2022–2023 Impact Report
Many challenges—like increased food costs and the end of SNAP emergency allotments for families—were faced
Read our Impact Report
with the passion and dedication of volunteers and supporters. We celebrate the work we accomplished together!
Going Back to School in Style!
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Your support will raise awareness for our mission — providing weekend food for ONE in EIGHT children in
America who might otherwise go hungry.
Local Give Back Opportunities
Consider the following ways to get involved with the Chicago Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack.
Who will feed the kids this weekend?
290,000 kids in Greater Chicago eat meals at school during the week but struggle
with access to food on the weekends. How can you help?
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How does Blessings in a Backpack work?
A Student-Led Blessings Program Feeds Kids in Chicago
Ryan Fardy, a Junior at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, leads Team Sweetness, a Blessings in a Backpack program addressing food insecurity by organizing weekly packing sessions for 60 students, conducting a DIY 5k fundraiser, and fostering a community of service-driven students.