We're feeding the kids in Chicago this weekend!

Our Impact During the 2022/23 School Year

Hunger-free weekends

Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $160 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

Food as Medicine

Health and nutritional experts discuss how Blessings in a Backpack is helping kids by providing them with healthy food each weekend of the school year.

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.

Chicago Cubs Players Team Up with Blessings in a Backpack

On January 11th, Chicago Cubs players teamed up with Blessings in a Backpack to pack 200 bags of food at Pederson McCormick Boys and Girls Club.


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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