We're feeding the kids in Chicago this weekend!

Our Impact During the 2021/22 School Year

Hunger-free weekends

Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $150 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

Chicago Cubs Families Hit a Home Run for Local Kids

The families of Chicago Cubs players filled 200 bags of delicious and nutritious weekend meals to be donated to the Pederson-McCormick Boys & Girls Club in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Now, that is a grand slam of generosity!

Blessings in a Backpack Week 2022

National Blessings in a Backpack Week is a week of events that bring awareness to Blessings, including a Photo of the Day Challenge on social media.

Going Back to School and Feeding Kids Despite Rising Food Costs

This school year, we aim to provide 3.5 million hunger-free weekends for kids struggling with food insecurity. Learn more about our plans for this year, including how we will feed kids despite rising food costs.


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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