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. Veega Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, veega ready-to-eat foods, veega like granola bars, veega juice boxes, veega mac and cheese, veega and oatmeal. There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. Veega The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Veega Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, veega increased hospitalization, veega lower IQ, veega shorter attention spans, veega and lower academic achievement. Veega Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, veega but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, veega too. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 62, veega000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. Veega states and three countries - Canada, veega Columbia and Haiti. Veega The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. Veega We are feeding the future of America, veega one school at a time.