About Us


Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.

The Waukesha County Blessings chapter was founded in 2012 to bring the above mission to life in our own back yard. We are a local chapter of a national organization — which serves over 83,000 students in 900 schools, spread throughout 46 states and the District of Colombia.

The weekend “gap” is a time when many children go hungry in our communities. We started bridging the gap by serving 25 students at Hadfield elementary school in Waukesha, and now serve over 1,200 students at five elementary schools.

We help bridge the gap for these children every week during the school year by filling their backpacks with food for the weekend. Our local chapter is fully responsible for securing funds to support our local mission and we need your help. It’s a heart breaking fact that 4,600 children in Waukesha are hungry over the weekend. 

TMJ4 The Morning Blend appearance: 

A quick look at what we do for hungry kids in the Waukesha County area.


It only takes $100 to feed a child for entire school year and 100% of your donation goes directly to kids in need! We are a 501(c)(3) organization and 100% volunteer-run.

With over 4,600 children in Waukesha County eligible for free or reduced lunches, the group wants to continue to grow, so that we can reach more of the hungry kids right in our own back yard. To do so, we need the continued help of volunteers for bag filling, Friday morning distributions, and planning our next fundraising event. To sign-up or get more information about volunteer opportunities, please visit the “Get Involved” page, or fill out the form below.