Blessings in a Backpack Canada on Global TV
Blessings in a Backpack Canada was recently featured on Global News Hour Toronto’s “Making a Difference” on June 20th 2011.
How it started
Blessings was founded by Stan Curtis (of USA Harvest) and Hilary Duff. They recognize that underprivileged children who are fed through government programs at school during the week, have no food to eat at home on the weekends. So, Blessings arranges to have backpacks filled with food for the kids to take home on Friday evening. Then the kids bring the empty packs back on Monday morning, to be filled again for the next coming Friday.Read More
There is no shortage of actions you can take to help children across Canada, from donating money to holding backpack drives.Read More
Who are we?
Blessings in a Backpack is non-profit organization currently feeding children internationally, and is working to expand across Canada. We are feeding the future of Canada, one school at a time. Join our battle against hunger to improve educational success!Read more about us...
What people are saying
Keeping kids in school, one stomach at a time.National Post
This is a life-changing program. For some of the students, this is the first time they’ve ever had a real backpack before, let alone one filled with food so desperately needed.Mena Paternostro, Coordinator, Student Nutrition Program, TDSB
I like taking the backpack home because sometimes when we don’t have money for food, the backpack really helps. We keep some of the food for our school lunches on Monday. We like bringing the backpack home because we know we will have more food for the weekend.Violet, Grade 5 Student