Monthly Newsletter | June 2020
Fast Facts:

As closures caused by COVID-19 lead to a rise in unemployment and poverty, 18 million children are projected to be experiencing food insecurity.

That's one in four American children who may be struggling with access to food.
Source: Feeding America
Our Impact:

This past school year was a special one for Blessings in a Backpack. 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.

Click here to read our 2019-2020 impact report and what you helped make possible this school year.
Core News:
Good Apples:
Blessings in Small Packages

The Richmond Raceway and NASCAR Foundation efforts have proven to be a shining light during the COVID-19 school closures. They provided 1,500 extra bags of food to be sent home with children while schools are closed.

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Vera Bradley and Shawn Johnson East Launch Star-Studded...

The star-spangled styles are designed to help you take on the day and make a difference, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Blessings in a Backpack – a friend and partner of both Vera Bradley and Shawn Johnson East.

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COVID-19 canceled their variety show; students raised...

More than 800 students donated their time and talent to produce Humorology. This annual musical comedy show raises money for local and national charities. In 2020, they chose Blessings in a Backpack.

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Thank You to Our Donors
Reflects giving from January 1, 2020, to April 30, 2020, and COVID-19 Response Effort support as of May 31, 2020:
$100,000 and Up
$75,000 to $99,999  
Daniel T. Murphy & Family 
New Albany Floyd County Education Foundation, Inc. 
$50,000 to $74,999  
Brown-Forman Foundation 
Randall Bufford 
Fifth Third Bank 
The Kahlert Foundation, Inc. 
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 
One Louisville Foundation 
The Oosthuizen Family Foundation 
PGA TOUR Volunteer Appreciation Program 
Sands Family Foundation 
Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation 
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
FNL Foundation 
Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation
Terri Hearsh 
League Club, Inc.
Meijer, Inc. 
Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. 
A Recipe to End Hunger and Need, Inc. 
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation 
Rickhouse Marketing
Snap Inc. and Employees 
UPS-Jacksonville Employees
Matt Wallace 
$10,000 to $14,999  
2/42 Community Church 
Arby's Foundation 
Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church 
Gibann Bunnett 
Caraway Home 
CarMax Foundation 
Cigna Healthspring 
Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin 
Compass Consulting Group 
The Cottage Bridge Foundation 
Edlong Dairy Technologies 
First Florida Integrity Bank 
Frederick County, Maryland 
Raymond & Marie Goldbach Foundation, Inc.
Tom and Annie Kane 
Lee County BOCC 
The Light & Airy Photographer 
The Loudoun Education Foundation, Inc. 
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 
United Way Lee County 
Walmart Foundation 
West Bay Community Foundation 
Zarbee’s Naturals