Monthly Newsletter | May 2021
Fast Facts:

Did you know Blessings in a Backpack works with a registered dietitian to ensure we are providing healthy food options for kids? The food is low in sodium, made with whole grains, low in sugar, and a good source of protein. It's also shelf stable, easy to open, requires no preparation or access to appliances, and is kid-friendly and delicious!
World Hunger Day:

In honor of World Hunger Day, the Spartan Kids Foundation will match donations, up to $20,000, made to Blessings in a Backpack. From May 24–28, your gift will go twice as far in helping Blessings provide bags full of ready-to-eat food for kids who might otherwise go hungry!

Keep an eye on your inbox Monday morning; you will receive an email with more information plus a link to double your impact. Thank you to the Spartan Kids Foundation and YOU for supporting Blessings this World Hunger Day! 
Happening Now:

May 15–25
Waukesha, Wis.

What's Ahead:

June 19
Frederick, Md.

August 16
Louisville, Ky.

August 23

Core News:
The past year has been anything but normal. In an effort for kids to catch up academically, many schools across the nation will offer full-time summer instruction. Food-insecure students will eat meals at school during the week; Blessings in a Backpack is committed to providing them with backpacks full of satisfying and healthy food on the weekends.

Like many of our programs, the Blessings Orlando Chapter is fundraising for summer distribution, to ensure 1,500 kids will have full bellies when they leave school on Fridays.

As little as $36 will provide hunger-free weekends for the entire summer! That's only $4 per weekend. Will you help feed the kids who need us most? 
Good Apples:
Mitsubishi Electric Classic Supports Youth Organizations

Working alongside Mitsubishi Electric volunteers, pro-am guests packed 500 bags full of ready-to-eat food for kids served by Blessings in a Backpack.

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Atlantic Beach Youth Council's Wins State Honor

The Atlantic Beach Youth Council has been selected as one of five Florida League of Cities' Youth Council Community Service Award winners for its work with Blessings in a Backpack.

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Blessings Waukesha County Chapter Awarded $10,000

The Waukesha County Hausmann-Johnson Insurance donated $10,000 to provide over 2,500 hunger-free weekends for children served by the Blessings Waukesha Chapter.

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Thank You to Our Donors:
Reflects giving from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021
$100,000 and Up
Bills Mafia Fans
D'Amico Family Fund

 $75,000 to $99,999

$50,000 to $74,999
Fifth Third Bank
Lee County BOCC
New Albany Floyd County Education Foundation, Inc.
New Life Wesleyan Blessings
Related Affordable Foundation
Elizabeth Visceglia and Noah Shachtman

$25,000 to $49,999 
Town of Brookhaven Long Island 
Community Foundation of Greater Rochester 
Scott Fischer Charities, Inc. 
KFC, Inc. 
Kingmade Jerky 
Molex, LLC 
Stifel Foundation
Wheel of Fortune & Chrissy Metz 
Zurich American Insurance Company 

$15,000 to $24,999 
Bank Five Nine 
Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin 
Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation, Inc. 
IPA Foundation 
UPS Jacksonville Employees

$10,000 to $14,999 
American Association of School Administrators 
Blessings in a Backpack Fort Wayne 
The Bridge Fund, Inc. 
Chicago Sinai Congregation 
Circle of Generosity Foundation 
Franscene Davis 
Gillian Flynn and Brett Nolan 
Howard Chapel Ridgeville United Methodist Church 
Eric S. Lane 
Meijer, Inc. 
Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. 
Partners 1st Federal Credit Union 
United Way of Morgan County 
Washington Christian Outreach