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. Ranitil Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ranitil ready-to-eat foods, ranitil like granola bars, ranitil juice boxes, ranitil mac and cheese, ranitil and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Ranitil The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Ranitil Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, ranitil increased hospitalization, ranitil lower IQ, ranitil shorter attention spans, ranitil and lower academic achievement. Ranitil Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, ranitil but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, ranitil too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, ranitil000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Ranitil states and three countries - Canada, ranitil Columbia and Haiti. Ranitil The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Ranitil We are feeding the future of America, ranitil one school at a time.