Your support will help provide bags of weekend food for kids in Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, meaning that donations are 100% tax-deductible (less the value of goods and services received, if applicable). Our Tax ID # is 26-1964620.

A: Simply email Sydney DeLong and tell her how you want to change your monthly donation. If you need to update your credit card information, please call Sydney at (312) 366-2749. Do not send credit card information over email. You can also click here to create a new recurring monthly donation and we will cancel your old one.

A: Fill out the standard online donation form. Under the “How did you hear about us?” section there is a blank section for comments. Include the honoree of your gift. If you’d like someone to receive notice of your donation, include the contact person’s name and contact information. For example, “In memory of Buddy Backpack. Please send notice to the Backpack Family at 4121 Shelbyville Rd., Lousiville, KY 40207.”

Or, if donating by mail, please include the honoree information with your check.

A: All in, it costs $150 to feed a child on the weekends for an entire school year.

A: Blessings in a Backpack works hard at being a good steward of our donors’ gifts. As of 6/30/2018 (the last date of audited financials), we spend 81 percent of our budget on direct program-related expenses.

Our dedication to feeding kids with the majority of every dollar we receive has earned us a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator (highest rating possible) and a platinum rating from Guidestar.

Giving a gift in honor/memory of someone? Click here to print a Tribute Card to recognize your donation in honor of a holiday, birthday, wedding, graduation, or military appreciation.

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