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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. Catapres Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, catapres ready-to-eat foods, catapres like granola bars, catapres juice boxes, catapres mac and cheese, catapres and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Catapres The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Catapres Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, catapres increased hospitalization, catapres lower IQ, catapres shorter attention spans, catapres and lower academic achievement. Catapres Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, catapres but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, catapres too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, catapres000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Catapres states and three countries - Canada, catapres Columbia and Haiti. Catapres The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Catapres We are feeding the future of America, catapres one school at a time.