We're feeding the kids in Chicago this weekend!

Our Impact During the 2020/21 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.

How does Blessings in a Backpack work?

Local Stories

KFC puts the #ChickenSandwichWars on hold to fight a greater enemy: childhood hunger

For every chicken sandwich sold on Giving Tuesday, KFC will donate $1 to Blessings in a Backpack, with a minimum donation of $250,000 and a maximum donation of $300,000.

The 2021 DIY 5K Raised over $90,000 to Feed Chicagoland Kids

Thank you to everyone who participated in the second annual “Do it Yourself” Virtual 5K Run/Walk. This year’s event garnered the support of over 80 individuals of all ages nationwide and grossed over $90,000.

Giving Tuesday 2021

This Giving Tuesday is all about family — how families shape our mission and that the D’Amico Family Fund will match donations to the Chicago Chapter on November 30, up to $3,125! Continue reading to learn how you can get involved!


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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