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. Casodex Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, casodex ready-to-eat foods, casodex like granola bars, casodex juice boxes, casodex mac and cheese, casodex and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Casodex The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Casodex Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, casodex increased hospitalization, casodex lower IQ, casodex shorter attention spans, casodex and lower academic achievement. Casodex Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, casodex but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, casodex too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, casodex000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Casodex states and three countries - Canada, casodex Columbia and Haiti. Casodex The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Casodex We are feeding the future of America, casodex one school at a time.