Blessings in a Backpack
  • Blessings

    Oddfellows and the Columbus School District are partnering to bring Blessings in a Backpack to our community. Blessings in a Backpack (BIB) mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.

    Hunger doesn’t take the weekends off!

    There are more than 16.2 -million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.

    Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 89,000 children in  nearly 1100 schools in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time

    $100 feeds one child on the weekends for one 38-week school year through the Blessings in a Backpack program. The Results: Nourished Kids Ready to Learn. 

    Donations may be made online:

    To have funds directed to Columbus Middle School, people should enter "Columbus, WI #1869" in the Designation section field "Enter Program/School Below."

    Checks are also welcome!  Put "Columbus, WI #1869" in the Memo section and mail to:

         Blessings in a Backpack
         P.O. Box 950291
         Louisville, KY 40295

    Contributions are tax deductible.