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. Smoking Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, smoking ready-to-eat foods, smoking like granola bars, smoking juice boxes, smoking mac and cheese, smoking and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Smoking The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Smoking Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, smoking increased hospitalization, smoking lower IQ, smoking shorter attention spans, smoking and lower academic achievement. Smoking Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, smoking but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, smoking too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, smoking000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Smoking states and three countries - Canada, smoking Columbia and Haiti. Smoking The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Smoking We are feeding the future of America, smoking one school at a time.