Waypoint Free Methodist Church
8400 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI 48348

Wednesday at 5 pm

To volunteer: Email Us



Terry Porritt

Yvonne Skillman
Michelle Miller

Rene Billups
Debbie Devault
Allison Miller
Thelma Peterson
Allison Vassilakos

Assisted by:
Clarkston Post High Staff
and Students




Clarkston Community Sponsors

Blessings in a Backpack-Clarkston has come a long way in 10 years.  The program was started in early  2011, with the first backpacks going home in November 2011, to one school, Andersonville Elementary. Each year additional schools were added and by the fall of 2014, the program was established for the children attending the Early Childhood Center, all seven elementary schools, Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High, Clarkson High School, and Renaissance High School.  Every school in the Clarkston Community School district is a participant in the program.   None of this would be possible without the support of our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and YOU! Thank you!


The Blessings in a Backpack program is designed to help bridge the gap of the nutritional needs of children from Clarkston Community Schools.  Each week, we distribute backpacks filled with enough non-perishable food for the weekend to students that qualify on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program. The goal of Blessings in a Backpack is to keep these students from going hungry on the weekends and remove barriers to academic success.


Monday, June  27, 2022  SAVE THE DATE

Here is your chance to play one of the prime private courses in southeastern Michigan.  Oakhurst Country Club is the site for the annual Golfing Fore! Backpacks to benefit the Clarkston and Waterford programs of Blessings in a Backpack.  This is their signature event to raise funds to provide food for hungry school children during the weekends. Read More…

Click here for more information and to register your foursome or select a sponsorship.

Optimist International Friend of Youth Logo

The Clarkston Optimist have been an exceptional friend to the youth served by Blessings in a Backpack.  The Optimist where one of the Clarkston programs first large supporters with awarding a grant in early 2012.  Continue…

Changing Places Moving Logo

You might wonder how we get the food we pack each week.  We would not be able to do it without a partner we have had for many years–Changing Places Moving & Services.  Read More