Because Hunger... Doesn't take a break on the weekend

Blessings in a Backpack began in Indiana in 2007 with just one school in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The program is celebrating its third year of operation at Fort Wayne Community Schools.
 
This program is designed to help meet the nutritional needs of children and families over weekends. The Blessings in a Backpack is a program being initiated through the efforts of concerned citizens.

Every Thursday afternoon, volunteers will fill selected student's backpacks with non-perishable food items and pass them out on Fridays at the end of the school day.