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. Ulcerfate Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ulcerfate ready-to-eat foods, ulcerfate like granola bars, ulcerfate juice boxes, ulcerfate mac and cheese, ulcerfate and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Ulcerfate The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Ulcerfate Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, ulcerfate increased hospitalization, ulcerfate lower IQ, ulcerfate shorter attention spans, ulcerfate and lower academic achievement. Ulcerfate Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, ulcerfate but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, ulcerfate too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, ulcerfate000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Ulcerfate states and three countries - Canada, ulcerfate Columbia and Haiti. Ulcerfate The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Ulcerfate We are feeding the future of America, ulcerfate one school at a time.