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. Asacol Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, asacol ready-to-eat foods, asacol like granola bars, asacol juice boxes, asacol mac and cheese, asacol and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Asacol The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Asacol Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, asacol increased hospitalization, asacol lower IQ, asacol shorter attention spans, asacol and lower academic achievement. Asacol Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, asacol but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, asacol too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, asacol000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Asacol states and three countries - Canada, asacol Columbia and Haiti. Asacol The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Asacol We are feeding the future of America, asacol one school at a time.