After a short summer break, our Blessings Chapter has kicked-off the school year with our first 2 weekly deliveries of food going home with our participating students in the NAFC Schools. We have 1114 students signed up at the start of school and expect that number to increase. All 10 elementary schools have students participating in the program. This year, we have some healthy changes … Continue reading 2017-2018 Menu and Pricing Changes
Smiles and laughter filled the gym at Georgetown Elementary School as boys and their moms spent a fun evening together at the Hawaiian-themed “Surf’s Up” date night on August 27th. From hula-hooping to limbo, dance contests to the photo booth with fun props, everyone had a blast. The PTA hosted this event to allow moms to get a little special time with their sons and to … Continue reading “Surf’s Up” Mother-Son Date Night Supports Blessings in a Backpack at Georgetown Elementary
We are very excited to announce that the NAFC Education Foundation has very generously allowed Blessings to become the sole beneficiary of the Pigs 4 Kids fundraiser this year! You may have seen these cute little piggy banks around town in local businesses in November and December over the last few years. We are looking for “artists” to decorate our ceramic piggy banks. No experience necessary, just … Continue reading “Pigs 4 Kids” Needs Artists!
Dear Blessings Supporters — There is now a new way you can help the Floyd County Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack earn money to help pay for the food we give to local kids in need on the weekends during the school year. You can sign up to help us earn a donation from the Kroger Community Rewards Program every time you shop and … Continue reading Support Blessings through Kroger Community Rewards Program
Grassroots activity is a huge part of our fundraising plan for Blessings in a Backpack of Floyd County. Volunteers from each of our 10 elementary schools serve on our Steering Committee and work continually to seek private donor support. However, the most amazing thing is the personal donations we received from teachers, staff, PTOs and parents! These folks know that kids are better able to … Continue reading Over $20,000 in Donations Received From NAFCS Employees, Parents and Students This Year
The Floyd County Elementary Basketball League Championship Tournament held on February 6-7, 2016 was the site of the first annual “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle benefitting Blessings in a Backpack. League Director, Matt Denison, was extremely supportive and gave us a prime location for our raffle table right next to all the action of the games. All 18 elementary school teams – 9 boys’ and 9 … Continue reading Blessings Scored at “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle!
“Grab a plastic grocery bag from the huge pile resting at the head of the long table and put one of each food item in the bag, assembly line style,” the woman coordinating says to me, because I’m new here. That’s all volunteer packers need to know to make sure 290 kids at Fairmont Elementary, like hundreds of students at each of the other 9 Floyd County … Continue reading Volunteer Packers Make a Difference
Our local elected officials often give financial support to programs that benefit kids and families and Blessings in a Backpack is fortunate to be on that list! At the November 5th New Albany City Council meeting, volunteers from Blessings in a Backpack of Floyd County, Stephanie Watson, Cathleen Palmer and Kevin Beam expressed our gratitude to the Council for having committed to donate $35,000 towards … Continue reading City of New Albany’s Generous Donation
With the first 9 weeks of school finished, our group is taking stock of where we are in our quest to fully fund the Blessings in a Backpack program for the 2015-2016 school year. Our goal is mighty — $160,000! – but so is our determination. We reached the $70,000 mark due to the very generous donations of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and … Continue reading Community Helping Community
We just held our first official meeting of the Floyd County Chapter on July 21, 2015 and we have a lot of work to do! As the need for weekend food for kids in our community grows each year, so does the need for new funding sources. That’s where the newly-formed Floyd County Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack comes in! How did we … Continue reading We’re just getting started…