MISSION & HISTORY.
Backpack Blessings, Inc. is a Christian organization serving God in eastern North Carolina by feeding children who suffer from food insecruity in their homes. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, formed in December 2012. We partner with area churches and businesses to provide supplemental food for students in Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties. Our goal is to stand in the gap between kids and hunger whenever they are away from the safety net of the Child Nutrition Programs in their schools.
Backpack Blessings provides a weekend “snack bag” of individually wrapped, kid-friendly foods (mac and cheese, oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, fruit cups, etc.) for at-risk kids to take home with them on the weekends. We currently serve every elementary and middle school in three counties, providing about 850 students with these weekend food bags. Backpack Blessings also provides monthly food boxes for our Backpack Blessings families in the summer, and a holiday meal box when the children are out of school for Christmas break.