Every Friday, 28 percent of Frederick County students — that’s more than 12,000 kids 18 and under — leave school uncertain if they will have enough food to eat over the weekend. That’s 65 hours without proper nutrition and an empty belly!
The Frederick Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack works to raise awareness of childhood hunger and improve the lives of local children who depend on school meals as their primary source of nutrition, by providing food when school meals are not available.
Each week we distribute a pre-packed bag of food to any child across Frederick County that is in need to eat on the weekends. Frederick County Public Schools distributes food but only for the school week. These pre-packs are ordered from a national partner and are very convenient for our current purpose during this pandemic. We currently serve 3,100 children in 26 local schools.