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.
Make checks out to Blessings in a Backpack and send to Blessings in a Backpack, P.O. Box 950291, Louisville, KY 40295

More Ways to Give

Donating stock is a great way to feed kids on the weekend that is beneficial to both the giver and the recipient.
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 cryptocurrency is more tax efficient and can save you money.
Blessings in a Backpack does accept donations of new backpacks or drawstring bags.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are donations to Blessings in a Backpack tax deductible?

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.

Q: How do I update credit card information, change my monthly amount, or cancel my monthly donation?

A: Simply email Brent Glass and tell him how you want to change your monthly donation. If you need to update your credit card information, please call Brent 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.

Q: How do I make a gift in honor/memory of someone?

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.

Q: Is there a way for my company to get involved with Blessings in a Backpack?

A: Yes. Please refer to our Corporate Partnerships page.

Q: How much does it cost to feed a kid for a year?

A: All in, it costs $130 to feed a child on the weekends for an entire school year.

Q: What is your overhead ratio?

A: Blessings in a Backpack works hard at being a good steward of our donors’ gifts. As of 6/30/2019 (the last date of audited financials), we spend 83 percent of our budget on direct program-related expenses.

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.

Q: What Is Your Donor Privacy Policy?

A: 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.