the weekend that is beneficial to both the giver and the recipient.
Make a difference by asking for hunger-free weekends instead of personal gifts for your birthday.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, meaning that donations are 100% tax-deductible (less the value of goods and services received, if applicable). Our Tax ID # is 26-1964620.

A: Simply email Sydney DeLong and tell her how you want to change your monthly donation. If you need to update your credit card information, please call Sydney at (312) 366-2749.  Do not send credit card information over email.  You can also click here to create a new recurring monthly donation and we will cancel your old one.

A: Fill out the standard online donation form. Under the “How did you hear about us?” section there is a blank section for comments. Include the honoree of your gift. If you’d like someone to receive notice of your donation, include the contact person’s name and contact information. For example, “In memory of Buddy Backpack. Please send notice to the Backpack Family at 4121 Shelbyville Rd., Lousiville, KY 40207.”

Or, if donating by mail, please include the honoree information with your check.

A: All in, it costs $175 to feed a child on the weekends for an entire school year.

As we all know, the challenging economic climate continues. Rising food prices, gas, transportation costs, supply chain issues, and inflation have dramatically impacted the expense of feeding children on the weekends. The sad reality is that egg prices have doubled while cereal, meat, and bread have risen nearly 25% since 2021, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The result is that we need support now more than ever. For the upcoming school year, we have negotiated pricing to $175 per child or $4.66 every school-year weekend; pricing will remain fixed for the next two years.

A: Blessings in a Backpack works hard at being a good steward of our donors’ gifts. Our dedication to feeding kids with the majority of every dollar we receive has earned us a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator (highest rating possible) and a platinum rating from Guidestar.

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Charity Navigator, both online and offline, on any Platform (‘Platform’, includes the Charity Navigator website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. To review our full privacy policy, click here.

Financial Documents

Click here for the most recent Form 990.
Click here for the most recent Audited Financials.
Click here for the full Fiscal Year Annual Report.

Click here for our Impact Report.