One in five American children face food insecurity - more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined. During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program their school offers. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get. When the school closes it doors on Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards and empty bellies for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday morning. Who will feed them this weekend?

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Backpack program supports kids in need

The Blessing in a Backpack program was brought to Thunder Bay by Amina Abu-Bakare who saw a need to address the food insecurity of many of our community’s children.

Community helps our schools succeed

American Education Week is fast approaching and will be celebrated Nov. 16 through Nov. 20. This week provides all of us in the Wausau School District with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference to ensure that every child receives a quality education.

Let It Go

The Division of Fire brought back the Great Pumpkin Drop after a hiatus last year when its ladder truck was recalled. Proceeds from the event benefit Blessings in a Backpack, a local nonprofit organization that provides food to elementary school children in need on weekends during the school year.

Our Partners

We would like to give many thanks to our National Partners listed below without which this program would not be possible.

  • Farmers Insurance
  • Meijer
  • Cigna
  • Walmart
  • Unbridled Eve
  • Kate and Justin Rose Foundation
  • Sunny Delight
  • Alex and Ani
  • PGA Tour Wives Association
  • Renaissance Dental