The Louisville Chapter

Did you know 64,000 kids living in Jefferson County, Kentucky, are food insecure? That is one in four kids who eats meals at school during the week but is without affordable, healthy food on Saturday and Sunday. The consequences are much more than a growling stomach. Hunger can cause many physical health problems. It can shorten a child’s attention span, lower their IQ, and keep them from making good grades.

That’s where Blessings in a Backpack can help.

Our mission is simple: we provide food on the weekends for school-aged children who might otherwise go hungry.

Our Impact During the 2020/21 School Year

The challenges that the Louisville community faced last year were no match for the resilience of our amazing volunteers who continued serving kids safely. Through their efforts, Blessings in a Backpack continued feeding children while schools were open, closed, and operating hybrid.

Our chapter distributed 157,140 bags of ready-to-eat food for over 4,000 kids in 38 local schools!

We want to thank the Jefferson County Public Schools family resource counselors, cafeteria specialists, and school staff who helped distribute Blessings on the weekends last year! They played a crucial role in preventing childhood hunger on the weekends, and their efforts ensured kids wouldn’t go hungry. We thank them all for allowing Blessings to make sure the students at their schools had food to eat over the weekend.

2021/22 School Year

We will begin the 2021/22 school year by feeding 4,365 kids in Louisville. But our goal is to increase the number of children being served by at least 500 this school year.

Who will feed the kids this weekend?

Together, we will!

You can help us reach that goal by:

  • donating (as little as $120 feeds one child every weekend of the school year!)
  • getting involved
  • partnering with our chapter

Click on the buttons below to get started!

Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher and Miss Puerto Rico joined the students at Hawthorne Elementary School on National Blessings in a Backpack Day to pack bags of food.