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. Parcopa Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, parcopa ready-to-eat foods, parcopa like granola bars, parcopa juice boxes, parcopa mac and cheese, parcopa and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Parcopa The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Parcopa Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, parcopa increased hospitalization, parcopa lower IQ, parcopa shorter attention spans, parcopa and lower academic achievement. Parcopa Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, parcopa but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, parcopa too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, parcopa000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Parcopa states and three countries - Canada, parcopa Columbia and Haiti. Parcopa The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Parcopa We are feeding the future of America, parcopa one school at a time.