Brighton Education Community Center
850 Spencer Rd.
Brighton, MI 48116
Tuesday 1 pm
To volunteer: Email Us
Blessings in a Backpack – Brighton, MI is a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program designed to help bridge the nutritional needs gap of children in the Brighton Area School District. Each week, we distribute backpacks filled with enough non-perishable food for the weekend to students who qualify for the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch program. Currently, there are about 800 eligible children.
The goal of Blessings in a Backpack is to keep these students from going hungry on the weekends which helps remove barriers to academic success.
The Brighton Blessings in a Backpack program started 2017. We are currently serving children in Junior Kindergarten through 6th grade. This serves Brighton’s four elementary schools (JK-4) and the intermediate school (5th & 6th). Our goal is to raise sufficient money each year to offer this program to all the schools within the Brighton Area School District.
LETTER CAMPAIGN-Each year Blessings in a Backpack-Brighton has been very successful in funding their program using the old fashion method of a direct ask by letter. In late July we sent out this year’s letters. If you are one of the persons, organizations or companies who receive this letter, we thank you for your past generosity and hope you will continue to support us again this year. Read More…
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR-provided many challenges for the Blessings in a Backpack-Brighton Steering Committee and the volunteers assist with the packing process. This did not stop us from feeding children each week during the school year. Read More…
$140 provides one child with food every weekend (6 meals) for an entire school year. Currently we are serving 100 eligible children, so $11,000 is needed!
Besides monetary donations we can always individuals, groups, or company’s employees who want to assist with packing. You can select to pack once, a few times a year, monthly, or as often as your schedule will allow. Packing takes approximately one hour. This is a great way to give back to the community but helping to feed hunger-insecure children.