Monthly Newsletter | July 2020
Fast Facts:

We often hear stories about kids calling school when they’re absent on Fridays, asking their teacher not to give away their bag of weekend food. Did you know that 71 percent of kids feel that Blessings in a Backpack is helping their family?

For as little as $4, YOU could be the reason a child gets fed over the weekend.
Summer Feeding:

We teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington to feed kids on the weekends during the summer. Shout out to Giant Food, which donated $100,000 to help Blessings in a Backpack provide food for 1,200 kids this summer in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Click here to learn more about this fantastic partnership!
Get Involved:

Sign up your family for our "Feed the Kids" fundraiser and participate in a Virtual Spartan Kids Race!

We've partnered to provide school supplies AND food supplies for kids this back-to-school season.
Core News:
Good Apples:
Feed the Kids Fundraiser with Spartan Kids Foundation

Founder and CEO of Spartan Joe De Sena talks about "Feed the Kids." This fundraiser will help Spartan Kids Foundation and Blessings in a Backpack provide meals for food-insecure kids across America.

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Blessings Helps Feed Students Through School Closures

Food-insecure kids won’t go hungry thanks to the incredible volunteers of our Rancho Cordova and Folsom Blessings in a Backpack program. Story via ABC10.

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Teens Help First Coast Chapter Feed Children

A team of Nease High School students has been providing 200 healthy weekend meal packs for elementary school students at risk of hunger each week for 36 weeks during the school year. That’s more than 7,000 meals.

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Thank You to Our Donors
Reflects giving from January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 and COVID-19
Response Effort support as of June 30, 2020:
$100,000 and Up
$75,000 to $99,999  
Daniel T. Murphy & Family 
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation 
New Albany Floyd County Education Foundation, Inc. 
One Louisville Foundation
$50,000 to $74,999  
Brown-Forman Foundation 
Randall Bufford 
Fifth Third Bank 
The Kahlert Foundation, Inc. 
PGA TOUR Volunteer Appreciation Program sponsored by Astellas Myrbetriq
Zurich North America 
$25,000 to $49,999  
Antares Capital 
Anthem Foundation 
Ausherman Family Foundation, Inc. 
Bank of America 
Barrington Children's Charities 
The Bridge Fund, Inc. 
Cigna Foundation 
Clark Family Foundation, Inc. 
Community Foundation of Frederick County, MD, Inc.
First Coast Relief Fund for COVID-19  
The Fore!Kids Foundation 
Holy Name Cathedral 
Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation 
Minute Rice 
The Oosthuizen Family Foundation 
Sands Family Foundation 
Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation 
UPS – Jacksonville Employees 
The Vitamin Shoppe 
Wells Fargo Championship

$15,000 to $24,999  
Bandujo Advertising & Design 
The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida – Beaches Community Fund  
Valerie Bertinelli 
Bikoff Foundation 
Blessings in a Backpack Fort Wayne 
Connexus Credit Union 
Community Foundation of Louisville Depository, Inc. 
Crum & Forster 
Davis Love III Foundation, Inc. 
Donne Di Domani 
Fairfax Financial 
FNL Foundation 
Terri Hearsh 
League Club, Inc. 
Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. 
PGA TOUR Charities, Inc. 
A Recipe to End Hunger and Need, Inc. 
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation 
Rickhouse Marketing 
Charl & Rosalind Schwartzel 
Snap Inc. and Employees 
Steve Stricker American Family 
Trustmark National Bank 
United Way Lee County 
Matt Wallace 
West Bay Community Charitable Foundation
$10,000 to $14,999  
2/42 Community Church 
Arby's Foundation 
Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church 
Gibann Bunnett 
Capital City Church 
Caraway Home 
CarMax Foundation 
Charter NEX Films 
Cigna Healthspring 
Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin 
Compass Consulting Group 
Connexus Association, Inc. 
The Cottage Bridge Foundation 
Edlong Dairy Technologies 
Father Fred Foundation 
First Florida Integrity Bank 
Frederick County, Maryland 
George L. Shields Foundation 
Raymond & Marie Goldbach Foundation, Inc 
Innovation Endeavors 
Tom and Annie Kane 
Lee County BOCC 
Leelanau Christian Neighbors, Inc. 
The Light & Airy Photographer 
The Loudoun Education Foundation, Inc. 
Louisville Parks Foundation 
Meyer Oil Co. 
Midwest Presort Service 
New Hope SDA Church 
New Life Wesleyan Blessings 
Newlands Family Fund 
Northstar Family Foundation, Inc. 
The Son and Lisa Nguyen Charitable Fund 
Sheila Park 
Rotary Club of Frederick 
St. Vincent dePaul Church 
Shott June Foundation 
George L Shields Foundation, Inc. 
Sysco Corporation 
Terracore Operating Company 
United Way Lee County 
Walmart Foundation 
Zarbee’s Naturals