2017-2018 Menu and Pricing Changes

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 participatingContinue reading “2017-2018 Menu and Pricing Changes”

“Surf’s Up” Mother-Son Date Night Supports Blessings in a Backpack at Georgetown Elementary

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 toContinue reading ““Surf’s Up” Mother-Son Date Night Supports Blessings in a Backpack at Georgetown Elementary”

“Pigs 4 Kids” Needs Artists!

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”Continue reading ““Pigs 4 Kids” Needs Artists!”

Support Blessings through Kroger Community Rewards Program

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 fromContinue reading “Support Blessings through Kroger Community Rewards Program”

Over $20,000 in Donations Received From NAFCS Employees, Parents and Students This Year

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 andContinue reading “Over $20,000 in Donations Received From NAFCS Employees, Parents and Students This Year”

Blessings Scored at “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle!

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. Continue reading “Blessings Scored at “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle!”

Volunteer Packers Make a Difference

“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, likeContinue reading “Volunteer Packers Make a Difference”

City of New Albany’s Generous Donation

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 gratitudeContinue reading “City of New Albany’s Generous Donation”

Community Helping Community

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 veryContinue reading “Community Helping Community”

We’re just getting started…

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 ChapterContinue reading “We’re just getting started…”