Southfield: Some other facts about the program
During the school year, children will receive a backpack every Friday, filled with purchased food for the weekend. Backpacks will be dispensed in a discreet and caring manner. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned chicken, canned tuna, granola bars, peanut butter, soups, fruit, and other items. Backpacks are to be returned to school on Mondays and they will be filled and returned to the child on Fridays.
The program is supported by community businesses/organizations that support Blessings in a Backpack-Southfield so more children can start receiving the benefits of a backpack filled with food each weekend. The monies raised goes to feeding children since the program is 100% volunteer run.
All donations stay in Michigan for the Southfield program and are tax-deductible. Our program is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax-ID #38-2476777). You can donate through our secure website by clicking the DONATE button now and follow the steps to donate. If you would prefer to mail a donation you can do this by clicking DONATE and then download the donation form provided. Select Southfield to receive your gift and complete the form and mail to the address provided. Each $110 raised allows us to add an additional student to the program.