BRIGHTON

About Us
Blessings in a Backpack – Brighton s a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program that is designed to help bridge the gap of the nutritional needs of children from the Brighton School District. In the Brighton Schools 1,199 children are eligible for this program. These children are our neighbors. Each week, we will distribute backpacks filled with enough non-perishable food for the weekend to students that qualify on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program. The goal of Blessings in a Backpack is to keep these students from going hungry on the weekends and remove barriers to academic success.

Backpacks Going Home in October – The Steering Committee has been very successful in raising the necessary funds to begin sending backpacks home to the children who attend the elementary school and qualify. As we continue to be successful in raising funds we will adding the remainder of the Brighton schools to the program.

Volunteers are needed to assist with packing. If you would like to help weekly, monthly, quarterly or just once please contact us and we will please to have your assistance.

Please visit the website regularly to see the progress we are making. Donations are always welcome so we can provide weekend food to all of the “at-risk” children attending Brighton Schools.

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PACKING INFORMATION

Brighton Education
Community Center
850 Spencer St.
Brighton, MI 48116

Tuesdays at 1 pm.

To volunteer: Email Us

STEERING COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Kay Nicholas
Jeanne Blazo
Diana Grant
Linda Kemmerling
Barbara Milhizer
Amy Crotty
Kris Hurlbert

COMMUNITY PARTNERS