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. Elavil Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, elavil ready-to-eat foods, elavil like granola bars, elavil juice boxes, elavil mac and cheese, elavil and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Elavil The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Elavil Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, elavil increased hospitalization, elavil lower IQ, elavil shorter attention spans, elavil and lower academic achievement. Elavil Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, elavil but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, elavil too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, elavil000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Elavil states and three countries - Canada, elavil Columbia and Haiti. Elavil The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Elavil We are feeding the future of America, elavil one school at a time.