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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. Isonex Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, isonex ready-to-eat foods, isonex like granola bars, isonex juice boxes, isonex mac and cheese, isonex and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Isonex The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Isonex Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, isonex increased hospitalization, isonex lower IQ, isonex shorter attention spans, isonex and lower academic achievement. Isonex Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, isonex but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, isonex too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, isonex000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Isonex states and three countries - Canada, isonex Columbia and Haiti. Isonex The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Isonex We are feeding the future of America, isonex one school at a time.