About Donations

Blessings in a Backpack-Akron is feeding 800 inner city elementary school children during the 2013-14 school year - twice as many as last school year! Generous donors in our community have made this possible. To continue this important mission, please make your gift today to help feed hungry children in Akron’s inner city.


  • Nutritional, easily-prepared food is packed each Thursday for children to take home on Fridays.
  • Children who receive BIB qualify for federal free meals at school and may not have enough to eat on weekends.
  • 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to purchasing food for the children.
  • $80 feeds one child per school year.
  • Children at Helen Arnold, McEbright, Crouse & Schumacher Community Learning Centers, Akron Digital Academym and P.A.S.S. receive BIB food.
  • BIB is a national non-profit organization and was adopted for Akron in 2011


At BIB-supported schools, children are attending more often, improving their academics, have a better attention span (especially on Monday's) and have improved health.

A Challenge

An anonymous donor has offered a challenge! For every $1 we raise, our donor will match it with $1 up to $15,000 – the challenge met will feed 375 kids!

Donate Online

Our secure blessings in a backpack website is available to accept online donations. To donate locally to Blessings-Akron, click "DESIGNATION" then select "OTHER" from the drop down menu and type in "AKRON CHAPTER". This will ensure your generous donation is directed to the Akron Chapter.

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Mail-In Donations

You can mail a donation in check form directly to:
3454 Aegean Drive
Akron, OH 44333

3454 Aegean Drive
Akron, OH 44333