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. Depsonil Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, depsonil ready-to-eat foods, depsonil like granola bars, depsonil juice boxes, depsonil mac and cheese, depsonil and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Depsonil The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Depsonil Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, depsonil increased hospitalization, depsonil lower IQ, depsonil shorter attention spans, depsonil and lower academic achievement. Depsonil Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, depsonil but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, depsonil too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, depsonil000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Depsonil states and three countries - Canada, depsonil Columbia and Haiti. Depsonil The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Depsonil We are feeding the future of America, depsonil one school at a time.