Blessings in a Backpack partners with Sysco nationally to provide the food our programs serve. Through the Sysco network of distribution centers, we are able to offer a variety of nutritional, “kid-friendly” food options for our weekend food, including both case goods (aka “Line Item Menus”) and prepackaged meal kits (aka “Weekend Food Packs”). Food solutions offered through the national program at Blessings in a Backpack are carefully selected to ensure that we are providing the best nutrition possible for the money spent on food.
By partnering with Sysco and several key manufacturers in a National Food Solution, we are able to get preferred pricing on the items we purchase. As a result, each Blessings program benefits from the combined volume of the entire Blessings network, regardless of size. Companies like Kellogg, Conagra, StarKist, and others share the Blessings vision and support Blessings in many ways. Below are the options offered to our Frederick programs.