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. Celebra Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, celebra ready-to-eat foods, celebra like granola bars, celebra juice boxes, celebra mac and cheese, celebra and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Celebra The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Celebra Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, celebra increased hospitalization, celebra lower IQ, celebra shorter attention spans, celebra and lower academic achievement. Celebra Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, celebra but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, celebra too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, celebra000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Celebra states and three countries - Canada, celebra Columbia and Haiti. Celebra The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Celebra We are feeding the future of America, celebra one school at a time.