You Will Feed the Kids This Weekend

Who will feed the kids this weekend?
YOU will feed the kids this weekend!

Since we had to cancel our much-anticipated mini-golf outing fundraiser for August, we’re starting an online fundraiser NOW in order to fund Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities for the 2020-2021 school year.

We are anticipating our numbers increasing to 400 students for this coming year and that means we need to raise $40,000.

That’s only $100 per kid per year.

BIBRVC is in 16 local schools with an average of 25 kids per school who receive weekend nutrition.

Here’s how you can help.

Decide to fund a kid for a year, either by yourself or with a group, and make your donation at

It’s that simple.

We’ll update our infographic regularly to show funding progress.

Help us turn ALL these backpacks green!

Share this post on your own timeline with the hashtag #bibrvc to spread the word. Thank you to everyone in the community for all your support!


BIB funding infographic

It’s Time for Pie!

Blessings in a Backpack RVC is running a month-long Bakers Square “Sweet Return” fundraiser. With each card you get a pie of your choice from Bakers Square, including specialty pies.

The cards are $20 each or 3/$50.

Please contact Ashlie Coughlan at (815) 212-8309 to order your cards.


BIB Packing Sign Up

Here it is, the most popular sign up genius for volunteers in Kankakee County! Please, do not sign up for more than 4 dates for any one group. We will post if slots are open later in the year. The more groups we have the more awareness of BIB RVC in our community and the more children we are able to serve. Remember to increase the quantity if you are signing up for a team and to select more than one team for more than 5 volunteers from the same organization. Thank you!


2019 Cruise Nights

The 2019 Cruise Nights have been scheduled! This summer’s nights are:

  • June 19
  • July 10
  • August 14

The event lasts from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and you can register on-site. There is a $15 minimum donation per vehicle.

Trophies will be awarded at 8:00 pm for:

  • Best of Show
  • Pastor’s Choice
  • Top 3

You can also enter for a “split the pot” & $50 entry drawing as well as a $150 end of season drawing (must be present to win).

The John Webber band will be back to provide music and concessions will be available.

Cruise Nights are partially sponsored by Levi’s Garage.