About Us

Blessings in a Backpack-UTICA is a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program that is designed to help bridge the gap of the nutritional needs of children from the Utica School District. In the Utica Schools 8,500 children or 30% of the student population 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 Fee 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.

To help this program please make a donation or come and participate in one of our fundraisers that are coming up.

If you would like to come help with packing food into backpacks during the school year, follow this up and sign up for an open date by clicking here.

Road Rally Fundraiser

Date: Saturday – June 25, 2016
Cost: $20 per person
Time: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Click here for more information.
Blessings in a Backpack—Utica is a non-profit charity that provides food for hungry school aged children. The proceeds from this road rally will go towards filling those backpacks! If you have never been on a road rally this is the one to go on. It is going to be epic!! What better way to enjoy a summer night than being with friends and raising money for a good cause.

Pizza and pop provided!

Slots are going fast! If you are interested in registering or finding out more about this event please email: RoadRally2016@gmail.com


Blessings in a Backpack – Utica Gala Fund-raising and Award Dinner

Wednesday August 17, 2016 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Packard Proving Ground – 49965 Van Dyke

Click here for more information.

Packing Information

Day & Time:
Wednesdays at 4:30 PM

Henry Food High School
11911 Clinton River Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Steering Committee

Chairperson – Wendy Castillo
Vice-Chair – Sandra McLeod
Bob Maynard
Joann Maynard
Joy Raya
Laura DeVonce

Community Partners