Christy Keppel, Development Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator for Weekend Backpacks,

is featured on “It Starts With Us” S1E3, Food Insecurity in Baltimore

On August 16, 2022, Amy Kawata of WJZ interviewed Leslie Monfred, VP of Weekend Backpacks and Laurie Hammond, a volunteer with Amerigroup. They spoke about the 3000 backpacks filled with school supplies, a good portion donated by Amerigroup, ready to be delivered to Baltimore City Schools by Weekend Backpacks volunteers.

Watch the TV spot as it aired here.



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February 28, 2021

Weekend Backpacks helping hungry Baltimore students

Studies show that hungry children are prone to behavioral problems and incur delays in their physical, intellectual and emotional development.

Stu Dettelbach, President of Weekend Backpacks, joins us to talk about the organization’s efforts to provide child-friendly, nutritious food directly to Baltimore City children over the weekends when school is not in session.
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January 26, 2021

Weekend Backpacks providing meals to homeless kids and their families in Baltimore

Fans of the Buffalo Bills did a pretty big thing the week after their team beat the Ravens in the playoffs on January 16.

The Bills Mafia, as the team’s fan base is called, raised $480,000 for one of Lamar Jackson’s favorite charities, Blessings in a Backpack. The charity, based in Kentucky, packs bags of food for kids in need so they have something to eat on the weekends.
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November 20, 2020

Weekend Backpacks honored with Governor’s Service Award

On November 20th, Governor Larry Hogan joined the 37th Annual Governor’s Service Awards Recognition Ceremony, on their Facebook and Twitter platforms, to celebrate the outstanding volunteer contributions of Maryland residents and organizations.

A total of 18 honorees received awards in categories including Pandemic Response Champion, Emerging Leader, and First Responder. Weekend Backpacks was honored with the award for Nonprofit Volunteer Program. Read More

July 8, 2020

With schools closed because of coronavirus, a Pikesville group is keeping backpacks filled with food

The Pikesville-based organization has served 340,000 meals across the Baltimore region since March 16 — an 80% increase from the 20,700 meals per week it distributed before the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

May 22, 2020

Nonprofit Weekend Backpacks For Homeless Kids Has Busy Weekend Planned

Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids, a nonprofit organization that has been providing weekend meals to vulnerable youth in Baltimore City for five years, has plans to pack and deliver close to 1,000 bags of food to many of Baltimore’s hungry children this holiday weekend. Read More

March 17, 2020

Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids Prepares Thousands of Meals During School Closures

With Baltimore City school closures in place for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic, one local organization is making sure students and their families are not left hungry. Read More

March 17, 2020

Weekend Backpacks For Homeless Kids Prepares Thousands Of Meals During School Closures Due To Coronavirus

With Baltimore City school closures in place for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic, one local organization is making sure students and their families are not left hungry. Read More

January 31, 2020

A Day of Service – Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids

Team LVA had the pleasure of volunteering alongside Weekend Backpacks’ founder, Sandie Nagel, last Thursday. Read More

January 20, 2020

MLK Jr. Day of Service, Pt 1: Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids

On Midday today, we meet some local examplars of that Day of Service ethic who’ve taken the lead in efforts to make Baltimore a better place to live. Read More

September 7, 2017

Weekend Backpacks provides meals for homeless kids in Baltimore City Schools

Weekend Backpacks is a non-profit that provides a weekend’s worth of meals for a homeless family of four in Baltimore City.