Blessings in a Backpack
Chicago Sinai funds and oversees the “Blessings in a Backpack” program at Jenner. Nearly every child at Jenner is on the federally funded breakfast and lunch program Monday through Friday but may have little or no food for the weekend. To ensure that no child goes hungry, Sinai volunteers come together each week to pack bags of non-perishable, kid-friendly food to be sent home every Friday with students to get them through the weekend and back to school on Monday ready to learn. We generally pack on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 11:30 am at Jenner.
We rely on donations from Sinai members to support this important food program. It only costs $100 to provide food for one child for the entire school year. If you would like more information or would like to make a contributuion, please contact Heidi Wagman, heidiwagman/at/earthlink.net