Best Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids Program

Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids
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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 Backpack Food Kids, we ensure that kids nationwide have full bellies over the weekend by sending them home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and healthy food. There are many ways for you to get involved.

Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids

Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids
Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids

Do you know what it’s like to go hungry? 1 in 4 American children do. Thirst hunger and appetite unfulfilled in a country of great wealth are concerns that no child should have. Three out of every five students in the united states public school system qualify for the federal free and reduced-price meal program. But for too many, the food stops coming when the final bell rings on Friday afternoon.

To feed the kids who are coming to school working hard at school. And maybe there’s a little bit of a reward through blessings in backpacks food kids that on Friday afternoons we give them some food to take home and share with their family.

Packed during the week by volunteers and handed out on Fridays, it costs just eighty dollars to feed one student for an entire school year.

Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids
Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids

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Founded in 2005 blessings in backpacks food kids has become an increasingly effective program in turning around student performance at school.

Every measurable goes up in grades, attendance, self-esteem, test scores school ratings among the community. One thing does go down and that’s the nurses’ visits especially on Mondays the kids are coming back with food in their stomachs. They are not restless, not hungry, not sick because they’ve had food for the weekend.

Blessings in a Backpack Food List

  • Snack cookie packets
  • Juice boxes (apple, berry, orange, or other – 100% juice)
  • Snack cracker packets (peanut butter, cheese etc.)
  • Snack mixes
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • Pudding cups
  • Raisins (snack size boxes)
  • Milk, both white and chocolate (non-refrigerated – shelf-stable type)
  • Chef Boyardee (or another brand) individual-size pasta (pop-top can)
  • Beans and Franks (pop-top can)
  • Beef Stew (pop-top can)
  • Vegetable cups (corn, green beans, etc.)
  • Fruit cups (peaches, pears, fruit cocktails, etc.)
  • Cereal or granola bars
  • Applesauce cups (regular or flavoured)
  • Saltine, “Ritz”, or graham crackers (a whole sleeve is sent to each child)
  • Cereal or granola bars

Blessings in a Backpack Mission Statement

Blessings in Backpacks Food Kids

Blessings in a Backpack Headquarter Location

4121 Shelbyville Rd.

Louisville, Kentucky, 4020,

United States


Because of Blessings in backpacks food kids, fewer children are going hungry over the weekend but too many still don’t have a program in their community. With your help, we can change that.

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