The Blessings in a Backpack Program is simple. A passionate Parent, Teacher, Nurse, Counselor, Community Advocate or Corporate Supporter elects to start the Blessings program in a local school. Blessings in a Backpack works with you to gain support with your school and district leadership. Once a school is adopted, Blessings will help find a nearby grocer to provide food at a discounted rate, as well as provide the program framework for implementation. The next step is to fundraise to support the number of children your program will fulfill. You will also need to gather volunteers to manage the weekly logistics of getting the food from the grocer to the school or facility where the backpacks will be loaded with food for distribution. Blessings in a Backpack donates all program backpacks raised through national partnerships and funding. We also connect adopters across the country so they can share ideas and successes and so that you can learn how to run your new program.