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. Renitec Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, renitec ready-to-eat foods, renitec like granola bars, renitec juice boxes, renitec mac and cheese, renitec and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Renitec The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Renitec Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, renitec increased hospitalization, renitec lower IQ, renitec shorter attention spans, renitec and lower academic achievement. Renitec Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, renitec but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, renitec too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, renitec000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Renitec states and three countries - Canada, renitec Columbia and Haiti. Renitec The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Renitec We are feeding the future of America, renitec one school at a time.