Blessings in a Backpack is a results oriented program. This unique program is designed to feed elementary school children, whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program, and have little or no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
$80 feeds a child in the program for an entire school year. Following a donation, a school is chosen and a local grocer partners with the program to provide food meals in the backpacks. Every Friday, students receive their backpacks with staples that require little to no preparation. They return with their backpacks on Monday ready to learn.
As of October 2010, Blessings in a Backpack is feeding over 25.600 children in 157 schools in 27 U.S. states and two countries - Canada and Colombia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. We are Feeding the Future of America, one school at a time.
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