Picture of smiling kids Who will feed the kids when schools are closed? At Blessings in a Backpack, we often ask, "Who will feed the kids this weekend?" But the COVID-19 emergency has caused us to expand our programs from feeding kids on only the weekends, to now serving kids while schools are closed. Blessings' Response to COVID-19 Volunteers filling bags for the kids Our Impact During the 2019/2020 School Year With the help of amazing partners, we were able to feed more children that ever before AND help kids while schools were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Our Impact Report Woman and boy filling the truck with bags of food Local Give Back Opportunities Consider the following ways to get involved with Blessings in a Backpack and support local businesses that benefit the NW Oregon Chapter. Get Involved
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87000 kids in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

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For $130 you can help us feed a child every weekend of the school year.
Organize a Facebook fundraiser to feed the kids in your community.
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Recent News Stories

Bob’s Red Mill Supports Blessings in a Backpack Northwest Oregon Chapter

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Chrissy Metz is putting in the work (and the fun!) on January 14 during Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune! Watch her compete alongside Drew Carey and Teri Hatcher for a chance to win $1 million for Blessings in a Backpack.


We would like to give many thanks to our NW Oregon Chapter Partners listed below, without which this program would not be possible.