WBKH: When God gave us lemons in March of 2020, we decided to make lemonade.

Our schools closed on March 13, 2020, and we no longer could send food bags home with our children.  So, we reorganized and teamed with our School District’s Nutrition Department to pass out our Blessings bags at two Curb Side school sites in our district.

When we could no longer distribute food Curb Side during the summer of 2020, we partnered with the Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford.  The Outreach Center services needy families in the Lakes Area.  For three months our food order was delivered to the center so families of our children could still receive food.

For the 2020-2021 school year, we had a multi-tiered approach to getting our students the food they needed each weekend.  Preschool through 8th grade students had their backpacks delivered to them each Friday in their home school and Lakers-on-Line and High School students received their backpacks in a Curb Side pickup line at West Bloomfield High School every Wednesday at 11:30 am and at 3:30 pm. And the summer months found us again partnering with the Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford, as we donated our monthly food order to them.

Our dedicated volunteers and supportive donors allow the Blessings in a Backpack-West Bloomfield/Keego Harbor program to be successful and we are grateful to them.

In the 2021-22 school year we will continue to have a multi-tiered approach to getting our students their food, as we deliver meals to the schools each Friday and have a pickup program for those students who decide to remain online for their schooling.

We welcome donations so that we may continue to help the hunger-insecure children in our school district.