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. Atozor Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, atozor ready-to-eat foods, atozor like granola bars, atozor juice boxes, atozor mac and cheese, atozor and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Atozor The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Atozor Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, atozor increased hospitalization, atozor lower IQ, atozor shorter attention spans, atozor and lower academic achievement. Atozor Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, atozor but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, atozor too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, atozor000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Atozor states and three countries - Canada, atozor Columbia and Haiti. Atozor The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Atozor We are feeding the future of America, atozor one school at a time.