Blessings in a Backpack Highland Park

Blessings in a Backpack is designed to feed school-age children whose families qualify for Federal programs and have little or no food at home on weekends so every school-aged child in America has the nourishment needed to learn and grow. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings strives to ensure children don’t go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action. Funds from the Highland Park Community Foundation are used to purchase food that is used to assist NSSD112 students at Green Bay, Indian Trail, Wayne Thomas, Braeside, and Ravinia Schools who qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Price Meal Program.