Blessings Scored at “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle!

Do you want to know how to win as quickly as possible? Play with the starburst free spins right now. There’s a lot of money and fun! The Floyd County Elementary Basketball League Championship Tournament held on February 6-7, 2016 was the site of the first annual “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle benefitting Blessings in a Backpack. League Director, Matt Denison, was extremely supportive and gave us a prime location for our raffle table right next to all the action of the games.  All 18 elementary school teams – 9 boys’ and 9 … Continue reading Blessings Scored at “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle!


Volunteer Packers Make a Difference

“Grab a plastic grocery bag from the huge pile resting at the head of the long table and put one of each food item in the bag, assembly line style,” the woman coordinating says to me, because I’m new here. That’s all volunteer packers need to know to make sure 290 kids at Fairmont Elementary, like hundreds of students at each of the other 9 Floyd County … Continue reading Volunteer Packers Make a Difference

City of New Albany’s Generous Donation

Our local elected officials often give financial support to programs that benefit kids and families and Blessings in a Backpack is fortunate to be on that list! At the November 5th New Albany City Council meeting, volunteers from Blessings in a Backpack of Floyd County, Stephanie Watson, Cathleen Palmer and Kevin Beam expressed our gratitude to the Council for having committed to donate $35,000 towards … Continue reading City of New Albany’s Generous Donation


Community Helping Community

With the first 9 weeks of school finished, our group is taking stock of where we are in our quest to fully fund the Blessings in a Backpack program for the 2015-2016 school year. Our goal is mighty — $160,000! – but so is our determination. We reached the $70,000 mark due to the very generous donations of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and … Continue reading Community Helping Community

We’re just getting started…

We just held our first official meeting of the Floyd County Chapter on July 21, 2015 and we have a lot of work to do!   As the need for weekend food for kids in our community grows each year, so does the need for new funding sources.  That’s where the newly-formed Floyd County Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack comes in! How did we … Continue reading We’re just getting started…