Betsy and Buddy are part of a hunger-fighting team. As the end of the week approaches, they go through extraordinary transformations, becoming heroes in the fight to end childhood hunger. Betsy packs bags of nutritious food, and Buddy is a donor. It takes both volunteers and donors to feed a child on the weekend. It takes YOU!

Click here to donate to help end childhood hunger on the weekends!
Superheroes are known for making a positive difference in the world and so are Blessings in a Backpack volunteers!

During National Volunteer Week in April, we recognized our volunteers by transforming them into superheroes, highlighting their hard work and dedication. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Blessings in a Backpack. None of what we do would be possible without each and every one of them.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some feed kids on the weekends.
Louisville, Ky.
Texas Roadhouse employees joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher to pack 8,000 bags of food for Blessings in a Backpack. The bags will be distributed to kids who attend programing at local parks this summer.
Boerne, Texas
This year's 0.5k raised more than $46,000 for the Blessings program in Boerne. The "race" sold out in less than 40 minutes and offered Virtual Race Packages for "athletes" who preferred to participate from the comfort of their couches.
Southwest Florida
More than 200 kids joined athletes and Tony the Tiger for a healthy breakfast and messages of hope and overcoming adversity at the Breakfast for Champions.
Phoenix, Ariz.
Embracing a rad 1980s theme,
the PGA TOUR Wives took part
in a nine-hole scramble prior to the Waste Management Phoenix Open to raise money to feed the kids at Nevitt Elementary School.
Washington, D.C.
'Get Up DC' recently named volunteer Melissa Palmertree its Neighborhood Hero! Melissa sends 50 kids at Hartwood Elementary home with backpacks full of food every Friday.
Many programs across the country accepted the challenge to sing Happy Birthday to Blessings in a Backpack. Thank you to Hostess for donating CupCakes for our national 10th birthday bashes!
As part of a season-long partnership, Blessings in a Backpack is included as a philanthropic initiative for the 2019 PGA TOUR Volunteer Appreciation Program, sponsored by Myrbetriq® (mirabegron). In select markets across the country, tournament volunteers are participating in Blessings packing events that directly benefit the children in the community.

So far, more than 8,000 kids took home backpacks full of weekend food thanks to the generous efforts of Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and the PGA TOUR.
Start a Blessings in a Backpack Program
Do you have a few hours a week to spare to make sure hungry kids in your community have access to food over the weekend when there is no school breakfast or lunch? If you answered "Yes!" then we think you would make a perfect volunteer program coordinator! Click here to learn how to get started.
Host a Corporate Packing
Increasingly, employers are looking for ways to offer opportunities for employees to give back in their communities. Many corporations turn to Blessings for hands-on volunteerism opportunities, like hosting a corporate packing event through our employee engagement program. Reserve your event today!
Reflects giving from Oct. 1, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2019.
$100,000 and up
$75,000 - $99,999
Trader Joe's
$50,000 - $74,999
Anonymous | Champions 4 Children, Inc. | The Dale Jr. Foundation | FNBGC Charitable Foundation, Inc. | Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation, Inc. | The Glass Charitable Foundation | Nike North America
$25,000 - $49,999
Barrington Children's Charities | Conagra Brands Foundation | The Grayfox Trust | The Junior League of Houston, Inc. | KFC, Inc. | The Oosthuizen Family Foundation | Charl Schwartzel Family | Tyson Foods | Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. | Washington Christian Outreach
$15,000 - $24,999
AMC Cares | American Family Mutual Insurance Company | | Anonymous | Anonymous 2 | Arby's Foundation | Bandujo Advertising & Design | The Bridge Fund, Inc. | Randall Cobb | Constellation Brands | Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation | Jackson National Life Insurance Company | Kay Family Foundation | Deborah Lindsey | PGA TOUR Wives Association, Inc. | PGA TOUR, Inc. | The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation | Swinging With Purpose, Inc. | The Thunderbirds | United Way of Frederick County, Inc. | UPS-Jacksonville Employees | Walmart Foundation
$10,000 - $14,999
Antares Capital | Aon | Ascension | Ausherman Family Foundation, Inc. | Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | Cameron Heyward Foundation, Inc. | The Cottage Bridge Foundation | The Patricia Crown Family | Darcars Toyota of Frederick | John & Eileen Doherty Foundation
| Edlong Dairy Technologies | Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust | ELMS Foundation | FedEx | Gillian Flynn and Brett Nolan | Frazier-Joy Family Foundation | Genghis Grill | Gratis Foundation | Justin, Chrishell and Bella Hartley | Hopes for The Future, Inc. | Leelanau Christian Neighbors, Inc. | Kendall Meijer | Norfolk Area United Way, Inc. | Northern Trust | St. Luke's United Methodist Church | Steve Stricker American Family
| Sysco Louisville, Inc. | TIAA | Town Pump Charitable Foundation | United Way Lee County | Valero Energy Foundation | Variety Feeds Kids | Vizient | Fred B. and Opal S. Woosley Foundation
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