Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Apo hydro Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, apo hydro ready-to-eat foods, apo hydro like granola bars, apo hydro juice boxes, apo hydro mac and cheese, apo hydro and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Apo hydro The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Apo hydro Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, apo hydro increased hospitalization, apo hydro lower IQ, apo hydro shorter attention spans, apo hydro and lower academic achievement. Apo hydro Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, apo hydro but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, apo hydro too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, apo hydro000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Apo hydro states and three countries - Canada, apo hydro Columbia and Haiti. Apo hydro The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Apo hydro We are feeding the future of America, apo hydro one school at a time.