Photo of kids running Register for the "Do It Yourself" 5K The "Do It Yourself" 5K run/walk can be done on your own time, at your own pace, and in your own place! Register today! Participate at any time between Saturday, November 7th, and Sunday, November 15th. Volunteer handing food to a recipient For millions of American Children, School = Food COVID-19 school closures have taught us that school is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It's a place where kids feel safe and secure and have access to meals during the week. Help ensure kids have food on the weekends too Volunteer handing food to a recipient Who Will Feed Kids in Chicago When Schools Are Closed? At Blessings in a Backpack we often ask, "Who will feed the kids this weekend?" But the COVID-19 emergency has caused us to expand our programs from feeding kids on the weekends, to now serving kids while schools are closed. Our Response to COVID-19 Photo of smiling kids Our Impact During 19/20 School Year With the help of amazing partners, we were able to feed more children than ever before Read our Impact Report AND help kids while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cubs get involved with Blessings in a Backpack Local Give Back Opportunities Consider the following ways to get involved with the Chicago Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. Get Involved Photo of boy raising his bag of food Who will feed the kids this weekend? 290,000 kids in Greater Chicago eat meals at school during the week but struggle Donate Now with access to food on the weekends. How can you help?
We're feeding the kids in Chicago this weekend!

Our Impact During the 2019/20 School Year

Hunger-free weekends

Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $130 you can help us feed a child every weekend of the school year.
Organize a Facebook fundraiser to feed the kids in your community.
Volunteer your time or talent to support a local Blessings program.
Follow us on social media and subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter.

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We would like to give many thanks to our Chicago Chapter Lead Partners listed below, without which this program would not be possible.

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