Picture of smiling kids When Schools Are Closed? At Blessings in a Backpack we often 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. Our Response to COVID-19 Who Will Feed Kids in Louisville Children picking up food for the weekend With the help of amazing partners, we were able to feed more children than ever before AND help kids while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Impact Report Our Impact During 19/20 School Year Kids filling their bags with food Who Will Feed the Kids This Weekend? 60,000 kids in Louisville eat meals at school during the week but struggle with access to food on the weekends. How can you help? DONATE NOW Picture of volunteers helping with the food Local Give Back Opportunities Consider the following ways to get involved with Blessings in a Backpack and support local businesses that benefit the Louisville Chapter. GET INVOLVED Picture of volunteers and organizers Blessings Started Right Here in Louisville Blessings in a Backpack is feeding more than But did you know it began in Louisville? 87,000 kids across America every weekend. LEARN MORE
We're feeding the kids in Louisville this weekend!

Our impact during the 2018/19 school year

Hunger-free weekends
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Why Get Involved?

How To Help?

For $120 you can help us feed a child every weekend of the school year.
Organize a Facebook fundraiser to feed the kids in your community.
Volunteer your time or talent to support a local Blessings program.
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Local Stories

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.

Spartan Kids Foundation Matching $3,000 in Blessings Louisville Donations on World Hunger Day

The Spartan Kids Foundation will support Blessings Louisville this World Hunger Day by matching all donations made May 24 through May 28, up to $3,000!

Donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to the Blessings Louisville Chapter thru May 31

We’re participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to the Blessings Louisville Chapter thru May 31.

Our Partners

We would like to give many thanks to our Partners listed below, without which this program would not be possible.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • IPA Foundation
  • Lamkin Wealth Management
  • Limestone Title & Escrow
  • Recipe to End Hunger
  • Republic Bank
  • Sysco