Leadership Opportunity
Sharing an exciting opportunity at Blessings in a Backpack!
Since 2014, BIAB has grown from serving 210 kids to ensuring more than 3,000 local children hunger-free weekends, school breaks, and weather-related closings during the past school year. This has been an extraordinary year as we shifted from our traditionally school-based program to a community distribution model in order to feed kids when schools closed due to COVID-19…and, for the first time, we have summer distribution.
Thanks to the dedication and support of our generous donors and funders, volunteer network, local suppliers, School Partners, Frederick City Government, and Frederick County Government, BIAB has established a solid foundation for sustainability and growth. Now, we’re ready to begin feeding thousands more local children who may be at risk of going hungry.
As a cornerstone of mission growth, Blessings in a Backpack, Frederick will be hiring a Managing Director to lead us forward. This will begin mid-Fall of the 2020-2021 school year. During the transition, our team will work closely with the Managing Director, Advisory Board, and dedicated volunteer network to continue providing food to the more than 3,000 Frederick County school children we currently serve.
Going forward, with continued support from our national partners and under the direction of the Managing Director and local Advisory Board, BIAB is poised to make an even greater impact in our community. We are eager to have you join us on this strategic journey. Stay tuned for more details and exciting news in the weeks and months to come.
BIAB has one mission and one mission only…feeding Frederick’s kids when school meals are unavailable. On behalf of the children, thanks for your continued support and generosity,
We are hiring a Managing Director to support the growth and sustainability of the Frederick chapter. Be a part of this great opportunity to join a dedicated team feeding local kids when school meals are unavailable!
Detailed job description and contact information at the link below. Best to view on laptop.
For additional information, please contact [email protected]

Thousands of food items packed for schoolchildren

Thanks to the Frederick News Post for profiling Blessings in a Backpack as we packed blizzard bags.

Check out the great article by clicking here.

Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped pack 28,000 items in 2,832 bags.  Interested in helping in the future?  Check the website or volunteer to help pack a backpack today by signing up on our Pack a Backpack page.  Also, make sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on all things BIAB.

Give the Gift of Summer

The BIAB mission is to feed local children on the weekends and over school breaks during the school year. We are often asked, “What happens over the summer?” Sadly, it is a challenging time for kids and their families. Our friends at No Kid Hungry have created a wonderful resource to locate summer meals. Please pass this along.

Text "Food" to 877-877

Welcome, North Frederick Elementary School

Blessings in a Backpack Frederick is so excited to be able to expand the schools we are able to serve.  We are now announcing school #18, North Frederick Elementary School! A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers, as well as businesses and individuals who have donated funding and food to help make this happen.

We are happy to be able to begin feeding 52 more kids starting in April.

Summer Books for Our BIAB Kiddos!

Thank you for helping us buy enough books for all of the pre-K children served by Blessings in a Backpack Frederick! Now, we need your help to send a new book home for the summer with our kindergartners and first graders – by May 12! The more kids read, the better readers they become!

  • Buy books from the the Book List through the Curious Iguana website or store on N. Market St., and they will deliver them to us. Click here.
  • Visit the Literacy Council’s donation page and designate Book Drive in “Purpose of Donation.” They will purchase and deliver your books to us. Click here.
  • Purchase books from the Book List through another retailer and drop them off at Blessings in a Backpack (bins on back porch) or the Literacy Council of Frederick County.
  • Share this article with your friends!

Book List

Kindergarten Students

  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
  • Circle by Mac Barnett
  • Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap
  • Quackers by Liz Wong

First Grade Students

  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Niblet & Ralph by Zachariah Ohora
  • No Boring Stories! by Julie Falatko
  • There Are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Our School Partners

  • Carroll Manor Elementary
  • Centerville Elementary
  • Frederick Classical Charter School
  • Glade Elementary
  • Green Valley Elementary
  • Lewistown Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Monocacy Elementary
  • Monocacy Middle
  • Monocacy Valley Montessori
  • North Frederick Elementary
  • Orchard Grove Elementary
  • Parkway Elementary
  • Rock Creek School
  • Saint John’s Regional Catholic School
  • Success Program
  • Tuscarora Elementary
  • Urbana Elementary
  • Walkersville Elementary
  • Waverley Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary
  • YMCA Head Start

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