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. Theophylline Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, theophylline ready-to-eat foods, theophylline like granola bars, theophylline juice boxes, theophylline mac and cheese, theophylline and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Theophylline The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Theophylline Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, theophylline increased hospitalization, theophylline lower IQ, theophylline shorter attention spans, theophylline and lower academic achievement. Theophylline Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, theophylline but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, theophylline too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, theophylline000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Theophylline states and three countries - Canada, theophylline Columbia and Haiti. Theophylline The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Theophylline We are feeding the future of America, theophylline one school at a time.