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.
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How does Blessings in a Backpack work?

Local Stories

More than $7,900 Donated in Honor of World Hunger Day to Feed Kids This Summer

More than $7,900 was donated to provide hunger-free weekends for 500 kids in Chicago over the summer through Blessings community partners.

Spartan Kids Foundation Matching $3,000 in Blessings Chicago Donations on World Hunger Day

The Spartan Kids Foundation will support Blessings Chicago this World Hunger Day by matching all donations made May 24 through May 28, up to $3,000!

2021 National Volunteer Week

We are asking our supporters to send a friendly note to show your appreciation to all of our wonderful volunteers. Click ‘Read More’ to share some love for our volunteers.


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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