Last month, Cannon Hill Logistics supported local charity Blessings in a Backpack with a donation of more than 5,000 juice boxes to be distributed to local children in need.
Blessings in a Backpack Frederick is the local arm of a national organization that provides food packages for children to eat on weekends and during school breaks. Without these food packs, some of the children who receive them may not have anything to eat when they’re not in school.
The Frederick chapter serves more than 3,000 children in more than 20 of Frederick’s schools, offering packages of shelf-stable food each weekend and during longer school breaks.
A traditional weekend package includes breakfast, a lunch entree, dessert, and a snack for each of the two weekend days. Foods typically included in these packages include oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, granola bars, rice, cold cereal, fruit cups, and pudding.
“With this amount, we will be able to add the juice boxes to at least one full pack,” said Karen Fishburn, Blessings in a Backpack food donation coordinator, said in an email to Cannon Hill. “What a tremendous donation! Thank you so much for your generosity.”
Blessings in a Backpack is an all-volunteer network that solicits donations of money and food to provide food for needy children. It costs approximately $100 to feed a child for 38 weekends, and all individual food donations – such as Cannon Hill’s donation of juice boxes – offset the purchase of food for the program’s recipients.
Cannon Hill is so thankful to have been able to help this worthwhile program, and we look forward to working with Blessings in a Backpack in the future!