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. Alergex Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, alergex ready-to-eat foods, alergex like granola bars, alergex juice boxes, alergex mac and cheese, alergex and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Alergex The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Alergex Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, alergex increased hospitalization, alergex lower IQ, alergex shorter attention spans, alergex and lower academic achievement. Alergex Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, alergex but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, alergex too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, alergex000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Alergex states and three countries - Canada, alergex Columbia and Haiti. Alergex The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Alergex We are feeding the future of America, alergex one school at a time.