The Waukesha County Chapter
Did you know 15,000 kids who live in Waukesha County struggle with hunger on the weekends? These kids eat meals at school during the week but are without access to affordable, healthy food on Saturday and Sunday. The consequences are much more than a growling stomach. Hunger can cause many physical health problems. It can shorten a child’s attention span, lower their IQ, and keep them from making good grades.
That’s where Blessings in a Backpack can help. Our mission is simple: we provide food on the weekends for school-aged children who might otherwise go hungry.
Our program is continuously evolving and expanding. Thanks to continued support from our wonderful donors and volunteers!
Founded in 2012 with one school and 25 students, the Blessings in a Backpack Waukesha County Chapter has experienced tremendous growth thanks to incredible community support these nine eight years.
During the 2022/23 school year, we fed 3,600 kids at 37 locations in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, Sussex, Hartland, and Wales Counties. But our goal is to increase the number of children being served by at least 500 this school year.
Who will feed the kids this weekend?
Together, we will!
You can help us reach that goal by:
- donating (as little as $175 feeds one child every weekend of the school year!)
- getting involved
- partnering with our chapter
Click on the buttons below to get started!