Blessings in a Backpack Frederick #MLK Food Drive 2023

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Recruiting Organization: Blessings in a Backpack Frederick MD

We provide our children with nutritious, kid-friendly, ready-to-eat food items each weekend. We are unsure of the child’s home situation, so we provide items that require minimal preparation and avoid the use of kitchen appliances such as a can opener. Collected food must be packaged in a sealed container or pouch with ingredients listed. Please inspect all food for any dents or damage and ensure that expiration dates are within 30 days.

You can drop off any of the items below at our storage facility at 1016 N Market St Frederick MD 21701. There are black bins on our back porch ready for your donations.

You can also have items shipped directly from an online source to the same address.

Approved Menu Items

  • Individual cereal bowls/boxes (Reduced Sugar or sugar-free)
  • Cereal/Granola bars
  • Shelf-stable yogurt or milk packages
  • Fruit pouches or cups
  • Individual packs of Sunflower seeds
  • Meat sticks (i.e., Jack Links, Slim Jim)
  • Individually packaged whole-grain crackers (i.e., Cheez-Its, Goldfish Cheddar crackers, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, or popcorn)
  • Raisins or craisin packets
  • Chef Boyardee (or generic brand) ready-to-eat pasta bowls (pop-top lids required)
  • Ready-to-eat soup (pop-top lids required)

Food Items To Avoid

  • Bulk items that require further packaging (I.e., bulk cereal re packaged in individual bag/containers)
  • Food items prepared by an individual or group (food items must be packaged in a sealed container by the manufacturer)
  • Due to allergies, avoid any products that contain peanuts.
  • Fresh produce items that bruise easily (I.e., berries, bananas, peaches)
  • Canned products. Choose products with a pop-top lid or pouches.
  • Items high in sodium (I.e., greater than 100mg per package)
  • Perishable items
  • Candy, gum, or food of no nutritional value

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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1016 North Market StreetFrederick, MD 21701







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