Monthly Newsletter | February 2021
Fast Facts:

The Kate & Justin Rose Foundation recently gifted our Orlando Chapter $1 million to immediately feed more kids in the Orlando area and create a matching gift pool for our grassroots programs, among many other things.

The Orlando Chapter is feeding more than 3,000 kids every weekend this school year! We're thankful for the support of Kate & Justin Rose, who have been feeding hungry tummies and curious minds with Blessings in a Backpack since 2009.
January Recap:

Buffalo Bills fans, aka Bills Mafia, showed the world why they're known as the city of good neighbors!

17,451 fans donated over $524,000 to help provide 128,000 hunger-free weekends for kids in cities nationwide, including Buffalo and Western New York!

Who will feed the kids this weekend? The Bills Mafia will! Limited-edition swag is now available for men, women, and kids!
What's Ahead:

February 23
Jacksonville, Florida

February 27
Fort Myers, Florida

March 11
Louisville, Kentucky
Core News:
Volunteering as a couple can improve your relationship. Helping others releases the hormone oxytocin, the "love hormone," which bonds people closer. Other ways that volunteering as a couple can keep your relationship strong?

  • Trying new things helps your relationship be fresh, meaningful, and positive!
  • Shared values and interests are discovered!
  • Working together doubles your impact in the community!
  • Volunteering causes reflection and makes you count your blessings.

Looking for ways to get involved with Blessings in a Backpack? Click here to get started.
Julie and Brian Howard, pictured above, are the volunteer program coordinators of our Meigs Primary School program in Middleport, Ohio. Learn why they started a Blessings in a Backpack program in their community!
Good Apples:
This February, let's feed hearts and bellies together!

Thanks to our friends at Alex and Ani, individuals who donate $50, or raise $50 or more with a Facebook fundraiser, will receive a free 'Because I Love You' bangle as a thank you! Offer valid until 2/28/21. Read more to get started!

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Blessings in a Backpack feeds West Jordan students in Utah

Many students at Majestic Elementary in West Jordan won't go hungry this weekend, thanks to the Blessings in a Backpack program. "We feed 100 students every weekend," said Heather Madsen, program coordinator.

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Frederick Blessings in a Backpack named a national chapter

Frederick County's Blessings in a Backpack has been named a national chapter after successfully operating locally for seven years.

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Thank You to Our Donors:
Reflects giving from Oct. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020
$100,000 and Up
 $75,000 to $99,999
The Calipari Foundation

$50,000 to $74,999
Clark Family Foundation, Inc. 
Community Foundation of Greater Rochester 
The Dale Jr. Foundation 
The Glass Charitable Foundation 
Grayfox Trust 
Mountain Christian Church

$25,000 to $49,999 
The Amgen Foundation 
Eduardo and Leticia Azar 
Blessings in a Backpack - Fort Wayne 
Jeremy Bull 
Cape Coral Community Foundation, Inc. 
The Christopher Family Foundation 
Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation, Inc. 
James Gorman 
City of Jacksonville 
Ina Kay Foundation 
Gopi Natarajan 
New Life Wesleyan Blessings 
Newman's Own Foundation 
Dr. Phillips Charities 
PGA TOUR Volunteer Appreciation Program sponsored by Myrbetriq 
Kate and Justin Rose 
The May Jeanne and Garland Slaughter Foundation 
Derrick Smith 
Spartan Kids Foundation 
UPS-Jacksonville Employees

$15,000 to $24,999 
Carl C. Anderson and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation 
Bandujo Advertising & Design 
Eagles for Children, Inc. 
Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club 
Deborah Lindsay 
Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. 
Regency Centers 
Jocelyn H.K. Watkins 
Fred B. And Opal S. Woosley Foundation 
Charles and Christine Young

$10,000 to $14,999 
Antares Capital 
Avenu Insights and Analytics 
Blue Ridge Community Church 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas 
Cahill Construction Company 
Central Christian Church 
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company 
Community Foundation of Wabash County 
Concordia Lutheran Ministries 
Connexus Credit Union 
The Cottage Bridge Foundation 
The Patricia Crown Family 
Darcars Toyota of Frederick 
Michael S. Davis 
Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. 
ELMS Foundation 
Sylvia Ettenberg Memorial Fund 
The Daniel R and Anne M Harper Foundation, Inc. 
Ubong E. Ituen 
Knox College 
Lake Trust Credit Union 
Meijer, Inc. 
Meyer Oil Co. 
State of Nebraska 
New Spirit Lutheran Church 
Oconomowoc Area Foundation 
Patricia J. Parsons 
City of Rancho Cordova 
The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation 
Safeway Open 
George L Shields Foundation, Inc. 
Turn Key Events LLC 
United Way Worldwide, Fiscal Agent