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. Gluconorm Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, gluconorm ready-to-eat foods, gluconorm like granola bars, gluconorm juice boxes, gluconorm mac and cheese, gluconorm and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Gluconorm The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Gluconorm Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, gluconorm increased hospitalization, gluconorm lower IQ, gluconorm shorter attention spans, gluconorm and lower academic achievement. Gluconorm Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, gluconorm but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, gluconorm too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, gluconorm000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Gluconorm states and three countries - Canada, gluconorm Columbia and Haiti. Gluconorm The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Gluconorm We are feeding the future of America, gluconorm one school at a time.