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. Supra Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, supra ready-to-eat foods, supra like granola bars, supra juice boxes, supra mac and cheese, supra and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Supra The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Supra Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, supra increased hospitalization, supra lower IQ, supra shorter attention spans, supra and lower academic achievement. Supra Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, supra but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, supra too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, supra000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Supra states and three countries - Canada, supra Columbia and Haiti. Supra The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Supra We are feeding the future of America, supra one school at a time.