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. Enap Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, enap ready-to-eat foods, enap like granola bars, enap juice boxes, enap mac and cheese, enap and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Enap The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Enap Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, enap increased hospitalization, enap lower IQ, enap shorter attention spans, enap and lower academic achievement. Enap Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, enap but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, enap too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, enap000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Enap states and three countries - Canada, enap Columbia and Haiti. Enap The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Enap We are feeding the future of America, enap one school at a time.