Blessings in a Backpack’s COVID-19 Response Effort
Help Blessings in a Backpack continue to feed kids on the weekends during this public health emergency. At Blessings program locations across the country, we are striving to get extra bags to kids in case their school closes. For those already closed, we are working to identify a distribution process for that community.
Our response varies by school, impacted by factors such as:
- The school’s closure schedule and food distribution plan
- Public safety mandates and protocols
- Food availability in the region
At Blessings in a Backpack, we mobilize communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekend to kids who might otherwise go hungry. Because of this mission, we have witnessed the power of communities when they come together toward a common goal. It is because of this experience that we are confident our country will find the strength to weather this storm together.
The Kate & Justin Rose Foundation Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack in Orlando continues to distribute bags of weekend food at three local schools, as well as the OCPS distribution centers.
With over 16,500 children going hungry every day in Orlando, we are doing everything possible to continue our mission. As little as $4 provides a Blessings bag of food to a child facing food insecurity now and when kids return to school.