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. Urivoid Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, urivoid ready-to-eat foods, urivoid like granola bars, urivoid juice boxes, urivoid mac and cheese, urivoid and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Urivoid The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Urivoid Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, urivoid increased hospitalization, urivoid lower IQ, urivoid shorter attention spans, urivoid and lower academic achievement. Urivoid Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, urivoid but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, urivoid too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, urivoid000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Urivoid states and three countries - Canada, urivoid Columbia and Haiti. Urivoid The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Urivoid We are feeding the future of America, urivoid one school at a time.