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. Mirapexin Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, mirapexin ready-to-eat foods, mirapexin like granola bars, mirapexin juice boxes, mirapexin mac and cheese, mirapexin and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Mirapexin The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Mirapexin Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, mirapexin increased hospitalization, mirapexin lower IQ, mirapexin shorter attention spans, mirapexin and lower academic achievement. Mirapexin Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, mirapexin but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, mirapexin too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, mirapexin000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Mirapexin states and three countries - Canada, mirapexin Columbia and Haiti. Mirapexin The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Mirapexin We are feeding the future of America, mirapexin one school at a time.