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Blessings in a Backpack

A couple of months ago, one of our regular volunteers, Michele Berrington, and Phillip Goldberg came to the staff of St. Vincent's about their idea to start the Blessings in a Backpack program at St. Vincent’s.Phillip’s law firm, Foley & Lardner, is sponsoring this program, stuffing the bags and delivering them weekly.

The program began on January 17th, with food bags scheduled to be distributed to all the children in the Pre-Kindergarten program (up to 160 kids) on a weekly basis.

Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.

You can read more about Blessings in a Backpack at www.blessingsinabackpack.org

We are thankful to our volunteers and the staff at Foley and Lardner for their support and dedication to helping serve those most in need to reach their greatest potential.

 
  •           Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
              Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14699 Chicago, IL 60614
  •           Marillac Social Center               773.722.7440           212 S. Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL 60612   
              St. Vincent de Paul Center        312.943.6776           2145 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614   
 
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