For a lot of kids, food is their most important school supply. Because when kids have enough food, they do better in school.
At Blessings in a Backpack, we ensure that kids nationwide have full bellies over the weekend by sending them home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and nutritional food. There are many ways for you to get involved:
Backpack AdventuresAre you ready for a backpack adventure? Our friends, Even Stephen and Plane Jane are! They want to travel throughout the United States and spread awareness of the Blessings in
Upcoming EventsJoin us for the events dedicated to helping the Chicago Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack provide food for hungry kids on the weekend.
Start a ProgramHelp feed hungry kids on the weekend by becoming a volunteer program coordinator for the Chicago Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack.
Pack Bags of Weekend FoodBlessings in a Backpack is a volunteer-driven organization. We pack distribute thousands of bags each week, and we need your help to make this happen.
Together We Give: Giving Tuesday 2022Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022. This year, Blessings in a Backpack Chicago Chapter hopes to feed an additional 75 children every weekend of the school year. Raising at least
Start a Facebook FundraiserSupport our chapter through a Facebook fundraiser. The number of children we can feed is limited only by the financial support we are able to secure.
Pledge Your BirthdayShare your birthday with kids facing food insecurity. Make a difference by asking for hunger-free weekends instead of personal gifts.
Employee Engagement Opportunities
Partner With UsHave a business of service you'd like to share? We believe in creating WIN-WIN relationships, and would be very grateful for your support.
In-Person Corporate Packing EventsBlessings in a Backpack is able to coordinate volunteer events at corporate offices or other designated facilities to pack weekend food bags for kids in your community.
Virtual Packing EventsHost a Virtual Packing Event fundraiser that will help Blessings in a Backpack feed a rapidly growing number of food-insecure kids across the country.