Feeding Kids in Your Own Backyard

Feeding Kids in Your Own Backyard
World Hunger Day 2023

Feeding Kids in Your Own Backyard

Tens of millions of low-income families are struggling more now than ever due to the rising costs of groceries, housing, and energy, along with SNAP benefits being cut last month and inflation on the horizon. This perfect storm of our nation’s current economic state will affect children facing food insecurity the hardest, leaving them with even fewer safety nets and support systems. But that is where Blessings in a Backpack and partners like you come in! Together, we can close the 65-hour weekend nutrition gap for children all over the United States.

Join our Feedings Kids in Your Own Backyard campaign by engaging in one of our established fundraising opportunities or getting creative with your own! This campaign will run for April and May, culminating on World Hunger Day, May 28th. Let’s come together and answer the question of who will feed the kids this weekend with a resounding, “We will!”

Click here to start a Facebook fundraiser. Make sure to mention Frederick in your fundraiser title to ensure your funds go to the programs in your backyard. It’s easy to do.

Click the link, follow the prompts, and you’re on your way to making a difference!

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Corporate Engagement Opportunities

The following are ways that companies and organizations can participate and support Blessings this spring:

  • Established Blessings in a Backpack Fundraising Opportunites
    • Host an in-person packing event: A Blessings in a Backpack packing event allows your team members to be directly involved in our work by assembling food packs to be distributed to local children in need of weekend nutrition.
    • Host a “Fill the Backpack” campaign: Using our simple online giving platform, you and your team members can easily raise funds to help eliminate childhood hunger on the weekends right from your computers and phones! Follow this link to learn more.
    • Become a School Investor: Make hunger-free weekends possible for children in your community throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. 
    • In-kind contributions: Looking to donate short-dated food items to local Blessings programs? 
    • Cause Marketing donations: Conduct a cash register checkout campaign and ask customers to round up to support Blessings in Backpack.Click here download a PDFof ways to get involved in this campaign.

Contact Angela at angelaa@blessingsinabackpack.org to get involved!