The Waukesha County Chapter
Did you know 15,000 kids who live in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Sussex, and Wales Counties, Wisconsin, 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.
The Waukesha community’s challenges during the 2020/21 school year were no match for the resilience of Blessings in a Backpack’s amazing volunteers who continued serving kids safely. Thanks to the devoted efforts of these volunteers, we were able to distribute bags of ready-to-eat food for 2,200 kids in 29 local schools.
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.
We will begin the 2021/22 school year by feeding over 2,000 kids 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 $130 feeds one child every weekend of the school year!)
- getting involved
- partnering with our chapter
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