Volunteer distributing food Our volunteers distribute food every Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for children under 18 years old. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing! Find a Location Near You Food Distribution Schedule Piggy Bank and Change Start saving those nickels, dimes, and quarters and donate this month to make the world a better place for our local food-insecure kids. Learn more You Can "Be the Change!" Volunteer distributing food Many children go home from school not sure if they will have food over the weekend. That's where Blessings in a Backpack comes in to help feed food-insecure children. Watch Our Video Who Will Feed the Kids in Frederick? Volunteer distributing food bags At Blessings in a Backpack we 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. Schools Are Closed? Our COVID-19 Response Effort Who Will Feed the Kids in Frederick When Giving Tuesday Save the Date Consider the following ways to get involved with the Frederick Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. Get Involved Local Give Back Opportunities Picture of smiling kids 6,300 kids in Frederick County eat meals at school during the week but struggle with access to food on the weekends. How can you help? Donate Now Who Will Feed the Kids This Weekend?
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Local Stories

3D Archery Shoot Benefits Blessings Frederick

Join us for the 3D archery shoot on June 26 and you’ll help Blessings Frederick feed kids on the weekends!

Frederick Summer Solstice Twilight 8K

Join us for Frederick County’s Original 8K Twilight Race! The Summer Solstice Twilight 8K Is June 19, 2021, and supports the Blessings in a Backpack Frederick Chapter.

Funds from Viral NFL Donation Campaign Helps Feed Kids in Baltimore

On Tuesday, June 1, the incoming freshman class of Mount Saint Joseph packed 400 bags of food that Blessings in a Backpack will distribute to Beechfield Elementary School in Baltimore to help ensure those students have food for the remainder of the school year.