Filling in the Blanks is a local non-profit organization that fights childhood hunger by providing children who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program with meals on the weekends.
Since the onset of COVID-19, Connecticut's food insecurity rate has risen from 13.4% to 22.8%. Filling in the Blanks is currently feeding 3,200 food insecure children in Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, New Canaan, CT and Bedford Hills, NY.
Through the Holiday Backpack Program, children in the FITB program will receive a new backpack filled with pancake mix, syrup, books, a toy and dental kits. The sturdy backpacks will not only provide a gift to the child but are a valuable means of transportation for their critical food packages. For many children this might be the only items they will receive for the holidays.
Please consider donating an item by clicking on the Amazon link below. Donations will be delivered directly to the FITB warehouse.
For information about FITB, please go to www.fillingintheblanks.org