Blessings in a Backpack

God is working through New Spirit and making a difference in our community and the lives of 325 children and their families.
New Spirit Lutheran Church through Blessings in a Backpack, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, currently sends home food for the weekend to school children from Steele, Ford, Henry, and Erickson Elementary Schools. Started in August 2012 with 30 children at one school, we have grown to 325 children at four schools.

Donations may be made directly to New Spirit Lutheran Church with a notation for the program name on the memo line or directly to Blessings in a Backpack with “Steele Elementary” on the memo line (this ensures the funds go to our local schools).  Please make your tax deductible check out to Blessings in a Backpack. You can drop it in the offering plate, drop it off at the church office, or drop it directly in the mail to:

BIB Lockbox
PO Box 950291
Louisville, KY 40295

Remember to put Steele Elementary on the memo line!

Or, you can donate online! Just look for the donate button on our home page.

Our team members are hard at work to keep up with the added students each week.  Learn more about what we do and how you can help.  We need volunteers to help with fund raising, planning, purchasing, packing, and delivery.

Contact Laurie Bernard at

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Hear from kids who are in our programs!