Any size donation will be appreciated. Your contribution along with other contributions will assist in feeding food insecure children over the weekend right in your own community.

Blessings in a Backpack of Michigan

Blessings In a Backpack is a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program that is designed to help meet the nutritional needs of school-age children.

Each week, volunteers, in cooperation with school officials, distribute backpacks filled with enough non-perishable food for the weekend (six meals) to “hunger insecure” school-age children.  These students are participants in the government subsidized Free or Reduced Fee Lunch Program.

The goal of the Blessings in a Backpack program is to keep these children from going hungry on the weekends and remove barriers to academic success.

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You can support Blessings in a Backpack by participating in one of our upcoming events.


Blessings in a Backpack Wyandotte Comedy Show


April 22, 2023 – Comedy Night

Blessings in a Backpack – Wyandotte


April 28, 2023 – Corn Hole Tournament

Blessings in a Backpack – Holly


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Apple World


Announcing a new program for Taylor:

At the beginning of February, a meeting was held to discuss the steps to bring the Blessings in a Backpack program to Taylor.   The meeting was held and after approval of the School Board at a special meeting on February 8, 2023, the outcome was to form Blessings in a Backpack-Taylor, a community-based program to assist hunger-insecure school-age children.

There are 4,180 children attending the Taylor School District who can benefit from the Blessings in a Backpack program.  This is 61% of the student enrollment.  The district serves students from Taylor and portions of the surrounding communities of Brownstown, Dearborn Heights, Inkster and Westland.

In March 2023 we will start sending weekend food home to hunger-insecure children at Myers Elementary. As funds become available, the goal is to grow the Blessings in a Backpack program to serve additional schools within the Taylor School District until all the schools are participating.  To help this program reach its goals, please donate so we can assist all of the children who need our help.   There will be volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, or companies to assist with packing and transportation so please consider doing so to help your communities children.

Children's Foundation Grant Partner


The Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded 89 grants in 2023.

Combined, these awards total more than $3.8 million to support projects in the Community Benefit, Research, and Education pillars. Since 2011, The Foundation has granted $80 million to partners in our community.

The Children’s Foundation remains dedicated to the health and well-being of children and their families by working collaboratively with other organizations in the community.

We are grateful to the @ChildrensFndn for supporting first time partner Blessings in a Backpack-Michigan which is improving nutritional wellness for over 5,000 children in twenty communities in southeastern Michigan.


Did you know that 6.5 million families were food insecure in 2021?

First State Banksgiving 2022 Winner


First State Banksgiving seeks to honor the charitable organizations who work so hard on a day-to-day basis to make change in our communities.  First State Bank awarded $30,000 for the 2022 Banksgiving winners.


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GRAND GIFT WINNER – Blessings in a Backpack