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Haley Fraeyman
Amber Scheel




Blessings in a Backpack Romeo is a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program that is designed to help bridge the gap of the nutritional needs of children from the Romeo Community Schools. The district serves students from Romeo and portions of Addison Township, Armada Township, Bruce Township, Oakland Township, Ray Township, Shelby Township, and Washington Township

There are 1,269 children in the Romeo Community School District who qualify for Federal Free and Reduced Fee Lunch.  All these children would qualify for the Blessings in a Backpack program.  Each week, we will distribute backpacks filled with enough non-perishable food for the weekend to students in need. The goal of Blessings in a Backpack is to keep these students from going hungry on the weekends and remove barriers to academic success.

The plan is to start the program at one elementary school. As funds become available, the goal is to grow the Blessings in a Backpack program to be able to serve additional schools within the Romeo Community District until all the schools are participating.

To help this program reach its goals, please donate so we can begin sending food home to children who need our help. When we are ready to begin packing, we will also need individuals, groups, or companies to assist with packing and transportation.

Please visit the website regularly to see the progress we are making and the announcement that backpacks of food are going home to the children of Romeo Community Schools.

Steering Committee

We are in the planning stages.  Check back for details.

Couple Packing Van

You can volunteer for the Steering Committee or as a volunteer to help. The Steering Committee is an advisory group which oversees the program for the community.  The committee has three main functions.  Read more…

Writing A Check to Blessings in a Backpack Michigan

A donation of $110.00 will provide a backpack and food to one child each weekend for an entire school year!  We have the ability to purchase food at a reduced rate from the Meijer Corporation.  Read more