WBKH: Trivia Night Success: Blessing in a Backpack WB/KH Raises Over $33,000 to Fight Student Food Insecurity

WBKH: Trivia Night Success: Blessing in a Backpack WB/KH Raises Over $33,000 to Fight Student Food Insecurity

In the heart of West Bloomfield School District, Blessing in a Backpack WB/KH continues to make a significant impact on the lives of local students facing food insecurity. On November 3, 2023, the organization hosted its annual Trivia Night fundraiser, and this year’s theme took everyone on a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s.

The event not only brought the community together but also successfully raised $33,000, a testament to the unwavering support and generosity of sponsors, donors, and dedicated volunteers. This remarkable achievement not only covers the organization’s food costs for the entire school year but also opens the door to enhancing weekly menus, ensuring students receive well-rounded and nutritious meals.

The 1980s-themed Trivia Night added a unique and entertaining twist to the fundraising efforts. Participants and volunteers embraced the theme by dressing up in vibrant 80s garb, turning the venue into a time capsule of neon colors, bold patterns, and iconic fashion statements. The enthusiasm for the theme was palpable, and creativity flowed through the room.

Highlights of the evening included the highly anticipated costume awards. The coveted “Best Costume” title went to four individuals dressed as the group Devo for their outstanding commitment to the 80s aesthetic. Additionally, the award for the “Best Overall Costumes” was claimed by the spirited group from Roosevelt, showcasing their collective creativity and dedication to the theme, “Nobody Cares Bears”

New to this year’s festivities was the introduction of a photo prop station, which quickly became a crowd favorite. Participants seized the opportunity to capture memories in between rounds of trivia, immortalizing the evening’s laughter and camaraderie. The addition of this interactive element contributed to the overall success of the event, fostering a sense of community and connection.

Raffle prizes added an extra layer of excitement, with participants winning fantastic rewards and contributing to the fundraising efforts. The support from local businesses and sponsors played a pivotal role in the success of the event, demonstrating the power of collaboration in addressing the critical issue of student food insecurity.

Blessing in a Backpack WB/KH is immensely grateful for the overwhelming community support, the dedication of volunteers, and the generosity of sponsors that made the Trivia Night a resounding success. Through these collective efforts, the organization continues to make a meaningful impact, ensuring that no child in the West Bloomfield School District faces the weekend without access to nutritious meals.

As we reflect on the success of the Trivia Night, we look forward to the positive ripple effect it will have on the lives of the students we serve. Together, we are making strides in creating a brighter, nourished future for our community’s youth.